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Passing By The Two Year Marker

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 21 May 2016 - - - - - - · 108 views

I ran into my former physical therapist from a year or so ago.She commented on progress she saw,and I told her she was an important person in my life of recovery because she talked about things I was experiencing, believed me,assured me I was not crazy. She encouraged me to walk. I confided in her about my experiences in the nursing home. I told her I no...

Summer, Yeah!!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 26 May 2016 - - - - - - · 6 views

It finally looks like we are going to have summer after all. It has been in the eighties for the last few days. It rained last night. I should have known, but the bugs were already out when I went for a walk at 6:30am this morning. When I came home I was covered in bug bites and sweat (it was already 68 degrees with humidity). I immediately headed for the...

Witness the Beautiful teaching moment between a mother and her small child

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 25 May 2016 - - - - - - · 18 views

while waiting for the bus outside the grocery store a young mother with a small child, I guess 4 years old
they walked to the dollar store nearbt then came bck to the grocery storethe mother said to the little girl you know how that lady help you in that store now you have to pay it forward you need to help someone else I didn't get the opportunity to ta...

Tomorrow Is the Eye Appointment Day At The VA

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 24 May 2016 - - - - - - · 20 views

I'm in hopes they can figure out why the lens in my left eye seems to be a little weak while the right eye is still OK and I can see good with it..... Maybe they will have to replace the left one I don't know until I see them tomorrow.... I guess all the cataracts are gone by now.....

Then the next day Thursday I go see my heart doctor for a check up at...

Life goes on....

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 23 May 2016 - - - - - - · 33 views

Tomorrow we go to Melbourne for a few days. Moochie goes to kennels, and tomorrow night we attend a dinner in the Docklands to raise funds for a Cambodian organisation…The Ponheary Ly Foundation, which works towards increasing access to formal schooling, improving school retention, and strengthening the quality of educational experience for children and y...

It's Okay to Laugh at a Funeral

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 23 May 2016 - - - - - - · 26 views

I went to a memorial service this past week for a nice lady here in our park who passed away from side affects of chemo. She had been through several major medical challenges over the past few years...the most recent was colon cancer, chemo and several serious falls. I remember her telling me about six months ago when we were discussing end of life decis...

lifes simple joys

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 22 May 2016 - - - - - - · 32 views

things are so different now every one got digital phone camera video handy now. when our son was little we used to carry those big analog video recorders. I used to b always one to remember to video those ordinary moments of kido playing around with every one. hubby never liked to do it. so our official videographer will be either me or my brother. Dur...

Eleven Years!

Posted by aanaruk in aanaruk's Blog, 21 May 2016 - - - - - - · 28 views

This week (just passed) marked my eleven year anniversary into my third life ( I was born, I was Baptized, then I survived!)

As I do every year, I send an annual note of thanks out to the four hospitals and four teams of doctors, nurses, therapists, lab workers etc that had anything to do with my recovery. Here is this year's (much shorter than normal)...

back home again

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 20 May 2016 - - - - - - · 35 views

I have been out to the desert country again, out to Broken Hill to support Trevor through another Family Court hearing. This one was the final one as even the judge was getting anxious for Trev and his ex to reach a compromise solution. It came out as expected with half a day increase over the fortnight for Alice's access time with Trev this year and thre...

Made it through the first 2 evaluations for a clinical trial

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 18 May 2016 - - - - - - · 67 views

After filling out a clinical trial eligibility form quite some time back, the phone rang about a month ago. Took awhile to grasp who was calling but apparently my questionnaire had made it through several selection criteria to make it to a trial team at University of California at San Francisco. Did a phone interview and they said I was a preliminary matc...

My Brother Has CHF

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 18 May 2016 - - - - - - · 50 views

My brother, who had strokes ten years ago, is in the hospital for CHF. Poor thing has fluid around his heart and lungs. He is now on a ventilator. His kidney's are also failing him. Our parents went to see him on Monday after getting a call from the hospital. My mom told me not to worry or come down because my brother has nine lives. My brother has b...

My New Eye Patch.

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 17 May 2016 - - - - - - · 56 views

Some said try it. But I just closed one eye. Reading is Breathing. I worked hard to get my eyes working together but the double blur Annoys me. I Look normal in my glasses so none know the world I walk in. Moving patterns,Double then one then double,no depth, people moving too fast too close. Closed eyes makes my head spin. Lose my place in space.
So do...

groundhog day......memory

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 13 May 2016 - - - - - - · 46 views

groundhog day......memory I know. ..I know... Let it go... it's the past.

Well easier said than done. Everyday is a new day to me and they blend together. I understand now how hard it is to let go. Most things I have but some are buried in my soul. Yes as you might have guessed It I'm back at my ex's but only for 3 days a week and every job after that I go a day less. He is my...

Humor from a cup

Posted by Strokewife in Strokewife's Blog, 13 May 2016 - - - - - - · 59 views

I have always felt that in every situation of my life there are moments that when I look back on certain times I will find the humor in a particular event somewhere. I believe this to be true with the most horrific of scenarios. It always seems to be the situations that are the most burdensome that wind up being, for me, the most note worthy later on. T...

LColonoscopy tomorrow

Posted by williamharris in williamharris' Blog, 09 May 2016 - - - - - - · 51 views

I am signed in as William. I cannot sign in as Ruth. I am the caregiver to my husband William , who had his stroke in Dec. 2008. It is hard to believe that so much time has gone by.
Well, I am still taking care of myself. Getting that colonoscopy done. I can remember the 1st one when I turned 50. I think that I had one 5 years later. But I am not su...

A Trip to the Mall

Posted by CarolR in Carol's Blog, 04 May 2016 - - - - - - · 87 views

Yesterday I went to the mall. This is the first such trip for us since I had the stroke last summer. We live one and a half hours from the closest mall and that is a good thing until we actually need something at the mall. It was a rainy day, I wanted to avoid some less than exciting chores at home, and I needed to try to find some orthotics for a new pai...

Our Vegetable Garden

Posted by SweetMom in SweetMom's Blog, 18 April 2016 - - - - - - · 64 views

Our Vegetable Garden This year we are growing a garden in straw bales. The weeds have literally taken over so it was either raised beds or straw bales. First we treated the straw bales with high nitrogen fertilizer and steer manure and water to break down the straw bales. We used black plastic to speed up the process. Next we will plant tomatoes, peppers, herbs, lettuce, ve...

Coming up on my 10 Anniversary

Posted by myhome in Stu's Blog, 11 April 2016 - - - - - - · 55 views

Now I know I haven't been active here lately, sorry about that. We're getting ready to move in with the kids
for awhile, we're both downsizing then it's off to our new life in Pentiction BC, a trek of only 1300 miles with bag & baggage. The kids wanted us to move with them, not sure how living together 24/7 is going to work ( after all I'm pretty set...

So Surgery is going to happen

Posted by heathber in heather's Blog - Heather was here, 23 March 2016 - - - - - - · 91 views

Saw the orthopedic surgeon this morning. He's a very nice man who took over an hour to explain all the things he wants to do and to answer all my "silly" questions.

The result is I am going to go ahead with it and I'm feeling pretty confident that I can manage this, although it's not going to be easy.

He want's to do quite a few things
1. Detach the...

An overdue THANK YOU

Posted by Pearls in When your soul dies, 15 March 2016 - - - - - - · 52 views

THANK YOU for being here my friends. Strokeboard has made such a measurable difference in my life and i want to thank each and everyone of you. I'd be out on planet Jupiter without you. Well meaning family, friends, therapists are all reassuring, but it is you, fellow survivors, that i come to when I cry and feel scared and lost. You are my soulmates that...

Hard to Explain

Posted by Abranson in 'Caregiver' seems to be inept title, 12 February 2016 - - - - - - · 106 views

This is a letter I found that I'm not even sure if I sent to a friend of mine on a writing website.

Hey friend,

I'm about to type some things and I'm not completely sure why and I definitely don't want to burden you or make you feel awkward but honestly I'm at a loss.

Have you ever had something happen in your life that you couldn't talk about to those...

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