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100 things you probably don't know about me.

Posted by in Steve's Blog, 09 March 2005 - * * * * * · 496 views

Do we REALLY know each other?

I challenge other Stroke Network bloggers to make a list on their blog of 100 things we do not know about you!

1. I had a rare type of Brain Stem stroke on the Pons. It caused quadriplegia and loss of speech. My stroke happened in France while I was on a business trip. This occurred over 20 years ago in 1994.

Lauren has made his final transition

Posted by djs202 in djs202's Blog, 04 July 2015 - - - - - - · 16 views
end of life

Such a long/short journey. After a year and a half in the nursing home, Lauren developed a bowel obstruction and was transferred to the hospital on Monday, June 22. Though we originally planned emergency surgery to correct the obstruction, he began to fail pretty rapidly and we decided to cancel the already highly risky surgery. I became convinced there w...

Growing Up And Understanding How Life Goes

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 02 July 2015 - - - - - - · 21 views

As young kids growing up in big families you never know what life holds for you being successful in life... Many times you say to yourself "I don't want to suffer like my parents did and have all those kids to raise up." Well, I got married to my childhood sweetheart, we had two kids, a boy and a girl.... I joined the Army went to Germany and a daughter...

another AHA moment in life

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 02 July 2015 - - - - - - · 20 views

As I am getting older & going through my own life experiences learning valuable lessons of life which elders tell you but you never pay attention thinking oh what do they know. Well today understand better. While growing up in India in middle class family youngest of four children. We were not very rich people but our parents gave us enough. Every one...

recognize blessings

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 02 July 2015 - - - - - - · 16 views

yesterday while having coffee and updating my blog,an old friend stopped by as we chatted, he asked how thingswere going financially.I told him about SSA and the latest hoop. I didsay we are managing. he wrote out a check to help out.
what a friend.
We have become a society of givers and we are challenged to accept gifts graciously.
I give what I can at...

I am thinking of moving my blog to here

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 01 July 2015 - - - - - - · 25 views

My name is John Mitchell, and I am a stroke survivor. I used to be journalist, foreign correrspondent , public servant, publicist, photojournalist and speechwriter.

I had a heart attack Christmas day, 2009, went to hospital, and two days later had a triple bypass. The operation was messy and involved a lot of bleeding, resulting in the surgeon having...

if you live in CANADA,its time for a party party!!!!

Posted by lharrison in lenny's Blog, 01 July 2015 - - - - - - · 15 views


Trying to Keep Up

Posted by RonA in Venting, 25 June 2015 - - - - - - · 63 views

I have learned a lot since my wife had a stroke 20 months ago. I've learned to care for her, to modify things in our house, to find new gadgets and devices to help her be more comfortable and independent. Those are the good things I've learned. The not-so-good thing is that people who treat stroke patients are a very fragmented group whose members don't...

Saw 2 docs

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 24 June 2015 - - - - - - · 35 views

I had a visit with the cardiologist late last week about my bleed a couple weeks ago. No idea where the bleed was from but the suspect my INR went high and blood was diffusing through the intestine wall. He pronounced my heart sounded good and had a stable rythym. He said he was very pleased with my progress and that I far exceeeded his expectations consi...

Feeling Good

Posted by anthony49 in anthony49's Blog, 24 June 2015 - - - - - - · 32 views

I just finished my 3rd short story about my time in the rehabilitation center-" My Stroke and The Journey Back The Third Leg of The Journey". It is a Kindle ebook on Amazon. If you are a caregiver or someone you know is having difficulties with their disability, I hope sharing my experience can help.

Living Alone The Joys of Work and living life.

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 19 June 2015 - - - - - - · 58 views

For a month or so I have been living by myself. I am alone at home with just myself and my animals and I love it. Well there is the exception that my home has some ceiling leaks but that's another long story. I don't have anyone living with me anymore because I can now take care of myself after having two strokes. Nope I am alone now because I am no...

My 100 things you don't know about me!

Posted by Tinamomof2 in Tinamomof2's Blog, 18 June 2015 - - - - - - · 38 views

I have enjoyed reading other people's so thought I would try it!

1. Born, raised and have lived in Indiana all my life.

2. I have only lived in 4 houses in my 48 years of life.

3. I only have 1 sister

4. I live in the country

5. 35 miles east of Indianapolis

6 When I was a kid we had a trailer fire and lost everything we owned except the clothes...

Birthday Trip - Las Vegas

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 18 June 2015 - - - - - - · 40 views

We just got back from our trip to Las Vegas. We went for ours and Kelly's birthdays and had a fun time. We left on Saturday with a stop in Flagstaff to grab a couple yogurts, then Kelly drove until we stopped just outside Kingman, AZ where we had lunch at a truck stop. The truck stop experience could have ruined our whole trip, but I refused to let it do...

Updated 100 List

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 18 June 2015 - - - - - - · 31 views

100 things about myself. This list was first created over ten years ago. I edited it and added new items at the bottom to make 100.

1. I was born in downstate Illinois.
2. I lived in the same house for the first 18 years of my life. My family still owns it.
3. I was born 7 weeks premature,
4. My parents were called to pick me up from...

100 things

Posted by smallory in Steve's Blog, 17 June 2015 - - - - - - · 17 views

Do we REALLY know each other?

I challenge other Stroke Network bloggers to make a list on their blog of 100 things we do not know about you!

Who am I? A blog from many years ago.

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 16 June 2015 - - - - - - · 48 views

As Steve is reviving "100 things you didn't know about me" I went back and found this old blog of mine called "Who am I?" which was a challenge from a member who was very active at that time called Susan Lowe. It is another way of putting together a list about yourself. Mine has a genealogical flavour (so I am a complex person...lol) and I thought I would...

Things You Don't Know About Me (can I find 100?)

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 16 June 2015 - - - - - - · 39 views

Things You Don't Know About Me (can I meet the 100 challenge?)
I love peanut butter
i graduated from an all girl's catholic school
i tapped danced
i twirled baton
i tried to surf
i had c sections
i have two beautiful miracle babies after risky pregnancies
i was told not to have a second child but I did it anyway
i have one boy and one girl
my Gram had 13...

The Cat's Meow

Posted by Onehandcan in Onehandcan's Blog, 15 June 2015 - - - - - - · 35 views

It's been three months since my grief stricken post about losing my cat, Rocky. I miss her dearly and thought long and hard about whether or not to adopt another cat. Caring for a pet can get complicated for a stroke survivor. Adding more challenges to an already challenged life is cause for pause, for sure. The prospect of, again, changing a litter b...

Los Angeles

Posted by ruthpill in ruthpill's Blog, 14 June 2015 - - - - - - · 49 views

This was the first vacation that I have taken in 6 years. Since William had his stroke. I took off Monday morning and came back Wed niight. It was short and it was exciting. My advice is do not travel Spriirt airlines. They were 2 hours late and mine should have been at 6AM. I was at our international airport for 5 1/2 hours. I had to check in on...

Day 315 06.02.2015 Grandma has an infection in her lungs

Posted by Cipeko in Cipeko's Blog, 02 June 2015 - - - - - - · 56 views
infection, bronchititis, lungs

Hello all,

It's been a long while again. Grandma has turned 85 years on march 31st. It's going to be 1 year since she had her stroke on august 2nd.

I'm not sure if she can make it that long :(, but there's always hope, hope and love brought us to this day for the last 315 days.

She's very ill for the last 2-3 weeks, she had her lungs infected somehow...

Things piling up

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 31 May 2015 - - - - - - · 54 views

Those of you that have read my blogs for some time know I am usually upbeat. I must confess things are piling up such that it is increasingly hard to be upbeat. The move to TN has cost way, way more than was expected. We are recovering but it will be a year before I feel comfortable with the checkbook again. That being said, we love the area and are makin...

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