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mid-winter thinking

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 22 July 2014 - - - - - - · 95 views

I had a week with one of the nasty winter viruses around this year - this one had a headache that lasted four days with fever and a really bad throat plus a cough. Everything but the cough seems to have gone but coughing keeps me waking up and waking up keeps me thinking. Not a good thing at...


More Bad News!

Posted by catbeleu in catbeleu's Blog, 20 July 2014 - - - - - - · 126 views

Ok so one of these days, and I hope it is in the very near future, I am going to be able to post some good news. For now I will just fill you in on what has happened to my family yet again! As most of you know I lost my Mom in February, my Dad in May and now my sister in law and on the 3rd anniversary of my brothers death! She was not the spouse of...


Lindsey Sterling

Posted by wiremanranch in wiremanranch's Blog, 19 July 2014 - - - - - - · 67 views

Lindsey Sterling is amazing. Lzzy Hale is guest vocals from Halestorm. . They have several videos on You Tube.


Our midsummer update

Posted by 1967stingray in 1967stingray's Blog, 19 July 2014 - - - - - - · 91 views

Figured it’s time for an update, nothing major but we’re moving along I guess.

We go Monday to see the orthopedist, to find out if Ray’s arm is officially “healed”. Luckily the break was minimally displaced, plus it’s his paralyzed arm, so he hasn’t needed a cast or sling. That does makes things tough for me, I didn’t realize how much I...


Catching up from the beginning.

Posted by StevenM in StevenM's Blog, 18 July 2014 - - - - - - · 78 views

On July 9th, 2014, I did not think when I woke up that I would and up being a stroke caregiver. My day started out like any other day going to work coming home helping my wife with any activities or anything events going on around the house. That day she had been outside in our high heat high humidity day painting the house climbing a ladder to get to the...


An Experience of Psychic Phenomena

Posted by ajcee in ajcee's Blog, 17 July 2014 - - - - - - · 298 views

During a period of several days of struggling for my next breath, which felt like someone was trying to suffocate me with a pillow, I entered a state of altered consciousness that transcended my unbearable
agony. While my body labored, I felt an alertness, clarity and acceptance never experienced before or since, which outweighed my precognitive...


Survived the Visitors

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 17 July 2014 - - - - - - · 116 views

Aside from the dog bite from the first round of visitors and getting barfed on by the 4-1/2 month old in the second round, we managed to survive all the visitors this past week. Dan’s friends left Tuesday morning, but didn't call or stop to say goodbye before heading out of town. I may have upset the Mom on Monday when I took her out for some fun...


is it nature or nurture

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 16 July 2014 - - - - - - · 151 views

I always wonder about how kids turn out to be, is it nature versus nurture. Some days while raising our only child I feel its nature nothing we can do will make him change his ways like procrastination or not being organized lol and arguing that ofcourse I blame hubby's genes.& on some good days when he comes out & does right things which are...



Posted by trena777 in trena777's Blog, 13 July 2014 - - - - - - · 148 views

I have a question maybe someone on here has or is experiencing. I had several tia's and my main issue is numbness, tingling and burning sensation in my hand and face so far nothing seems to be helping any suggestions?


My wife's Birthday

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 10 July 2014 - - - - - - · 112 views

Yesterday, July 9th, was my wife's 62nd birthday which she enjoyed very well. She came home from work at 6 pm and wanted to eat out at Applebee's restaurant so we took our grand daughter too and she ate good and enjoyed being out to eat for a change!! Normally I go pick up food for all of us when my wife get home or having it here when she...


VERTIGO! Just What l Don't Need

Posted by LadyRose in LadyRose's Blog, 09 July 2014 - - - - - - · 228 views

Every morning, since July 4th, I've had episodes of severe dizziness upon sitting from a sleeping position (like being on a fast-spinning carnival ride).
Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Vertigo. Just what I don't need right now! And, of course, my fatigue is worsening too. I just want to sleep, all the time, forever.

No, I don't believe...


no cancer!

Posted by follys in follys' Blog, 03 July 2014 - - - - - - · 248 views

did the barium swallow today. I thought it a little unlikely that I might have esophageal cancer. but since the outcome is entirely grim I was very concerned. the equipment at out regional hospital was really quite good. but the first thing they did was take a number of chest exrays and then redid some of them. Debbie then told me she was taking them to...


Cleopatra, RIP

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 03 July 2014 - - - - - - · 218 views

Cleopatra, RIP Cleopatra the Cat died Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014.

I adopted her as a rescued cat in January of 2002. She was found with three kittens in a Chicago suburb Dec 26, 2001. When I adopted her they estimated she was 1 - 2 years old. So, she was geriatric.

About three weeks ago I became concerned because she was spending time in her litter box. Just lying...


stroke recover its all about new goals and baby steps

Posted by AmbassadorLenny in AmbassadorLenny's Blog, 02 July 2014 - - - - - - · 229 views
july, 2nd

well time to get started now that summer is finally here time to get a new goal and not just any goal oh no your goal and pick a goal just for you one that once accomplish will make you feel really good about your self butto reach your goal it does take some thought firest it has to be whay you really want to do ine that is doable just a baby steps really...


Busy, busy, busy

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 30 June 2014 - - - - - - · 185 views

Busy, busy, busy We have been so busy I just have not had time to even think about blogging, But here goes. First the frustration of trying to post a new gallery here. I have some pics I would like to post of our Alfa but could only get one to add to an existing album. So you may have to look at previously posted pics as well. I cannot make a new gallery, and I just...


Acceptance of stroke, VBS, Driving

Posted by Tinamomof2 in Tinamomof2's Blog, 22 June 2014 - - - - - - · 158 views

Still enjoying the Summer with my girls! Lately we have been goofing off a lot, staying up late and sleeping late. One thing I love about summer is when I don't have to set an alarm clock! LOL Time just goes by so fast, I know I am not the only Mother who would love to know the secret to keeping their children young a little longer. I see...


Update (Vanity)

Posted by susanmarshall in susancm's Blog, 05 June 2014 - - - - - - · 141 views

I had my hair cut today. The stylist told me that my hair was thinning on the paralyzed side, but the cut being layered would help.
I've got some meditation music, an acquaintance to get me out of the house, and a different attitude. ...



Posted by tjade802 in tjade802's Blog, 03 June 2014 - - - - - - · 214 views

So if you read my other entry you will know I had my stroke 2 years ago and currently suffer from Central Post Stroke Pain.We have been trying to figure out different Medications that go hand in hand to try and reduce the pain I deal with daily. With that being said. I see my neurologist and a regular basis. He has been amazing with me and I communicate a...


Farewell to Dr. Maya Angelou

Posted by englishlady in englishlady's Blog, 02 June 2014 - - - - - - · 179 views

My heart was a little heavy last week, the death of Dr. Maya Angelou. She was fill of wisdom, talked about love and doing right. Her poem about

"Phenomenal Women", I wrote it down, and loved to say it remembering all the caregivers on this site and how they are "Phenomental Women"

Another poem "Just do right, never go wrong by...



Posted by Englishrose in Englishrose's Blog, 23 May 2014 - - - - - - · 164 views

This morning I went for a swim.,

My attitude has had to shift with regard to exercise as I try,. but am slower than before,. I have started to go to the disabled session and its delightful!

What a friendly bunch of people- no-one is competing to swim faster and no-one complains about you slowing them down- its precious!

I just did half an hour-...

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