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The VA Appointments I Got Coming Up

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 04 May 2016 - - - - - - · 8 views

Well it's not new news but I got to go to the VA for tomorrow and the next few days to get things done to my scooter lift in my vehicle which is install a new lift since this one is twelve years old and very used over that time.... Then to see my VA doctors and a bit more stuff has to get done on this trip....

The 25th of this month is my eye appointment...

A Trip to the Mall

Posted by CarolR in Carol's Blog, 04 May 2016 - - - - - - · 14 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...

Apologies everyone.......

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 04 May 2016 - - - - - - · 18 views

It has been ages since I last blogged, and to tell the truth I haven't had the heart to write anything. But two regulars in here both emailed me today and urged me to make another entry.

The last time I blogged - if I recall correctly - my delusional son in law had left my daughter and her two young sons 2 weeks after the family had moved into another h...

A Major Change!

Posted by aanaruk in aanaruk's Blog, 03 May 2016 - - - - - - · 27 views

Hello Anybody who happens to see this!

Well, it has happened. About five and a half months ago on Friday the 13th (of November 2015) I left work for the last time, I turned 66 in October so eligible for 100% social security.

After a massive hemorrhagic stroke in May 2005 it was miraculous I was able to work this long. The last year was great with fo...

ummmmm....

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 02 May 2016 - - - - - - · 27 views

Well today officially starts the first day of the sale of beach tags for the summer beach season. Good thing my father is the beach director but no deals or sales.. oh well at least I'm starting not to be so self conscious because I started to listen to my parents again as they fill in my 'lost gaps' of memory. Pretty scary stuff from their perspective....

A Reply To Friend

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 02 May 2016 - - - - - - · 32 views

I do not have any scars that someone can See source of pain. My leg even walks. I get around with a walker so no one sees my visual problems. Not a soul really knows how I now experience the world and exist in it now. The one person who has a clue is my vestibular physical therapist. She gets it about the pain getting in the way. Ok and the doc doing r...

Love to Laugh

Posted by Strokewife in Strokewife's Blog, 01 May 2016 - - - - - - · 30 views
Mary Poppins, Caregiving burn out

Love to Laugh When moving forward in to each day as a caregiver to a stroke survivor there are moments that are simply excruciating. It can be the late night awakening to assist him to the bathroom when I have had little to no sleep, a strong arm hold when he is leaning toward a potential fall, or remaining calm during his uncontrolled emotional outburst due to stroke...

Humbled beyond words

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 27 April 2016 - - - - - - · 16 views

I've been volunteering at the hospital for just over a year now my title is patient Ambassador which is really a quality assurance day talking with the patients making sure everything's okay and make sure they understand I can't fix anything but I get it directed to the right people recently one of the nurses introduced me to a stroke survivor is the stro...

The benefits of being part of a support site

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 26 April 2016 - - - - - - · 142 views

Just talking on chat with Host Sally about how we need older people in our lives to guide us, to be the guides, counselors, encouragers, earth mothers, wise women and agony aunts. We also need strong men who have wisdom, the answers grown out of experience, the time to sit and help us work out a solution. In other words we need each other. We need to ge...

48 Years Ago Today

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 20 April 2016 - - - - - - · 47 views

48 Years Ago Today At two o'clock in the afternoon on April 20, 1968 Gary and I were married in the Catholic Cathedral in Rapid City, S. Dakota..........who would have thought we'd both still be here?!? lol

We are getting a newer golf cart today, so we can get around the park easier now that the post office has moved our mailboxes to group clusters and ours is nearly 2....

surviving stroke is lot better than not here to witness all life has to offer

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 19 April 2016 - - - - - - · 62 views

life feels so fragile sometimes & you never know when your number is up. recently in our neighborhood very young guy age 45 died of sudden cardiac arrest, he leaves behind two young kids & wife. we never knew the family but went to their home to give our condolences. It feels so sad to meet such a young family to go through this big loss in their...

Our Vegetable Garden

Posted by SweetMom in SweetMom's Blog, 18 April 2016 - - - - - - · 41 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...

A Generation has Passed

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 16 April 2016 - - - - - - · 45 views

My dad’s sister, Arlene, died on April 6. She was 96. My parents each had two siblings and each of them had a spouse, All ten have now passed. So, a generation is gone.

My aunt, who lived in her house by herself since her husband died in 2005, was moved into a home last summer after she had gall bladder surgery. We did see her last fall. She was obviousl...

How do you enter Chat?

Posted by williamharris in williamharris' Blog, 12 April 2016 - - - - - - · 60 views

I cannot believe it. I was going to enter chat. But it has been so long that I do not know how to enter chat.
But I will take this free time to update William and My life. Wm had his stroke December 2008. I cannot believe that we have come thru almost 8 years. But, time flies no matter what you are doing. We have gotten used to our new life.

I am...

Coming up on my 10 Anniversary

Posted by myhome in Stu's Blog, 11 April 2016 - - - - - - · 44 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...

Is it Really Spring?

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 05 April 2016 - - - - - - · 57 views

Not sure about other places, but it's cold here. Yesterday, it was 77. Today the high will be 48. So glad I am going home for my grandmother's birthday celebration in a few days. It will be much, much, much warmer in SC! I am so ready for the warm weather and my body is as well.

Last time I blogged, it was about my upcoming surgery. I have put tha...

So Surgery is going to happen

Posted by heathber in heather's Blog - Heather was here, 23 March 2016 - - - - - - · 80 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 - - - - - - · 44 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...

Little finger is a big step

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 27 February 2016 - - - - - - · 94 views

For a year and a half I've been looking at my right hand trying to bend its control to my will, with no positive result. I can close my hand but have little control over the pinkie or ring finger, they steadfastly stay extended at 45 degrees to the palm. I kept trying everyday I guess so I felt like I was trying, but many times I did it with no expectatio...

Hard to Explain

Posted by Abranson in 'Caregiver' seems to be inept title, 12 February 2016 - - - - - - · 90 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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