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Is it normal for a stroke survivor to show animosity toward their spouse

Posted by Debbyavery0 in Debbyavery0's Blog, 17 December 2014 - - - - - - · 34 views

I am concerned. Daddy is showing some strange behaviors. Last week he told me he would have killed himself the night before but didn't have anything to do it with. Come to find out it was a dream. He told mama in front of Robbie he was going to take a knife to her. We hid the knives and scissors. I don't know if he was joking or not. He started thi...

more thoughts on Christmas

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 17 December 2014 - - - - - - · 30 views

I am sitting here thinking about Life. Not a good idea as the busier I am the happier I am. But I spent all day writing out Christmas cards yesterday and I feel less Christmassy than before I stated. Seems as if it is a waste of time, paper in, paper out, words in, words floating out into space like released party balloons never to be seen again.. I think...

I Am the Grinch!

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 16 December 2014 - - - - - - · 57 views

I am the Grinch that stole Christmas around here. I have no desire to decorate, put up a tree, or make any plans for the holiday. It's all a lot of work to me and I don't need more work, I need a vacation. My neighbors were busy decorating their front yard last weekend and asked (for the 3rd year in a row) if they could plug some of their decorations into...

Is it the meds.................???

Posted by DeanS in DeanS' Blog, 16 December 2014 - - - - - - · 56 views
meds, side effcts, confusion and 2 more...

I got to the neurologist yesterday... to try and figure out my problems with my short term memory, apathy, and fatigue. He suggested that the only thing that might be causing these symptoms might be the pain reliever that i have been using (cymbalta) and suggested a lower dose. That was good information and i started a lower dose this morning. But somethi...

Update on my fatigue

Posted by LadyRose in LadyRose's Blog, 15 December 2014 - - - - - - · 61 views

I don't know if any of my family and/or friends read this/my blog so I'm not sure if I will continue with it or not but since it's been awhile since my last post, here's a bit of an update...Regarding the fatigue in my earlier posts, in actuality, it's not fatigue, it's all day drowsiness. Today I was awake at 6 AM and up and dressed and had breakfast (wh...

disappointments in life when things don't go your way

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 15 December 2014 - - - - - - · 42 views

I know we all have faced disappointments in life when things don't go your way. It hurts more when your chlld facing that disappointment of not getting into college of his first choice. I know something better will come out of this for this for sure but how do you make your child see the point. why things have to be so hard sometimes. Please pray for ou...

Lost the Pep in my Step !

Posted by Shortyy in Shortyy's Blog, 13 December 2014 - - - - - - · 68 views

So I tried the college thing, and figured out that I'm more hindered than I thought. My ego is very bruised by this. I wanted to so badly be able to accomplish my goal, instead I watched myself fail for the first in my life. All I want is to move on with my life and to be successful at something; but I'm still stuck running in place after 4 years....


Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 13 December 2014 - - - - - - · 33 views

Well care givers many of us survivors will be sitting in front of the Big TV watching football for hours or maybe sleep for hours in the recliners!! Then you will hear a weak voice calling out "Dear, honey, baby, can you bring me another ****@@@@ soon as you get time??"

I suppose the shopping days are gone but it seems at least the gas prices are droppin...

All I want for Christmas

Posted by johnk6749 in johnk6749's Blog, 13 December 2014 - - - - - - · 53 views

All I want for Christmas is for my Mom to know that I am her son and that I love her very much.

I don't think I will get this, but it is what I want.


oh boy!!! its CHRISTMAS time , lots of cheer

Posted by lharrison in lenny's Blog, 12 December 2014 - - - - - - · 35 views

oh wow!!!! do you feel the spirit of CHRISTMAS? I know I do, and its every where you look . we just had a Christmas lunch at the stroke club. lots of food , and fun, and even some gifts. and just everywhere you look . Lots of smiles, and lots of good wishes from all the members, and then lots of Christmas decorations, and of coarse a whole lotta cheer. We...

another week bites the dust

Posted by lmctrouble in Lynda's thoughts, 12 December 2014 - - - - - - · 36 views

TGIF!!!! It's been a long week and I would have given anything to feed the stinkleys and go back to bed this morning. We're moving more and more of our department to Traverse City which means I have less and less to do and that means I'm getting closer and closer to moving to my new job which means that I'm going to have to sort through ten years worth...

Jingle Bells!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 06 December 2014 - - - - - - · 45 views

Jingle Bells! Happy holidays everyone.

We are into winter here. It has been very cold and then not so cold. The weather continues to be strange. So far there has not much snow. So we are tooling along. Marge is going to call to see if we can get a tree delivered. This is a good idea. She is not supposed to lift over 20 pounds. I raised the question of bu...


Posted by MoonStone in MoonStone's Blog, 04 December 2014 - - - - - - · 41 views

Spending all of this time on the moon, wears on my soul.

Makes me feel really old most days.

"They" say many things, mostly filling hot air with sound and spit.

Trying to remind myself of the many years that have gone by, living carefree on earth, and wandering about with absolutely NO responsibilities.

And that time is not now.

Trying to...

Garion Says He doesn't Think I'll be Able to do it, BUT I Think I Can.

Posted by lydiacevedo in Conversations with myself, 04 December 2014 - - - - - - · 48 views

My first grandchild is due at the beginning of February. Garion and Tessa want me to be an active part of Elaena's life (yes, we know the gender and she is already named), and I want to be as well. But, Garion thinks I won't be able to manage Elaena and a service dog, out on my own. I think he is wrong.

Garion thinks I won't be able to push a stroller an...

“still [tired] after all these years…”

Posted by ed54 in ed54's Blog, 03 December 2014 - - - - - - · 77 views

“still [tired] after all these years…”

well, it could be crazy too but…

There is a Stroke handbill which says in past; “You may feel tired after a stroke for four
major reasons:
• You may have less energy than before because of
sleeping poorly, (yep) not getting enough exercise, (yep) poor
nutrition or the side effects of medicine.” (yep yep…)...

Why Wait for The New Year to Resolve

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 02 December 2014 - - - - - - · 50 views

Ok so I am in the official 6 months since the stroke zone and I am pleased that I have made it here without another stroke and that I can see progress for real and not just some encouraged wishful thinking. I need that. I can walk across the room holding my travel coffee mug and go from the couch to the kitchen zooming to the keurig for a hot reward for m...


Posted by molly2350 in molly2350's Blog, 02 December 2014 - - - - - - · 41 views

The last two days have been 1 step back and 1 step forward. Buck looked better today but pretty frustrated.. The cathetor was removed due to an infection. Changed towels once an hour or two to keep him clean. Bowel moves are so demeaning to him. He was emotionally down today. I managed 30 reps on each of his arms and hands. He also developed bronchitis an...

Happy... for the moment

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 29 November 2014 - - - - - - · 45 views

My strokes have made me one emotional girl. I am flying high one minute but fighting tears the next. Then there is me getting angry or frustrated at the drop of a hat. Being home with my parents for Thanksgiving has been great. It's always great to be home with family. It gives me a chance to escape everything thats going on. This year my high school we...

Going shopping

Posted by Pearls in When your soul dies, 27 November 2014 - - - - - - · 73 views

My husband took me clothes shopping for my birthday. What a treat. I admit i was fearful of the whole dressing room scene but the salesladies were very helpful and understanding about my husband going in the dressing room to assist me. I have lost 40 lbs since my stroke and truly needed clothes that didn't fall off of me. For many months food tasted and f...

Season's 'eatings

Posted by ed54 in ed54's Blog, 26 November 2014 - - - - - - · 70 views

Good morning all;

I suppose this is my second blog. I’m going to try to get these blogs out once a week or there abouts, we’ll see. At any rate, my parents visited me yesterday for about 2 hrs and that was really nice. They live about 75 miles away and were on their way to see another sister of mine as well as visiting me. My father just turned 92...

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