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100 things you probably don't know about me.

Posted by in Steve's Blog, 09 March 2005 - * * * * * · 819 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.

Living life vicariously through the eyes of a 4 year old

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 03 September 2015 - - - - - - · 1 views

yesterday was extremely hot day, after walking 2 miles 90 + degrees when I got home I decide to go swimming my 4 year old grandson was over and we were in lake together and it started sprinkling a bit and he let out a squeal of joy it was fun and I recall the joy as a child swimming in the rain u apprecuate lufe much more niw but how sweet to see this yo...

Another entry.....

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 02 September 2015 - - - - - - · 40 views

I spent several hours today editing the blog that I maintained on Australia's National Stroke Foundation's website, and which runs to some 250,000 words. I plan on editing it into around 150,000 words and self publishing it for a modest fee of around $5.75. Maybe with the title of "A stroke survivor's blog....or how I handled a tree change and lived!"...

Surprise ending

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 01 September 2015 - - - - - - · 29 views

Well mum has surprised us again. She is now much better, back home again with a good prognosis at the moment. The blood bacterial infection is gone and the fluid around the heart and in the lungs also gone. She appears to be capable of assisted self care again. I will say New Zealand does a great job of keeping people in their homes rather than carting th...


Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 01 September 2015 - - - - - - · 31 views

I had a most vivid dream that I was running with family and then I was in a shop walking around and I bought a teal teddy bear.
It was so real.
I woke confused a moment.
Does anyone dream like I do?

Surviving A Stroke

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 30 August 2015 - - - - - - · 24 views

I just want to say surviving any stroke is a good thing for anyone no matter the type of stroke it was... I'm in my 12th year of survival now and as I look back over that time frame knowing I am not as dependent now as I was when the stroke first happened sorta makes me sad by wanting to be much more independent than I currently am... I have to continue t...

started new chapter of our life, all of us did

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 30 August 2015 - - - - - - · 33 views

We dropped kido to his dorm room, everything went smoothly. ofcourse day earlier I was so mad at him being irresponsible about receipts and general things. & day later so proud of him being so responsible for doing all things right for his dorm room. Ofcourse made me feel so bad about blowing up on him day earlier. I guess thats how life is made up a...

Just Tooling Along

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 29 August 2015 - - - - - - · 21 views

Here it is the end of August. Where did summer go?? We have lots and lots of tomatoes. I serve tomatoes two different ways with each meal!! I did make some sauce and froze. I know we will appreciate it come winter. Today I made focaccia with tomatoes, onions and garlic. It is really good.

This week Jade the cat had her yearly vet visit. Shots are a legal...

Rain, rain go away

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 29 August 2015 - - - - - - · 41 views

It has been raining here almost everyday since mid July. Not the summer shower type but the big storms that drop 3-4" in 30 minutes. Flooded streets, overflowing retention ponds, rivers going to flood stage. It just doesn't stop and the grayness doesn't help the spirit. Now we have the remnants of Erika coming for the next couple days. YEA. :grrr:

On the...

Big Bob's 45th Birthday

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 28 August 2015 - - - - - - · 30 views

Today my big brother and fellow stroke survivor is 45 years old! :dunce: He looks good for an old man. :hehe: But I truly hope he is having a good day. My mom said she sent him a card and I will call him later. I wish I had money so we could go to see him on his birthday. Surprise him and take him out somewhere and give him a piece of cake. I am not...

using our experience to help others

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 26 August 2015 - - - - - - · 55 views

I know I have nothing to complain about really but I have been feeling quite lonely the last few days. It is still winter here and raining. I don't feel that it is just that, it is also the fact that if I want to talk to someone it is me that has to ring. I don't have friends who automatically ring me now. I do have lots of pleasant acquaintances and that...

Emotional About Gary's Stroke?

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 18 August 2015 - - - - - - · 62 views

Yesterday I ran out for a few hours while Kelly was here and then came home, picked up her and Gary and all our gear and we headed to the pool for a few hours before she had to leave. In the rush to get all our belongings, we forgot the bag that had Gary's gait belt, so we didn't even attempt to get him in the pool without it. Instead, we parked him in hi...

Yep! It's time I wrote again...

Posted by Grannyjudymac72 in Grannyjudymac72's Blog, 15 August 2015 - - - - - - · 53 views

Well hello there dear friends. It's been a long time since I sat down here to write. I received two emails today telling me Happy Anniversary. A year ago I signed up here and was pretty faithful in reading and writing. But then I got all caught up in life and recovery. It's been a long year!! Some highs, lots of lows, but life it good. As you see we bo...


Posted by Richkelly1 in Richkelly1's Blog, 11 August 2015 - * * * * * · 90 views

my husband recently had a right thamalic hemorrhage stoke( about 2 months ago) , this was due because of prolong high blood pressure that we were unaware of. 3 weeks ago he was discharged from the hospital and now he is recovering at home with outpatient therapy 2 days a week . He suffers from short term memory loss, vision problems, and cognitive impairm...

Meeting at Hunters Hall

Posted by arogers in arogers' Blog, 30 July 2015 - - - - - - · 81 views

In May, 2005 I joined The Stroke Network as Caregiver to my husband who had suffered two major strokes. The same month, the same year a Caregiver from Australia joined. And the journey began.

Sue Wilkinson and I traveled closely through our husband's illnesses. It seemed as though if Bill had a crisis, Ray (Sue's husband) would ... or if Ray got ill, sur...

Caregiver's needs

Posted by Deigh in Deigh's Dalliances, 21 July 2015 - - - - - - · 81 views

My wife is one of the best caregivers one could ask for. Nothing is too much trouble for her and I am very aware of how much of a burden this could be so I do my best to make things easy for her. Firstly I insist that she continues with her own hobbies and group functions. We used to go out together weekly to a quiz. I was pretty useless and quite fran...

Day 346 07.07.2015 Grandma has passed away peacefully

Posted by Cipeko in Cipeko's Blog, 08 July 2015 - - - - - - · 107 views

Day 346 07.07.2015 Grandma has passed away peacefully Hello all,

I don't want to say unfortunately as I know she's in peace now but grandma Adile has passed away in my mother's arms yesterday about noon time, 7th of July 2015, 346 days after her stroke on 2 August 2014. Her organs failed and that's our guess, her WBC count was 15000, about 2.5 times her normal, 6000, no fever, nothing, normal heart rate bu...

My Last Post

Posted by LadyRose in LadyRose's Blog, 04 July 2015 - - - - - - · 96 views

I've made the decision to discontinue this blog for a couple of reasons:

I no longer have the energy for it.
My state of mind has drastically plummeted since starting this; initially, I thought/believed that I would "recover" more of my former self and abilities and that my posts would reflect a more positive reporting of and including a steady in...

Lauren has made his final transition

Posted by djs202 in djs202's Blog, 04 July 2015 - - - - - - · 116 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...

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

Posted by lharrison in lenny's Blog, 01 July 2015 - - - - - - · 44 views


Trying to Keep Up

Posted by RonA in Venting, 25 June 2015 - - - - - - · 114 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...

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