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Felt sad when I heard of it that you were gone forever by stroke

Posted by JeremyAdkins in JeremyAdkins' Blog, 22 May 2015 - - - - - - · 16 views

In 2007, when I came home after school, I saw so many people in your home, something bad hit in my brain. It's hard to speak it out, but you are gone. I wish I can see your smile face one more time, so that I can recall how sweet you are when I miss you. Still, I will follow to do all the thing you told and taught me.

Hard work pays off

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 22 May 2015 - - - - - - · 20 views

I encountered a friend I haven't seen in iver 2 year long before my stroke
After chatting about family I couldn't recall his wife's name
I said you know I had a stroke 18 months ago
He said I knew you had the stroke but I was thinking it was 3/4 years ago you look so good
As you know the residuals impact of a stroke are hidden I.e.memory issues weakness o...

Just venting

Posted by catbeleu in catbeleu's Blog, 20 May 2015 - - - - - - · 47 views

I vent here because there is nowhere else to say it. Sorry if I ramble but just need to get it out of my head. I don't have anyone else to talk to so tag you guys are it! It's such a pretty day outside and I feel like I could just go back to bed, cover up my head and stay there till I die. Mike is getting more and more withdrawn from the outside world and...

How Do You Define Recovery?

Posted by LadyRose in LadyRose's Blog, 19 May 2015 - - - - - - · 52 views

How do you define recovery?

Here is the definition by the merrium-webster web site: http://www.merriam-w...ionary/recovery

When I was in the hospital just after having had the C.V.A. (stroke),I was told by the medical professionals that although it was not known if I could/would recover at all, the best chance of gaining recovery is in th...

Clean Bill of Health

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 18 May 2015 - - - - - - · 47 views

Clean Bill of Health My follow-up visit to the Dr. resulted in a clean bill of health. I wouldn't have returned except they refused to give me the lab results over the phone, insisting that I had to meet with the Dr. to get them. As far as I could tell this was just an excuse to collect another co-pay and bilk insurance out of more money. A few levels were slightly above or b...

what are you going to learn from your suffering & pain

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 17 May 2015 - * * * * * · 50 views

my favorite thing to do on Sunday is to watch oprah's super soul Sunday. author gilbert of eat, pray & love said something very profound & I usually like to write down in my blog & share with my friends life we all go through pain & suffering. If we find meaning in it & learn from it then its not a waste its hero's journey. I think...

Still Alive and Moving

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 16 May 2015 - - - - - - · 35 views

I went to an expressive arts therapy workshop last night. Ok I thought it would be fingerpainting but it was all dance stuff. There I was with a walker right. So I took off my shoes and one foot felt the carpet underneath my foot. We were told to explore that feeling. All I could concentrate on was the other numb one that was getting tingly zaps even t...

100 words

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 15 May 2015 - - - - - - · 48 views

Do you remember the book: "I'll teach my Dog 100 words?" well we learn new words when we do something different in our lives. During my time as a caregiver I learned a lot of new words. I learned the meaning of therapy, rehabilitation, recovery, survivor, caregiver, isolation, rejection, loneliness. I learned what MRI, TIA and many other acronyms sto...

In home help

Posted by johnk6749 in johnk6749's Blog, 15 May 2015 - - - - - - · 47 views
in home help, respite and 1 more...

I need to get someone into the home when needed so I can take care of personal business. I would like to know how to evaluate a care agency to know if I can trust them with Mom's care while I am gone. I would start with the recommendation from the hospital social worker. She said I should stay here the first time to see how they are.

Any thoughts?

Garden is planted!!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 09 May 2015 - - - - - - · 32 views

The garden is planted. So, summer is actually on the way. We have had very dicey weather for the last month. Global warming is not a good thing!

This week I went with my sister to get the herbs. I did not go last year. She accidentally bought lovage, which has turned out to be a good thing. I especially like it added to sandwiches. It is really good with...

a link to a person with dementia speeking at a perth conference

Posted by follys in follys' Blog, 09 May 2015 - - - - - - · 48 views

I was just sent this link. its audience is everybody particularly those who struggle with defects.


in trying to use this link, I got to the web site. then must go over to the right hand side and click on "Helga speaks.." hope this works for you as I found her 27 min talk very...

Extreme fatigue...is it normal life?

Posted by Kristenhe in Kristenhe's Blog, 07 May 2015 - - - - - - · 48 views

I am a 39 year old mother of two boys and It has been two years since my stroke. The only thing that is so frustrating in my recovery it is not my weak left side or the fact that I cannot use my hand, I am just so tired! Maybe my life is tiring waking up early to get the boys off to school, running errands, making dinner, doing laundry. Is Life that...

I Got Home Health Care From An Agency Again!!!

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 05 May 2015 - - - - - - · 62 views

Well you all I don't get on here as, often as I once did almost daily, because I got a lady that comes in 5 days each week from 9 to 11 am helping me recover some more from what ever it was that caused me to be almost helpless... It wasn't another stroke but I can't do what I could do just months ago, IE, walking, stooping, reaching down to get something...

Oriented x 1, Where am I and why

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 04 May 2015 - - - - - - · 76 views

I've got some time to kill, I'll continue if no one minds...

At this point,I'm documenting what I've been told happened with some 'snapshot' memories included.

I'm told I was posting on Facebook that night to calm down family who were excited about the event. I've seen the posts but this will be part of my memory that is lost to me.

Off to the OR, I'm...

Good Place To Start

Posted by Onehandcan in Onehandcan's Blog, 02 May 2015 - - - - - - · 68 views

It's been a long time since I've visited the Strokeboard. No excuses, I just haven't, but this morning I ran across the following quote and thought it was a good place to start the weekend...to start and finish any day!

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circum...

What a birthday present

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 27 April 2015 - - - - - - · 61 views

I have to share. My realtor called and informed me my bid was accepted for a condo big enough for me.
It is right down the road from my parents. They are at 90 and this is 31. I was so happy this was a fast sale. i wasn't even looking then BAM. saw that and was shown the next day.The whole process took 2 weeks. ( It helped I was paying cash) It was a gr...

Here at last in Tennessee

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 26 April 2015 - - - - - - · 69 views

Sorry for the long gap in postings, life has been busy to say the least. The saying goes that old age is not for sissies. I can now say that moving across country is not for sissies either. As previously posted we were planning to move from MN to TN. The move is now done, new to us house and all furniture shipped and accounted for.

Nearly finished with t...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for Stroke Patients

Posted by RonA in RonA's Blog, 22 April 2015 - - - - - - · 86 views

I wonder if any of you have experience with or knowledge of hyperbaric oxygen treatment, or HBOT, for stroke patients. I have run across a fair amount of information about it and though usually cynical about such things I have become quite interested. It involves putting patients in pressurized chambers and having them breathe pure oxygen for 90 minutes p...

Six Months Later...

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 15 April 2015 - - - - - - · 99 views

April 11 made six months since I had my last stroke. I cried so much just thinking about last year. I haven't cried like that since I was in the hospital. I thought I had healed some mentally but nope. The wounds of last year are still fresh. My ex told me I am still recovering. Only decent thing they have said to me. I have been in denial about my own re...

Was thinking the other day, ya ya I'm deep ;-)

Posted by myhome in Stu's Blog, 11 April 2015 - - - - - - · 94 views

I was thinking about my stroke the other day, and how I wasn't really scared while it was happening. I know that's a strange thing to say but it's true. Sitting in my office at work having supper while my wife while the stroke onset was happening (and I wasn't scared) while I felt my body starting to shut down. I was thinking just how much this was going...

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