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Dealing With Ignorance

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 03 October 2015 - - - - - - · 46 views

I put the following in the CPS forum. I wanted to add it to my blog because maybe even others without CPS can relate or offer me some coping strategies. Thanks for reading.

I am in a five star rehab center/nursing home. A nurse came in and wanted to know why I am on so much pain medication I replied because I have central pain syndrome from stroke. She s...

Time Is Moving On!!!!

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 03 October 2015 - - - - - - · 19 views

You know for me time seems like it is flying on by because the summer time is gone football is in high gear, fall of the year is here and before too long people will be headed to Florida from up north to get a little sunshine and warmer weather.... We are already into hurricane season too so lots of changes in the weather coming our way real soon....


I pray the blessings never end

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 03 October 2015 - - - - - - · 34 views

Last weekend my phone was turned off I didn't have the $40 to lay the bill. I struggled. It managed on Wednesday u had secured the money. I went to pay the bi but there was a $5 late fee, I asked if I. Ould pay it next month, the young man looked at me and said. Don't worry I got it. He pulled $5 out of his pocket and said I know your situation and you...

another enlightning moment while teaching our son thing about life

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 30 September 2015 - - - - - - · 42 views

Its so unbelievable things I am learning so many new & great things about myself as I am getting older & wiser. few years ago kido was going through rough patch with his best friend & he was feeling very sad & lonely. Ofcourse he found another great set of friends though I was telling him about how I experienced same things when I was in c...

Ray out of the hospital and into rehab

Posted by 1967stingray in 1967stingray's Blog, 30 September 2015 - - - - - - · 75 views

Things are moving along. Ray's pneumonia is declared cured despite a lingering cough, so yesterday they transferred him to a nearby SNF for PT, OT and most especially speech; that, more for his throat and swallowing than actually talking. They are hoping to get him to eat again without it going into his lungs. Even if it's some kind of modified diet, I wo...

Why oh why?

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 28 September 2015 - - - - - - · 104 views

Why do we have children? Why can life be so screwed up? Why can't some men tell the truth?

Our son-in-law has walked out on our daughter and her two children barely a month after moving into a new house. The reason? He wants to be happy. Never mind the unhappiness that his cowardly and greedy move has unleashed on her and the 5 and 8 year olds, on my...

getting geared up for Spring

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 28 September 2015 - - - - - - · 31 views

I have had a lot of advice since becoming a widow. A lot of it is good and based on common sense and so I consider it. Good friends who know me well like to see me out and about, the sad thing is that they don't invite me to their homes or out to dinner with one exception. In the main the widow is still looked on as a potential trouble maker in a couple's...

She didn’t get the memo!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 26 September 2015 - - - - - - · 38 views

She didn’t get the memo! On Thurs the electrician was here. He left the door standing open and Jade the cat (who is an inside only cat) walked out the door. It was several hours before I realized she was missing.

Panic set in. The next morning I went for a walk and asked the four people I met if they had seen her. One saw her at 6:15 the evening before. She lives on the street p...

Depression is...

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 22 September 2015 - - - - - - · 77 views

A BIG ole Mother Chugger. Like many of you I have depression and it's a real BEAST. Has anyone else ever felt your depression like any other disease? It's like you are sitting there and have that feeling it's like wow, freaking depression is back again. My doctor asked me if I wanted to see someone about it, I told her no, I see enough doctors already...

Come one,come all!

Posted by Onehandcan in Onehandcan's Blog, 21 September 2015 - - - - - - · 83 views

I am presenting another "One Hand Can Cook!" Demonstration this week. If you are in or near Reno, Nevada this Thursday, 9/24, please come. The demo is FREE and everyone is welcome. It is at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno at 5:30 PM. And then...

The next day, Friday, my partner and I leave for 2 weeks in Australia! I'm excited. This has...

Hanging Rock walk

Posted by heathber in heather's Blog - Heather was here, 20 September 2015 - - - - - - · 79 views

I did my big test walk yesterday. I promised myself that I would get to the top of Hanging Rock before I left for my holiday. It's a good test of my capabilities and a way to asses the impact of this sort of activity. This is where we went https://en.wikipedia..._Rock,_Victoria

I had 4 support crew in the end, several other friends had to...

sad truth and what keeps me humble

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 20 September 2015 - - - - - - · 73 views

so I was going over to my sink and it hit me :

I could never have afforded the place i'm in without having had a stroke and lawsuit.

I am completely in awe of everyone whom I've had the pleasure meeting here. I often feel disingenuous after reading the individual stories here mostly due to I see the daily challenges faced. I know a stroke is a strok...

I truly like my PCP

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 17 September 2015 - - - - - - · 65 views

He is a more than competent doctor and seems genuinely concerned. Because I had a bleed found only by hemoglobin depletion we do that test every visit. He says he doesn't like getting blindsided, I'm OK with that. :)

He also has a dry sense of humor that aligns well with mine, sorta dark but in a good way. On my third visit to him he wanted to see me wal...

time flies fast

Posted by ruthpill in ruthpill's Blog, 16 September 2015 - - - - - - · 43 views

I need to check in. I have been lax. We have been doing well. William is still doing his therapy in the water. He does 5 days of the week with our caretaker and I do Saturdays. The three dogs are such a joy. They really pick up William's spirits. If he is confused the dogs seems to calm him down and he gets less confused. HE starts to think of the...

Karma and other musings

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 08 September 2015 - - - - - - · 48 views

Longtime readers may remember that I lost my first wife of 28 years, 14 years ago. Since I made a terrible batchelor, I married Lesley 4 months later, but I digress from the point of the blog. My late wife's name was Joan. During the long battle with type I diabetes, cancer and a few other medical conditions, she had to put on more and more medical device...

Another couple years down the road

Posted by aanaruk in aanaruk's Blog, 07 September 2015 - - - - - - · 77 views

Wow! Its been another few years. I still stop by and read the newbie posts every couple of months and I even responded to the "100 things you don't know about me" post that Steve started quite some time back. Boring guy that I am, however, I could only come up with thirty some responses!

Since my last entry, my wife and I have moved again (either our...

Emotional About Gary's Stroke?

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 18 August 2015 - - - - - - · 94 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 - - - - - - · 84 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 - * * * * * · 132 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 - - - - - - · 122 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...

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