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100 things you probably don't know about me.

Posted by in Steve's Blog, 09 March 2005 - * * * * * · 605 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.

Sincerity shows

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 28 July 2015 - - - - - - · 4 views

While walking downtown between buses encountered a homeless man who asked me if I could spare money so you can get some toast I told him I had no no money at all but I wished I could help him then I reached into my pocket and I found a dime and I said well I could at least get you started he was at the time because he said I don't want to take your last d...

Some days I feel good

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 28 July 2015 - - - - - - · 1 views

Some days are like diamonds......while others make me feel as though I am digging up fool's gold. And just occasionally I find it's both. Today was such a day.

The morning was fine. While Jules went to the gym, I went for a 30-minute walk with Moochie. On my return I discovered workmen installing the garage roller door we had been waiting for for wee...

Honesty is the only dignity left

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 26 July 2015 - * * * - - · 32 views

I am in a nursing home.
I packed up a few of my favorite things to put in storage.
I gave away everything else from where I lived for 15 years.
No one here understands my pain or what vestibular means.
I am humiliated by them when they insist some friend or family should take me in and they treat me like a homeless person rather than an ill one.
I have no...

Overdue Update

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 24 July 2015 - - - - - - · 26 views

I discovered that I have not updated my blog since May 9. Yikes. Guess there is always something else to do, LOL.

We are in the full swing of summer here. It is a little warmer, and we have had lots and lots of rain. Finally our drainage system was redone. We have been working to get the company who first put in the system in 2008 to repair it. Last year...

12 Year Report On My Stroke Journey

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 24 July 2015 - - - - - - · 18 views

It's now been 12 years since the stroke and I'm still paralyzed on my left side and one handed, leg too, for that matter but I'm alive and kicking just not very high :roflmao: at all.... Recovery for a stroke depends on so many factors mental and physical so from that standpoint I'm doing pretty good I think.... :D

My walking is a lot slower and my stre...

Caregiver's needs

Posted by Deigh in Deigh's Dalliances, 21 July 2015 - - - - - - · 42 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...

celebrated our anniversary together

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 20 July 2015 - - - - - - · 31 views

can't believe we celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary together. We have been through so many ups & downs of life together. I feel my stroke allowed me to see his spiritual side which made me realize how lucky I have been married to my soulmate. We do make perfect team together. I compensate for things he is weak in & vice versa. It took both o...

Mission completed - Faucet installed

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 18 July 2015 - - - - - - · 32 views

It took about 3.5 hours but we have a new kitchen faucet, one of those hose pullout jobs to replace the old, basic faucet which gave its all since the kids were, well, kids.
We had bought this tool for doing the work of one of those sink wrenches. It worked well as it is large enough for me to grasp and exhibit some control over while turning it.

11 Yr. Survivor Turns 68 Today

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 08 July 2015 - - - - - - · 52 views

Today is Gary's 68th birthday - he has survived 11 years since his massive brainstem stroke on June 1, 2004 and is thriving. After his last physical in June, the Dr. said the stroke was apparently a one-time life altering neurological event and that he appears to be very healthy and could live a normal lifespan - notice I didn't say "normal life."

From t...

Day 346 07.07.2015 Grandma has passed away peacefully

Posted by Cipeko in Cipeko's Blog, 08 July 2015 - - - - - - · 64 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...

Summer Vacation

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 07 July 2015 - - - - - - · 33 views

I am home in my native state of South Carolina for a nice week long vacation. Before I drove here I had some anxiety about having another stroke. Just when I think I am over having them something triggers it. Maybe it's because of all the work I have been doing and the stress of my leaking ceiling is the blame. But nonetheless I made it home safe and soun...

My Last Post

Posted by LadyRose in LadyRose's Blog, 04 July 2015 - - - - - - · 67 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 - - - - - - · 76 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 - - - - - - · 21 views


Trying to Keep Up

Posted by RonA in Venting, 25 June 2015 - - - - - - · 85 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...

Feeling Good

Posted by anthony49 in anthony49's Blog, 24 June 2015 - - - - - - · 45 views

I just finished my 3rd short story about my time in the rehabilitation center-" My Stroke and The Journey Back The Third Leg of The Journey". It is a Kindle ebook on Amazon. If you are a caregiver or someone you know is having difficulties with their disability, I hope sharing my experience can help.

My 100 things you don't know about me!

Posted by Tinamomof2 in Tinamomof2's Blog, 18 June 2015 - - - - - - · 42 views

I have enjoyed reading other people's so thought I would try it!

1. Born, raised and have lived in Indiana all my life.

2. I have only lived in 4 houses in my 48 years of life.

3. I only have 1 sister

4. I live in the country

5. 35 miles east of Indianapolis

6 When I was a kid we had a trailer fire and lost everything we owned except the clothes...

100 things

Posted by smallory in Steve's Blog, 17 June 2015 - - - - - - · 26 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!

Who am I? A blog from many years ago.

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 16 June 2015 - - - - - - · 66 views

As Steve is reviving "100 things you didn't know about me" I went back and found this old blog of mine called "Who am I?" which was a challenge from a member who was very active at that time called Susan Lowe. It is another way of putting together a list about yourself. Mine has a genealogical flavour (so I am a complex person...lol) and I thought I would...

The Cat's Meow

Posted by Onehandcan in Onehandcan's Blog, 15 June 2015 - - - - - - · 44 views

It's been three months since my grief stricken post about losing my cat, Rocky. I miss her dearly and thought long and hard about whether or not to adopt another cat. Caring for a pet can get complicated for a stroke survivor. Adding more challenges to an already challenged life is cause for pause, for sure. The prospect of, again, changing a litter b...

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