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What are you thankfull for?

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 26 November 2015 - - - - - - · 12 views

I'm thankful for a second Chance at life, family, friends and giving others hope the blessing I receive every day.
I am thankful I found you all on this site.
I pray everyine is truely thankful for the blessings we all receive

Be blessed and be a blessing,
Happy thanksgiving. Be well.

Today Thankful for Hope

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 26 November 2015 - - - - - - · 17 views

Today I give thanks for Hope and the people around me who help me hold onto it with their love and kindness. Some are strangers come into my life briefly,but leave a huge power of positive energy that gives me healing.

Happy Thanksgiving Day To Each Of You Here

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 25 November 2015 - - - - - - · 19 views

November 26th, Thanksgiving Day, I'm wishing all members here and our guess too a very Happy Thanksgiving Day dinner and family time together enjoying yourselves, family and friends alike where ever you may be enjoy..... :D :roflmao: :dunce:

Nope.....I haven't died!

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 23 November 2015 - - - - - - · 49 views

It's been ages since I last blogged. Well, some 3 weeks, which for me is about for ever. Hell, I used to blog almost daily on my old website until the National Stroke Foundation changed the rules and I spat the dummy and left!

Jules and I have been dividing our attention between Hedgerow Cottage and Melbourne since we returned from Palm Cove......and I...

New life, new place, new friends

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 23 November 2015 - - - - - - · 29 views

We are now well settled in our new home in Erwin, TN.My battle with colitis appears to be under control. Our son found a special diet that supposedly works to fix it. I always am skepical about such claims, I find they usually are just trying to sell you something. Refreshingly, this one is really about getting colitis and other stomach/intestinal suffere...

Moving a Tree

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 21 November 2015 - - - - - - · 26 views

Moving a Tree The holidays are coming. This brings both joy and dread. Over the years I have learned to keep everything at a minimum and to find easier ways to do most things. For example, we have discovered that we can have a Christmas tree delivered and set into the stand. I also do not do stores much at any time, but never in December.

Our neighbors across the stre...

Who knew? A rhetorical question

Posted by Onehandcan in Onehandcan's Blog, 19 November 2015 - - - - - - · 70 views

For nearly 21 years I've lamented losing the use of my left hand due to a stroke. When I fell and broke my left hand 3 weeks ago, ending up first in a functionally limiting soft cast then a thermoplastic splint it didn't take long for me to realize, stroke or not, just how much I use that very same hand I've long thought useless. Who knew?

The lesson...

out of my comfort zone

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 18 November 2015 - - - - - - · 48 views

Did you miss me? I was away for eight days and it seemed like a couple of weeks. There has been a lot happening in my part of the world and in world wide events. It is so sad that innocent people suffer when the fanatics take over the world. I do wonder sometimes at my age where the bold voices of the moderators are. Two deaths in my friendship groups whi...

A big surprise....Ray is allowed to eat again!

Posted by 1967stingray in 1967stingray's Blog, 18 November 2015 - - - - - - · 94 views

I have been feeling so much trepidation about Ray coming home and not being able to eat. Of pushing him around with a food bag attached to his stomach. Of our lives taking such a big step backward. I wasn't being given much hope by anyone.

Then I spoke to Ray's old speech therapist Shannon, the one that worked so well with him when he first came home alm...

Feeling Lonely

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 16 November 2015 - - - - - - · 76 views

I have been sitting here at work trying to write this blog, but I keep changing it. First, I was writing about how lost I feel. However, the more I wrote the more I dug into my feelings and I realized how lonely I am. I have never felt this lonely around the holiday season before. Even last year after my strokes I don't remember feeling this way. What...

Recovery is like a caterpillar

Posted by draber163 in draber163's Blog, 13 November 2015 - - - - - - · 77 views

The strange thing is when I looked up the meaning of recovery:
Recovery: as defined in the dictionary is as a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
Recovery: as defined by a me as stroke survivors has an entirely different meaning. I do not feel as though I will every be the person I once was. I lost a lot, but I gained a lot too. I...

we are back from our amazing vacation another one done from my bucket list

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 04 November 2015 - - - - - - · 59 views

We are back from our amazing Italy vacation. I always wanted to visit Italy. We had gone to Europe right after my stroke but due to time constraint did not visit Italy & I always wanted to visit Italy, So after decade once kido gone off to college we decided to go to Italy just two of us. I am glad our son encouraged us to go alone & we did it, I...

It's been a while!

Posted by hmmblue in hmmblue's Blog, 02 November 2015 - - - - - - · 69 views

I have been away since 2008 or 09. Lots has changed since 2007..the year of the stroke. In 2012...I pack up and walked away from everyone and everything.
You see .. I was different.... not the same person as pre stroke.

I couldn't deal with people expecting me to feel the same way I did about things...I didn't feel the same about things or them...i...

Gain Some, Lose Some

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 01 November 2015 - - - - - - · 50 views

Life has it's share of ups and downs. This past month it's been gain some - and I don't mean in a good way. I had a bad month on the scales and I chalk it up to stress eating over every stupid little thing that went wrong. I had a mole removed after the doc thought it looked abnormal, and sure enough the biopsy came back showing abnormal tissue. Th...


Posted by v907 in Veta's Blog, 17 October 2015 - - - - - - · 65 views

It seems that just by acknowledging that I might be depressed and writing about it (here and on my other blog) has given me hope that this won't last long. And if it does, I know what to do. I will increase my activity level. surround myself with loved ones, talk to my doctor about it, go back to my psychotherapist's office, continue to eat well, and clea...

65 in april

Posted by mlp in mlp's Blog, 12 October 2015 - - - - - - · 51 views

haven't been on site in long time. I turned 65 in April and had to go to Boston for eye surgery in May;
I had a precancerous lesion that needed to be removed. my previous eye surgeon did not want to do it because it involved a graft and she hasn't done very many. Thankfully all went well and I healed well. In August I had emergency gall bladder surgery. I...

What a morning

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 10 October 2015 - - - - - - · 98 views
stress, life

OK i Have to get this off my chest:

Picture this.. I get into my car after changing from weight watchers to go to the Sea Food Festival. My cell phone rings for a message so i answer it.

"Kelli....... this is Mike from Florida.. please call me as soon as you get this" ( Mike is my oldest son's grandfather ) By this time my heart is racing for he NEVER...

Almost a year and I have learned a lot

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 07 October 2015 - * * * * * · 140 views

Next Wednesday at about noon will be my 1 year anniversary. That has been weighing on me for the last month and making me withdraw a bit while I evaluate everything my wife and I have been through.

I'll start by saying my wife has been a rock and my greatest advocate. Woe be to the doctor, nurse, etc that she thinks is not providing an acceptable level...

Hanging Rock walk

Posted by heathber in heather's Blog - Heather was here, 20 September 2015 - - - - - - · 123 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...

time flies fast

Posted by ruthpill in ruthpill's Blog, 16 September 2015 - - - - - - · 89 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...

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