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My new wrist

Posted by CagedBird in CagedBird's Blog, 18 July 2016 - - - - - - · 29 views

Today I got my cast off and I put my hands together for the first time in 15 years. The first thing I did was wash my hands. It felt soo good. Ever since my stroke I was only washing my good hand by itself but today I actually rubbed my hands together. My OT said I can get a manicure soon. It does not feel real. It feels like Im dreaming. I dreamed abo...

I can't remember

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 26 July 2016 - - - - - - · 32 views

I keep forgetting that I have really bad memory in other words I don't remember that I don't remember.
I try that utilizes list a lot unfortunately I was at the library today and I had failed to record a list of things I wanted to get done so I did not accomplish what I set out to do.
I had to return to the library to print off a two documents that needed...

2nd hand memories

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 26 July 2016 - - - - - - · 34 views

I’m getting better at living my life in the now and not be so distracted by the limitations of my stroke. Living on my own and not sharing my life with anyone is also opening my inner self and not be so afraid of life outside of marriage. And to be honest….it’s pretty awesome. Yeah the money is tight and learning to live without having a job that gives me...

Glad to be alive

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 26 July 2016 - - - - - - · 19 views

Some days I am glad to be alive, to see the sun, feel the breeze, talk, laugh, sing, other days I take it all for granted. I am aware that I am slowing down. I turned the alarm clock off at 7.15am this morning and turned back to look at the clock and it was 8am, I had just daydreamed 45 minutes away! Of course it is winter and much harder to get out fr...

One more battle....

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 24 July 2016 - - - - - - · 27 views

As I mentioned before I now have Colitis. The good news is that it is gone thru a diet our son found for me. As all things in life can be, it was a struggle, but Lesley and I have overcome it. My gut is now better than it has been in my adult life. I used to always have a Tums or Rolaid in my pocket, now we don't even have them in the house. We have both...

There’s a raccoon in a trap!!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 22 July 2016 - - - - - - · 30 views

On Monday my sister discovered in the corner of our backyard, against the fence, an animal trap with a baby raccoon inside. Yikes! We had no idea where the trap came from. Marge called the town hall who said to call the police. The police sent out an officer. He was able to turn over the trap to see a phone number on the bottom. He asked his dispatcher to...

my very proudest moment my grandson graduating

Posted by lharrison in AmbassadorLenny's Blog, 21 July 2016 - - - - - - · 26 views
july, 21st

well as you know from my galleries that I posted on stroke net on my family I have a grandson Christian , the absolute love of my life, well on Wednesday my grandson Christian is graduating from elementary and will be carrying on to high school, WOW!!!!! can you believe it?

celebrating our silver jubilee together with prayer service & get together

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 19 July 2016 - - - - - - · 37 views

Today is very special day when we both are celebrating our silver jubilee anniversary. We decided to do our housewarming party & our silver jubliee anniversary both on last weekend. It was so much fun I am blessed to have great family & friends so get together was lot of fun. I feel longer u stay together your day start to hold more meaning. w...

I think I'll go to the casino What The Heck?

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 17 July 2016 - - - - - - · 36 views

I'm slow not to steady on my feet so I'm thinking if I get on my scooter and ride around the casino floors play a few of the machines I might get real lucky and hit one of them for a few quarters and take my mind off not being able to walk very good.....

My wife wants to go play some so I may as well follow her since she is off work this coming week whil...

I Can Read!

Posted by CarolR in Carol's Blog, 12 July 2016 - - - - - - · 91 views

I Can Read!

Reading has always been a huge part of my life. I read for relaxation, entertainment, knowledge or escape. Books have taken me to faraway places or distant times or just explored ideas I would not have otherwise considered. I was the kid under the covers with a book and a flashlight. School reading lists weren’t used just to choose a book f...

Coffee With the Cops

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 11 July 2016 - - - - - - · 65 views

Coffee With the Cops It's early Monday morning and I can't sleep - I mean really early ...like 2 a.m. early. The dogs woke me up when they both needed to go out to potty, so here I am with brain spinning and sleep eluding me again. I had planned to go to the coffee with the cops meeting this morning at the clubhouse, but will definitely need a few more hours sleep before I go...

My Favorite Theme

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 10 July 2016 - - - - - - · 66 views

I just changed my theme to Summer. I love this cheery background that makes me feell all summery. I had another theme up and then I didn't even have one just used the plain. But the background inspires and encourages me. I am so glad we have these to choose from. Ilike this on so much.
Do you have a favorite?

4th of July

Posted by ruthwilliam in ruthwilliam's Blog, 04 July 2016 - - - - - - · 80 views

Today is the 4th of July. I was going to take William to the pool. But, I am having second thoughts about that. It is very early in the morning 5AM. Yes, I am still waking up early. William has been acting up at the pool. I don't think that I want to put up with that today. I have explained to him that I do water therapy for him for his benefit and...

Pizza day.....

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 28 June 2016 - - - - - - · 565 views

It's the second to last day of my pain course.....and the class is making and cooking pizzas. What this has to do with my pain confounds me. But I am making one, anyway. Instead of a tomato base, as everyone else is making, I have decided on olive oil and garlic...just to be different.

As the pizzas bake in the ovens, the OT is questioning us in our p...

What's Next

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 24 June 2016 - - - - - - · 74 views

The month of June has been a blur for me. Tomorrow will make two weeks since my brother's funeral. I am still in disbelief he is gone. Today I could have used some of his humor. Better yet to be with me and give me some comfort. When my brother was alive I would often think about how life would be if he could have texted me, called or better yet if he...

A personalized approach to rehabilitation

Posted by kukzee in kukzee's Blog, 19 June 2016 - - - - - - · 96 views

A suggestion to a personalized approach to rehabilitation.
i had a stroke in 2008, in the beginning you didn't know when and where to start your rehabilitation. After a month in intensive rehab I was discharged and transferred to an outpatient setting. The outpatient setting unfortunately didn't maintain the pace obtained during the inpatient setting. I w...

Flight of the Swallows

Posted by Strokewife in Strokewife's Blog, 18 June 2016 - * * * * * · 82 views

High under the arch of the front entry there is a bird nest mounted. It is a mass of mud, grass and sticks. That nest has existed there for 15 years. It is the home of swallows.

Our house was built fifteen years ago just off set from a golf course. There wasn’t much surrounding the area. No major thorough fair, minimal housing, and lots of vegetation...

8 months in

Posted by stockflyer in Stockflyer's Blog of Success, 15 June 2016 - - - - - - · 93 views


I've been reading others blogs and really get a lot of enjoyment from them. I figure they are really helpful so thought I would try my own. Read if you want.

I'm now about 8 months post stroke. Many things are looking up, but there are still a bunch of issues.

I am lucky compared to some in that I didnt' get any paralysis. I am very weak though...

So the leg cast is off

Posted by heathber in heather's Blog - Heather was here, 01 June 2016 - - - - - - · 82 views

Hi folks,
Surgery was done on May 5th, and they took the lower leg cast off this morning, How I'll get through this again but longer if they do the tendon transfer I don't know. 4 weeks nearly sent me demented.

The surgery was planned to be calf lengethen, rec-fem lengthen and tib ant split tendon transfer. But once they started they found that the ca...

aloha everybodys

Posted by lharrison in lenny's Blog, 26 May 2016 - - - - - - · 101 views

Well i just got back from my vacation i went on a cruise the princess cruise ship , the star princess. We went to hawaii, we went with my wife and my daughter and my grandson. I posted pictures of our trip on facebook , i had a great time i have never been to hawaii and none of us have so it was alot of fun. I took my scooter with me and i notice that a...

Eleven Years!

Posted by aanaruk in aanaruk's Blog, 21 May 2016 - - - - - - · 84 views

This week (just passed) marked my eleven year anniversary into my third life ( I was born, I was Baptized, then I survived!)

As I do every year, I send an annual note of thanks out to the four hospitals and four teams of doctors, nurses, therapists, lab workers etc that had anything to do with my recovery. Here is this year's (much shorter than normal)...

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