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Climbing up one more time!

Resuming the climb with my heart considerably lighter than the last time I wrote. Sometimes the smallest thing just sets me free from the mire of my despair. My yearly physical.   My Dr. isn't very thorough but she asks lots of health related questions. My answer to her "do you have?" questions is mostly "no". i thought my list of ailments seemed terribly long until I realized that the list of things I do not have far surpasses the do haves! :happydance:   My first check for my part of m

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falling off of the edge

I don't really expect anyone to care about all of this but I need to get it out.   For 3 years after the strokes, I couldn't cry and I couldn't laugh. Physically could not do it. Many times I wanted and needed to cry. Yesterday I bottomed out at the prospect of one more proceedure to ease the pain in my lower back. And started crying. I findally took a xanax, which helped a lot. All of us are made up of so many experiences other people don't know about. These experiences are a part of the

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the dull gray fog

the dull gray fog sometimes settles over my brain and it's hard to figure out how to do things I usually do just fine. How to make new Blogs just didn't click today and I took all of my energy on this quest. In fact, even finding my blog page proved an ardous task. Now I've got no more brain energy. Frustrating. Oh well, hopefully tomorrow won't be so hard and I'll remember how!   Warmly, Linnie58

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99% is only Ok

I love purple! Yesterday the phase of my therapies ended. Finally I thought I'd done it! successfully completed the drivers tests. BUT - always the infamour buts in life - I got a 99% which would be super in any other venue of life. The 1% has sent me to a professional driver instrutor.   I am a bilateral strokes survivor. First the right side then the left. Since I have always been heavily right sided, it is normal for my right brain has often simply taken over for the left. This last str

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Life is too short

I'm going to see if I can write at least 5 answers to the statement Life is too short.   Life is too short to: 1)spend it with people who drag me down, who are determined that their problems and ailments are the worst in the world. 2)spend it feeling sorry for myself. 3)wasting time with feeling guilty 4)scrimp on time with my creative endeavors. 5)lose precious time with my hubby - the caregiver, best friend, love of my life.   OK - I'd really like to see some of the things the

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Spring and the finches return

The first gold finch has arrived at the feeder just outside my window. We have alot of Pine ciskens and they are doing their best to drive the finch away. And my cat - she has had a great time chasing them all. She catches mice but doesn'tkill them. Whenever she runs for the door full tilt - DO NOT OPEN IT! Once she has deposited it inside, her job is done, leaving me to catch the poor mouse and freeing it away from the house so she doesn't do it all over again.   So much for the exploits of

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celebrating every success!!

:cheer:   To celebrate every success great or small is vital to my mental health! I took the train from Vancouver, WA to visit a friend in St. Paul. Took a good friend with me and all of us had a great time. Gone 9 nights - which is 4 nights longer than my best since the strokes altered my reality.   Am slowly learning to recognize and celebrate those successes. With something like a trip, the challenge is obvious and the success also. It is the smaller things that I too often fail to e

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