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another big event, but not a stroke

This event happened Jan 14 2013   Ed has really been stressing about getting the building finished. Seems impossible to get an electrician out to get it done. Eddie is talking non stop about it. He Is explaining to me every detail of how it should be done. Sigh… This morning OEC is supposed to come out to put in a new box for it. The weather is really cold and I am putting on a nice pot of stew but am out of a couple of items I need for it. Eddie said he was going to take a shower so I

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hello again

It has taken me quite a while to find where to post. Things have changed around here, a lot. :-) im sure its all good as soon as i find my way around. We finally got the building built in the back. Its going to be a place to store our RV, and will be a work shop and who knows what else. Its the one thing Eddie wanted when we were house shopping that this place did not have. Well, it does now. The only thing lacking is for the electrition to get here and wire it.   I find we are mee

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wow, I didnt realize its been so long since i have been back to stroke net

Yes, we lived through the move. That was about 10 months ago. We are comfortable here now. Yes I still have a few boxes of stuff sitting in a closet, waiting to be going through. Apparently there is nothing there I have really miss. LOL Life is different here, living in a small town than it was in the city. My area had become so crowded and high paced. Whew, I dont even like to drive back into that area now. Did I mention that I Love it out here?   Today we went to an all day "enric

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Moving

I have been told by many people to start my packing immediately. So i have. There are places in my house that I stoped going to because of the laundry baskets full of clutter. These are the things I have put off for too long. I have not been able to do it. I cant stand to even look in to them. It has just been too hard. But here is the deal, I refuse to move anything like this into my new home. I can not just toss them in the trash because there are important items there mixed in with t

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Changes on the Horizon

For may years we have dreamed of moving to a different house. not necessarily larger but one that more fit us. We have lived here for 38 years. WOW. Moved in as newley weds after being married for approximately two years. We had 2 children and raised them. All the while telling them our dream of living on an acre or two or so. Five wonderful grand children have been born and brought to our house, and they keep coming, which is wonderful :-). We have worn out several realtors who say we

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An evening out with the girls.

I had been invited several times to a friends house to work on photo albums. After visiting with another friend, who was also invited, we decided to go. This friend host these work shop evenings 2 friday evenings a month. She has this amazing room set up. Large work tables in the center of the room with directional lights and fans. She has about everything anyone could need or want to do this craft. I do have a lot of stuff for this as well. Seems only yesterday, but truthfully it has bee

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our family 4th of July celebration

Yesterday, our daughter hosted a wonderful family gathering at her home. We started early at our home. Eddie fired up our smoker. He loves doing that,and I am so happy he can do it. He smoked 3 racks of pork ribs. MmmmMMmmMMmm they were very meaty and juicy and flavorful. Around 5ish we were at her home. We are looking at a home in her area, about 30 miles from our current house. So we took my sister, our son and his wife to look at a house we are considering. Then stopped at a firework

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its been 5 years, and a bit more.

My precious friend , Sue has been on my case about my inactivity here at strokeboard. She's right. I really should hang out here more. I didnt realize how long it has been since i have checked in. Not a lot has changed. Not really. Eddie has become very focused on a few important things. He had discovered how disorganized I am with the bills. But I am getting them done. Sometimes a late payment, but not usually. You would think after this long that I could of gotten my house in order b

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Journaling

Looking back over the past , almost 2 years... I wish I had kept a daiy journal. I never have kept one, but It would be interesting to see how far we have come and how the tides of change come and go.   I still stand amazed at how he seems to be fine, like before all this happened, but yet, he really isnt. He is doing very well at hideing his affects of the stroke. and also some what in denial. I have noticed this depression. I do not know how to deal with it. After the stroke, he h

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guilty feelings.

I know I just posted... But He will be home soon. Dont know if i mentioned, He is driving now. It took a bit of doing to get him to go anywhere alone. But he has a weekly depression Class at VA hospital. Thats where he is. He will be returning home soon. I feel like runing away. I dont want hime to see that I have been crying. I dont want to confront him about any of this. At least not now. would rather not ever. But he probally wont notice anyway. I dont think he notices anything

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I need to vent. :-(

Its been a long time since I have written anything here. But I NEED to VENT!!!! Im actually crying. That

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We have been traveling all summer

I am just not a good blogger. Cant believe I havnt done this since he was in the hospital. :head_hurts: But he has been feeling well, and we have been traveling. We took off in May and I drove us from Oklahoma to Carls Bad NM. Went through Roswell and had a ball there investigating UFO's. Stoped in Alamagordo for a few days. I developed a problem with my eye and since he couldnt drive and neither could I, we just rested a few days until I could go on. From there we went to Jurez Mexi

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We have been in the hospital

The last 2 blogs are very close together in posting date because, I thought I had published them but had not. oh well, I am learning.   The infection reached a point that I couldnt handle it at home any longer. Eddie had an appointment for thursday with the urologist. He sent us home with an antibiotic and said call me if things dont get better. 3 hours later Eddie had those awful, violent shiver chills again. It went on for a half hour and I decided to call the Dr. He said to give him

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It's Back

His prostate infection has returned with a vengance. feaver, chills, and all the other symptoms. He has such bad chills last night, he shook our heavy bed. I made him talk to me during them because he was shaking like he did with seizures. His balance is off, once again confused and disoriented. I dont understand how an infection can cause him to have those problems again. I have so many thoughts and feelings going through me about all this, I cant even slow down my mind to know what

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All is better now

As fast as it started, it all settled down. I have my husband back. What a rollar coaster ride this is. He is so much better, about back to his normal self. im talking pre heart attack and pre stroke, mostly. He wouold really like to take over his old responsibilities. But some things, I think I should continue because It is so hard to tell when he starts being confused again. He talks a lot about taking back the check book and bills. Although this is a new responsibility for me, I think

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Why is he suddenly off his center?

Eddie has been doing verry well over the past few months. Its been about 10 months now since his heart attack and stroke. We have learned how to deal with most of the little problems he has. He has become much more confidnet and physically as well as mentally stable. until last weekend. He seemed just a little disorented. Got a few things mixed up but we all do that now and then, dont we? Then he mentioned he burns when he pees. Ut Oh! He has a history of prostate infection. he was bei

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May28. Stroke

Stroke   Eddie woke up from his nap and started talking to me. He was trying to tell me something that we need to do. But he was saying all the wrong words. His words were very clear and distinct, more so than usual, but they were all jumbled up and made no since. I told him to take his time, I would be patient and figure out what he is saying. Something was wrong. I didn

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It's All Good News

Once Eddie realized I was with him every time he woke up, he settled down a bit. I sat near him most of the time, holding his hand so that I would know if he stirred or needed me. But I was getting tired and needed to lay down and rest. I told him if he needs anything to wave his hand or move his foot. I then pointed out the nurse station adjacent to his bed. There was almost always a nurse sitting at the desk with clear view of Eddie, and if he moved at all, someone would come to him. So I

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Symptoms missed.

We were doing a lot of the right things, but a lot of people missed the obvious. Eddie had a shoulder that had been hurting a lot for quite a long time. He had been to several doctors about it and had cortisone shots in it, was even scheduled for an MRI to see if it was a torn rotator cuff. After the angioplasties his shoulder stopped hurting. It hasn

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