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Been a while

I have not written in my blog for awhile because i have been pre-occupied. I have been doing a lot of geneaology research. To me it is really fascinating. I traced the Lyons Family back to at least pre American Revolution. I found at least 2 realatives that fought in the war. The most famous was Thomas Lyon (see picture in album). He was part of the Green Mountain Boys. I also found several realatives from the Civil War. Most fought for the South, most of my family were bfrom Arkansas and Ten

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Wet Teddy

Teddy has his usual routes he likes to take when I take him for his walk. Actually, he has several routes he likes to take. Yesterday morning I took him for his morning walk and he took one of his regular, and favorite route. As he was walking along, the water sprinklers came on and he got soaked. He shook himself off, but still wanted to continue on his regular route, but he didn

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An interesting week ahead

This week is a bit of a special week. Mainly because Saturday will not only be my birthday, but the 5th anniversary of my stroke. Really have no special plans. To me, it is really just another day. I will turn 55, which indicates I am really

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Teddy makes himjself at home

Teddy finally decided to get up in the bed with me Friday night, I am not sure why. It may have been the thunder, or maybe he was just mad at me for excluding him. He stayed with me all night long. Yesterday morning I woke up rather early, and decided to do a little cleaning up. I was empting some garbage cans, and just general cleaning. I went out to empty my last garbage can and when I opened the door, to my surprise, Teddy was somehow outside. He was really ready to come back in the house.

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It's all about Teddy

After a couple of months trying to figure out a way to enable Teddy to get into bed with me, we finally found a solution. Teddy

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Stormy weather

For the last 10 days in a row we have had severe weather everyday. Hopefully, we may get a break today, but for sure in the next few days. As I have mentioned before, poor Teddy is terrified, not so much my the storms themselves, but mainly the sounds of the warnings on the TV. I got to the point where I just turn off the sound on the TV. I really like thunderstorms and would normally go outside and watch the storms, but since Teddy is so frighten, and I am still in a wheelchair, I just can

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Teddy; the protector

I often go to bed pretty early and sometimes I will get a package from UPS, and they usually make their deliveries rather late. That really upsets Teddy, and he barks and tries to

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Poor Teddy

Poor Teddy had a rough weekend. First, on Friday afternoon, Auntie Kim brought over Sharon to do Teddy

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Comfortaly numb

I have tried everything conceivable, talked to counselors, even saw a shrink, with no results. They have all tried talking to

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Very Strange

A very strange happened Saturday morning. I was out walking Teddy, when my cell phone rang, I didn

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Back to the VA

I finally got to meet my new Dr at the VA, Dr Tuuk, a bit unusual name, but I do like him. I did not like my last Dr: I think she must have been SS in a previous life. Dr Tuuk said he would fill out paperwork for me to get a motorized chair. Watch out world! He even said he would set up an appointment to see a Neurologist to see if I can go back to driving a car again. This is the 5th weekend in a row with either snow or rain, this weekend only rain. Teddy is really getting to know the new

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So sayeth the shrink

Well, on Thursday I went to see my shrink and received his findings: this may come as a shock to everyone , but I have drain bamage (brain damage)! That was almost as shocking to me as finding out Santa Clause wasn

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My big adventure

What I thought I ordered from the pet store was not a leash for Teddy. It was something I have never seen before, the best way to describe it as saddle backs for a retractable leash. I really did not want to wait for delivery of a leash, so I decided to go on a little

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Clean clothes at last

Yesterday, I got my washer/dryer, just in the nick of time. My laundry was getting a kittle raunchy, so it is nice to have clean clothes again. We had another bit of snow pass though yesterday. It didn

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Teddy: 'We are not amused'

I got my new bed on Friday, although, it is a regular size bed, now the mattress and box springs are a little big. Poor Teddy tried to jump up on the bed, but fell off. Last night, I tried to pick him up, but he would not have any part of that. I did order some steps from a pet store and I am hoping he will use them. My apartment does face south so Teddy has plenty of time to sit in the sun. I got a chance to talk to my mother Friday, she sounds really bad, but my father assures me she is

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A bed too high

Well, I did get my bed setup; but, to my surprise, the bed is far to high off the ground. I do not know if this is a new trend, I haven

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on my own

On Tuesday, I finally moved out of the Assisted Living facility. I moved to an apartment not very far away. Actually, the apartment was smaller than I first thought, it is very crowded with the furniture I bought. Teddy is getting adjusted, but still misses his Aunties. Auntie Kim stopped by on Wednesday to bring the'baby' some treats and take him for a walk, he was so exited to see her, and so was I. I did run out of my seizure presciption and was just starting to have some minor seizures, but

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The begining of the end?

Yesterday, I had my second visit with my shrink. It was a very grueling day. Six hours of all kinds of tests. Although my case manager from Human Services was able to give me a ride, she could not fold my wheelchair. She let me borrow one of hers. OMG, that was the worst chair I have ever used. It was more like a shopping cart. I ended up falling down three times! The tests were conducted by my Dr

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REALITY: WHAT A CONCEPT

I was having a puzzlement recently. Why was I getting behind in my rent, and people scrambling around to fix it. Then, it dawned on me (drain bamage you know). They were trying to get me back on MEDICADE, not good really. I have the VA, and actually that is much less restrictive. So, now I will be able to move into an apartment. I checked one I saw when I was riding the bus, and really liked it. As it turned out they have an opening. Also, all the ratings I

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OMG

Things have been rather tense for me lately. First, my brother reached a new level. He is now stalking me. Saturday afternoon before last I took Teddy for his walk. I really didn't think anything of that until later that evening. I was watching TV and taking some notes, when I realized I had never seen the pen I was usuing before. As it turned out it was from a teen driving school in Castle Rock. Well, my brother lives in Castle rock and he has a teen, and I recall my sister-in-law once telling

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