So long since I've done a blog. No excuses, just somewhat busy with other stuff. But, I've had one heck of a year and I am trying to look toward more improvement.....I hope I'm on the right road again because I don't think I could stand too much more. Friends tell me how strong I am, but I look back and think that I don't have any choice in the matter. I'm not strong, I just don't want to have to seek help or depend on anyone. I should be able to do anything myself. But, now I realize that
I wish I knew what I'm doing wrong with this blog! When I'm finished, it should read out right away...I don't think you should have to direct it to do so. Anyway...my eyesight is getting worse, my doc's appt is Friday and I'm so afraid that he's going to tell me I have cataracts that must be removed and I'm terrified of having to go thru surgery and take care of all those eye drops and stuff.
I'm not having a good time this weekl just can't get myself in gear to do anything....all I want to d
I'm still here! I now realize it's been more than a month since I've written. I'd like to tell you how busy I've been, but that would be a fib. Truth? I find myself falling asleep in a chair for no reason at all.... what's that about? Anyway, here's what's been going on.
I have a new walker - this is one that has four tires and a seat and a basket. I love this thing. I feel so free with it and I can see that I stand straighter and walk better than with the old one with the tennis ba
This has been an eventful week. I ventured out into the world to go to Outpatient Therapy. What an experience! My first ride in The Ride ,which is a kind of limo service for us "handicapped" people who can't get around on their own. Scary for me to do first-time things...I'm such a control freak and to have to rely on anyone other than me just gives me the "willies". Anyway, I ended up with a really good driver who gave a lot of good tips on using the Ride so I felt much more comfortable.
Well, I guess in the perspective of things, life can be a little dull. Today my cleaning lady is here and I had to make sure things were not a total mess in the kitchen, so I cleaned out the refrigerator and tried to tidy up. Right now, she's steam cleaning the floors and here I am typing away.
I do have railings on both sides of the stairs. Ironically, I ordered them to be put up well before my stroke. They didn't get worked on until I went to the hospital, but they are a god-send. I
Hi, everyone. I have takento sleeping downstairs since Friday and I"m sleeping much better. When I'm downstairs, if I can't really rest, I get out of bed and sit in a chair with my feet up. While in hospital, I usually slept sitting up which was far more comfortable to me. And downstairs, if I want a drink of something, it's readily available to me. I just changed my font size to a larger one....my eyes are not what they used to be and it's had to read little print...can't see my typos and
A few days since my last entry and things are progressing rapidly! My home therapies were signed off yesterday and I had to choose a new Rehab unit. This one is closer to home and for the time being it would be better for me. Had to cancel the old one because my "Ride" didn't go to the destination I had originally choseen. I would have had to go by bus, which was not what I need to do at the moment. This new rehab is within the mileage of the "Ride" so I don't have to change vehicles or any
Well, it's been 4 nites now that I've been sleeping in my own bed and 3 nites that I've been doing the stairs on my own. I go up very confidently but when I look at the staircase to come down, it just seems so ominous and overwhelming. But I've been taking it in steps - my staircase has a landing after 6 steps, so coming down I tell myself to do only the first six. Then I rest and travel the second set of 6 to the waiting wheel chair. This weekend I'm going to work at using the walker instea
Thanks to many members who got me on this blog page - finally. I'd like to use this as sort of a daily journal and my OT thinks this is a good idea. I've been told I'm too hard on myself but I just want to get to the end of this nightmare and I know that you all share this feeling. Kim wrote to me and sent me a list of links that would help and I clicked on "A Letter From Your Brain'. What a revelation! I printed it out and have shown it to friends and therapists alike and everyone agrees t