Every morning I wake up with fear. I ask God to remove the fear and give me faith. I had my first interview at an assisted living residence recently. It was a beautiful place, but in order to qualify I have to be independently mobile. They don't allow wheelchairs. I believe I can achieve this in a reasonable time, but assuming I'm accepted, how will I adapt to living in a senior community like this? They don't allow you to leave for more than 2 days at a time, so is this the end of the road for
Hi friends: Today I walked in the apartment by myself for the first time since my fall a little over a year ago. I overcame the fear and did it! A path is open now to eventually walking without someone watching. I walk with the Bioness L300, a device which replaces an AFO by using e-stim to lift your foot. I feel it has really helped me. I've got far to go to walk anywhere without a PCA, but I've made a beginning. Happy New Year to all.
Stroke is no joke
but survival brings hope
Hi y’all. I’m finally starting my own blog. At 3+ years recovery, I’ve made good progress, but of course it has been slow. My deficits involve right sided weakness; I can walk, but only with supervision, so I get in about 1 hour of walking per day. I live alone, so I can walk only when my aide is here, and he/she arrives at 4 pm. My right arm and hand, I can’t use at all, but I do exercises with them to keep them as loose as possible. Eventually