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How do I release these feelings? I guess I shall write them!

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Yep! It's time I wrote again...

Well hello there dear friends. It's been a long time since I sat down here to write. I received two emails today telling me Happy Anniversary. A year ago I signed up here and was pretty faithful in reading and writing. But then I got all caught up in life and recovery. It's been a long year!! Some highs, lots of lows, but life it good. As you see we both survived this past year. I have learned many a thing in regards to life and learning. I became the man of the house (a shock) at how much o

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I can't believe its been three months since I blogged!!

Hello Everyone!! How shameful of me to get so far away from this site!! I used to come often and read everything I could. But then I just got extra busy. A lot has happened since my last blog in January. We are just now coming to an end to some of the therapy and we will have to wait for about five or six months to start another round. There is a cap on money through medicare and the therapists told me last week that the money is coming to an end for a while. So we stopped PT and Speech and

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It's a New Year..What comes next?

Hello my friends, Today is the first day of 2015. It is a quiet day around here and I have been doing a little of this and a little of that. I read a few blogs and there are so many things about strokes that we know nothing about. Its kind of scary. And with that in mind I have a couple of questions to ask and see if I get any answers. I mentioned in my last blog that Ray took a bad fall in November and since he got out of the hospital its like starting all over again. One of the new things

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Its been a long time since I blogged and he took a bad fall!

Well boys and girls, its been quite a while since I have blogged! I believe the last time my frame of mind was not good. I had to go back and read what I had written last time. well since my last blog Ray took a bad fall. On Nov.17th I woke up at 3 AM to a loud "Thud". I looked over and Ray was not in bed. I couldn't figure it out because he wears a condom catheter at night, so I never worry about him getting out of bed. I found him face down in the bathroom and after working very hard I got him

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My Emotions are Just all over the place...

I wish I could just sit down and cry. Maybe a whole river of tears. To wash away the feelings that are roaming around in my head. Feelings of frustration, anger, tired, overwhelmed, etc. At first I was more patient with things. I took most every day in stride, for the most part anyway. I did have very tired days, but lately it seems my days are more full of frustration and anger. I don't want to feel this way!! One of my friends gave me a book of daily devotions and I have been reading it for 5

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I need advice!!

Hello Friends,   About 2 hours ago I wrote a long blog only to loose it because of my internet!! Talk about more frustration today. It's not a good day for me and I need to ask for advice and to vent at the same time.   I haven't blogged in a long while, as my life is pretty busy and mostly because I just didn't need to for a while. But now I need to write!! I have a situation and I need help. I encourage Ray to do exercises throughout the week to strengthen his arm, shoulder and hand muscle

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I am trying new things!

It's been a while since I have blogged, and not because I haven't wanted to, but mostly because I have been too tired. I think the past three months finally caught up with me this past couple of weeks. I am usually not tired more than maybe a day here or a day there, but this past week I have been exhausted more than usual. I believe it's a combination of being a caregiver and doing much more than I have been used to and also not eating the right foods. It's funny because I make sure Ray gets

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Something good to report!!

Hello fellow StrokeNet family. Yes you are now part of my family. I can come to you for all of my thoughts, my goods and my bads!! Well today I come with a good for a change. Yesterday a few minutes after I took the e-stim off of Rays arm, I noticed what looked like a finger moving all by itself. I said "did you see that!!" I was amazed, delighted and shocked! I ran to get my cell phone to take a couple of video's so I could share with my family and with Rays OT. He also managed to move the

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Good morning world! What does today bring?

Interesting feeling today. Not sure if it's just tiredness or numbness. But today is a new day and I plan on trying to be ready for it. This has been a busy week for us and each day has been filled with appointments, therapy, visitors and motivational talks with Ray. I asked him an interesting question about three days ago and got an interesting answer. As he was lying on the couch I asked him. Do you have it in your mind that one day you will just wake up and your arm and hand will just wor

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Feelings change day by day!

Two months ago it started! This incredible journey that no one fully understands until the path crosses them. It was 6 am June 20th, I was asleep and Ray called out for me. I went into the living room and he asked me help him to the couch that he could not do it himself. He was slightly slumped in our overstuffed chair. I said something is wrong, he said "no" just help me to the couch I will be okay. The couch is his "safe" place as he has back problems and lying down on the couch is something

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