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Driving and stuff



Well I've been practicing my driving with the spinner knob and even went on the freeway this week. :happydance: It's getting easier the more I drive and I am not quite as nervous as I was when I first started. It feels so good to be able to go where I want to go when I want to go and not have to ask anyone to take me. I've also found that my self confidence is growing. I have gone to the store twice now on my own just to pick up a couple of things but it really made me feel good.


I guess the best way to describe it is that before I was driving I felt like Humpty Dumpty. I didn't think I would ever be okay again, but now I see that I can drive so I guess I'm not as broken as I thought I was. It gives me hope that one day I'll be able to do most of the things that I could do before the stroke. I may not be up to do them the same way I did before the stroke but I would still be able to do them.



I had to let everyone know about something I found in the Harriet Carter catalog. It's called a baggie rack, it holds a baggie open so you can put things in it and it works great. It acts like another hand to hold the bag open without having to use your teeth. Even if you have two working hands this would be I a big help if you're trying to pour something into a bag. :thumbsu:



Well with the driving I did today and the time I've spent now with the computer is time to go put my arm up to support my shoulder or by the time I go to bed I will be in so much pain I won't be able to sleep.


Bye for now,



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:congrats: on your driving, the more you wil do easier it will get & it will do wonders on your self confidence. I agree once you start driving you feel like life is still great just little different. It took me couple of years to convince hubby to allow me to drive, once he was ok & I started driving life is so great, I feel my worth as a person also increased in my mind since I am able to contribute in our household





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Sheryl, wonderful news , I am so pleased for you. :forgive_me?:


You have persevered with your life post-stroke and I see you as one of the visionaries here, those people who look ahead and see there are bright patches where the sun still shines brightly.



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Sheryl: such good news. I am so glad you are feeling more confident, more in control. Good for you.


Thank you for the tip on the bag opener. Bruce is helping out in the kitchen and any aids for him are most appreciated.


You go girl! Debbie

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