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MISSING THE POINT


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I SPENT SOME TIME REVIEWING THE BOARD AND NOTICED MANY, MANY POSTS REGARDING PHILOSOPHICAL VIEWS OF A STROKE AND IT'S REPERCUSSIONS. WHILE THERAPEUTIC, TOO MANY OF US WIND UP WISHING WE COULD TURN THE CLOCK BACK, WIND UP GETTING STUCK IN THE MUCK, OR FORGET WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

 

WE ALL NEED TO FOCUS ON GETTING BETTER, MAKING IT EASIER ON CAREGIVERS, AND REJOINING SOCIETY. SOME TAKE LONGER THAN OTHERS, HAVE A ROUGHER TIME, OR JUST PLAIN GIVE UP. I NEVER LET THIS DARNED THING GET THE BEST OF ME. SURE I HAVE MY DAYS, BUT THEY'RE IN THE MINORITY NOW. WHAT THE HELL, IF I DON'T GET STRONGER, I WON'T BE ABLE TO RUN AFTER PAMELA SUE ANDERSON.

 

IF I HIT A NERVE, KICK ME. I'LL STILL LOVE YA.

 

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Marty,

 

With your sense of humor, Pamela Anderson probably wouldn't run away. You could speed walk after her. Agree with the rest of your blog, though.

 

Jean

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I wonder, is a person's ability to be optomistic is generally in direct perportion to one's level of recovery? I don't know the answer. Sometimes I think it must be easier to be optomistic if you can do more and have more of your former life back. But then I look at my husband...never willing to give up. Is he optomistic, or does he simply know something that I do not?

Kristen

 

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KRISTEN,

 

YOU CAN NEVER SQUASH THE HUMAN SPIRIT. GIVING UP IS A SURVIVOR"S WAY OF SAYING "THIS IS IT". HOPE IS OUR BEST ALLY. FAITH IN OURSELVES IS NEXT.

 

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As one line in my signature says "Without hope, we would drown in our sorrow".

 

Have you tried just buying a lifesize cutout Marty? They don't run.

 

Michael

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marty,

 

there you go with the blonde thing again!!!!!!!!! michael, LOL, yeah, get that lifesize cut out marty, it probably be safer on your heart!!!!!!

 

 

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I will personally attest to the fact that optimism is not linked to your state of recovery. When I first had my stroke I could not get out of bed by myself, had a feeding tube, catheter. Today, I can do many many things on my own.

 

From the beginning I believed that I would get better and worked towards it. I'm far from perfect now. There are still many things I can't do. But I do what I can do. And I keep working (after eight years) toward more improvement. I have seen significant improvement in my balance in the last six months.

 

Survivors do not improve if they don't work at it. Laugh at yourself and schedule everything you can to improve your body and mind.

 

 

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I think "ATTITUDE" is important..is that also being optomistic? maybe being a bit stubborn doesn't hurt either.

All I need is to have someone tell me I can't do something ... and I am off to show them.....OH YEAH..watch me.....

 

I do realize some have had much more injury than I have, but you see that they have not given up and make a happy life...Inspiration....

 

Attitude.... pash.gif support and inspiration

(Marty be careful with Pamela I have heard she has a transmittable illness) stick with the cut out....

Bonnie

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that's the key to success in anything you do your attitude

to achieve u must first succed quiting is not an option in any aspect of your life for anything

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