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MY FIRST BLOG


Kristen

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Hi All My first blog, YAY :Clap-Hands:

This is only my 3rd visit to this site, and I thank you all, I was becoming sooo very desperate to believe I was not alone on this journey, I have learned so much and cannot describe how happy I am knowing Iam not alone, I am still muddling my way around to add pics etc, but I will get there!!!!!!!!

 

I am blessed to have such wonderful support from my partner and family, my 2 boys now 16 and 18 and my mum,dad and sisters stayed with me every day of my3 mths of hospital, my boys live 4000klms away and were home for christmas, they were all there to help me and support me through my recovery,it was so very helpful for me :laughbounce:

 

When I awoke- I stroked in my sleep my youngest boy came in to pick me up from the floor and said "mum are you a ninny or something?" god love him, he was so frightened, as I looked ghastly with my left side of my face drooped,what came out of my mouth was SLURRRRRRRRRRR, and I just wanted to get to the loo, they called the ambulance immediately much to me trying to argue I was OK in between vomiting, Ambo's took me to the local hosp, was then transferred to the regional hosp, and 24 hrs later to Sydney to Concord Stroke unit - still violently vomiting with all the family in toe including my 97 yrold grannie who refused to leave me, she passed on in Mar this year, she was so very understanding of my plight as she wasn't very mobile either and was struggling to hold on to her independence

I wont ramble too much more Kris from Oz

till next time, I'm looking forward to getting to know you all :cheer:

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Kris, Ray had his first stroke while we were on holidays in Queensland in 1990, his second and third in Bendigo ( they were the major ones which retired us both) in 1999 so I know what it is like to be far from home and in trouble. He has had two more since closer to home thank goodness and has some major health problems now but somehow we bounce back again.

 

We have had amazing support over the years , often from most unexpected sources ( like our friends here at Strokenet) and although life sometimes isn't wonderful it is ALL GOOD. I think it is all about attitude and how you try to make life come back to a "new normal"again.

 

Welcome to blogwold. We are like family , sharing each others troubles, triumphs, tears and laughter. So read all the blogs and reply as you are able to relate to what the blogger is going through.

 

You are doing well and I loved your photos. I have only just learned to add photos after three years on the site. Call me a slow learner I guess.

 

Cheers, new friend.

 

Sue.

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Kris,

 

Welcome to the blog Community. Blogging is such a wonderful way for everyone to become further acquainted and to share all of our ups and downs. Not only are we blessed to be survivors but to have this wonderful group to call "family".

 

Jessie is absolutely adorable.

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hey Kristen:

 

welcome to this wonderful world of blogging. I find blogging hugely therupetic for readers as well as for writers. while reading other's blogs I realize I am not alone in this journey & I don't feel I have been singled out for this horrific post stroke journey. & as a writer I feel immense pleasure in reliving best moments of my life & not discard them or take them for granted.

 

I hope you stick around on these site & stick with blogging, it will help you as well as others.

 

Asha

 

 

 

 

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Welcome

Hey, you are really doing well if this is only your third visit to Stroke Net and you are blogging. You are definitely computer literate.

 

I enjoyed your story. Look forward to future posts. We are so glad you found Stroke Net.

 

Stessie

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Kris, Ray had his first stroke while we were on holidays in Queensland in 1990, his second and third in Bendigo ( they were the major ones which retired us both) in 1999 so I know what it is like to be far from home and in trouble. He has had two more since closer to home thank goodness and has some major health problems now but somehow we bounce back again.

 

We have had amazing support over the years , often from most unexpected sources ( like our friends here at Strokenet) and although life sometimes isn't wonderful it is ALL GOOD. I think it is all about attitude and how you try to make life come back to a "new normal"again.

 

Welcome to blogwold. We are like family , sharing each others troubles, triumphs, tears and laughter. So read all the blogs and reply as you are able to relate to what the blogger is going through.

 

You are doing well and I loved your photos. I have only just learned to add photos after three years on the site. Call me a slow learner I guess.

 

Cheers, new friend.

 

Sue.

Thank you Sue, I have seen my counsellor today and today is a GOOD DAY, I am so greatful to have ound this site as I have not been able to talk with anyone in a similar situation, everyone is so genuine, I feel part of the family already.Jessie my dog has been an absolute godsend, although she was passed around to whoever could look after her while I was in hospital, the minute I came home she new I needed herlook forward to chatting more Kris

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Kris,

 

Welcome to the blog Community. Blogging is such a wonderful way for everyone to become further acquainted and to share all of our ups and downs. Not only are we blessed to be survivors but to have this wonderful group to call "family".

 

Jessie is absolutely adorable.

 

Jessie was so much help for me once I was home, she helped me to feel needed after being sent to whoever could look after her for months I think we needed each other

thank you for such a lovely welcoming, I feel part of the family already Kris :cloud9:

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hey Kristen:

 

welcome to this wonderful world of blogging. I find blogging hugely therupetic for readers as well as for writers. while reading other's blogs I realize I am not alone in this journey & I don't feel I have been singled out for this horrific post stroke journey. & as a writer I feel immense pleasure in reliving best moments of my life & not discard them or take them for granted.

 

I hope you stick around on these site & stick with blogging, it will help you as well as others.

 

Asha

Hi Asha

thank you for your encouragement, I certainly will be sticking around, I have alreay recieved so much help from this, and knowing there are people I can share with is just amazing look forward to chatting again Kris

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Welcome

Hey, you are really doing well if this is only your third visit to Stroke Net and you are blogging. You are definitely computer literate.

 

I enjoyed your story. Look forward to future posts. We are so glad you found Stroke Net.

 

Stessie

 

Hi Stessie

 

thank you, I am computer literate however I am still a one handed typist, will need to relearn my typing skills but hey I'm getting good with one hand

till next time

Kris

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Kristin,

Welcome to blog world! Sorry it took so long for me to catch up with you, I've been a bit behind on my blog following. It's great that you've figured out and are utilizing so many of the site's feature in such a short time ~ enjoy it's a great site with much to offer.

Another challenge we may share...two teenage boys 2 years apart - makes life interesting - doesn't it?

Maria :friends:

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