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how important is your family to you?and has it change?


lharrison

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well many members know mebut i thought that i will let you know me even better, as you know i am married to mt wife darlene, who is now my caregiver, and since then i have had 1daughterstephanie and one son michal, and of coarse one grand son christian, who is stephanie son, and well before my family i was always a family man who always love my wife very munch and then michal came along and i immediatly had a very huge love for my son, and then stephanie come alongs and i thought wow a daughter, how cougood can it get imt daughter always held a special place in my heart, and i remember when my son was borne i was working and all i could do was think of my son and how happy i was that i had my wife whome i love very munch and my daughter wich i couldn"t be happy with and then i had a stroke, and i thought well thank god i have a family that loves me and i love my family so munch but then i am thinking wow ieven though i had a stroke i have so munch to live for i have my family and i didn"t think that i was able to love anymore than i do with my family and my wife but then mt daughter was quite ill and i was very worried for my daughter so my wife took my daughter to the hospitalnand then my wife phoned me and she said lenny are you sitting down, and i said yes why?and then she told me that my daughter was pregnant and she had a son, well even though i had just had a stroke and was basically thinking wow!that is awesome and then i went to see mt daughter with his son and my grandson christian , and i immediatly bonded so munch with my grandson, i had no idea that i could love anymore but i can i saw my grandson and i was so happy, that i couldt speak, so i immediatly told stephanie that you will stay with me, so now we are as we always were opne big happy family so stroke or no stroke you can see that i hace something very worthwell to live for and to try to get better and better because family has always been very important to me and i know that my wife and my care giver is always behind me all the way we have stick together for quite a long time and stroke or no stroke i will beat this thing because i know that i have a family that is really behind me and i am sure that as a dad with a family it is always in myyour mind that i do not want to let anybody down, because they was always there for me when i needed you most,

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Yes Lenny, grandchildren are a special blessing and add a new demension to your life. Ray has had that experience too, you think you love all your heart will hold and then one more is added...lol.

 

I am glad you have a special caregiver in Darlene. Give her a hug from me, us girls gotta stick together...lol.

 

(((Hugs))) from Sue.

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Lenny:

 

having loving family makes huge difference in one's recovery and state of mind. I am always greatful that I got this second chance to see my son growing into caring young adult.

 

Asha

 

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Lenny, your family, your true friends means so much to us survivors, and like you said, they give us that desire to live and get better everyday. I feel the same way as you about my little grand daughter here with us. They help us survive, there is nothing like a warm family who sticks by your side.

 

I commend the care givers who made it their life to care for their loved ones. There are many of them right here among us everyday. No, my family hasn't changed and they are the world to me in my condition. I pray it stays like it has been for 6 years now.

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Yes Lenny, grandchildren are a special blessing and add a new demension to your life. Ray has had that experience too, you think you love all your heart will hold and then one more is added...lol.

 

I am glad you have a special caregiver in Darlene. Give her a hug from me, us girls gotta stick together...lol.

 

(((Hugs))) from Sue.

oh you bet sue i will give darlene a big hug sor you no problem and thank you sue for always being so nice

 

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Lenny, your family, your true friends means so much to us survivors, and like you said, they give us that desire to live and get better everyday. I feel the same way as you about my little grand daughter here with us. They help us survive, there is nothing like a warm family who sticks by your side.

 

I commend the care givers who made it their life to care for their loved ones. There are many of them right here among us everyday. No, my family hasn't changed and they are the world to me in my condition. I pray it stays like it has been for 6 years now.

oh fred you are absolutlet right fred there is nothing like family with a good family like i have it makes dealing with a stroke a little bit easier thank you fred you are a true friend

 

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Lenny: You have such a BIG heart. You are always so positive and wanting and willing to share your experience, strength an hope with others. StrokeNet is so blessed to have you.... YOU add so much to this group.

Yes, Caregivers are such a BIG part of our recovery. The "unconditional love" of others that help Stroke Survivors ..... I wish my family wasn't all dead. I sure wish they were still here. I know my Mom would have been there for me. She was such a good Mom.

Keep up the awesome job that you are doing. :) :beer: Lenny: You have won the "Prize of the day" :congrats:

 

:tshirt: You won the "Smiley" T-Shirt cuz you always manage to put a smile on our hearts and faces. :Clap-Hands: :You-Rock:

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