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livinglifeasnewnormal

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I'm fairly new to the site but anxious to learn my way around. Never have done a blog before so feel free to give me pointers. ha I had a brain stem stroke last June on Fathers Day at age 40. Was in picture perfect health. Not sure how much of my 'story' I should include. Been a roller coaster ride for sure. All we can do is take one day at a time if that's part of God's plan for us. Everyone of our friends & family (that we have left haha) should be aware of the warning signs. Take care all & have a wonderful day!

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hi tammy:

 

welcome to wonderful world of blogging. I suffered stroke at age of 34 after delivering premature baby and loosing a baby day later. it was in 2004. Stroke changed path of my life completly. I used to love my job as software Engineer. it has been long road back to new normalcy. For me personally blogging and chatting with other survivors made life bit bearable post stroke. Would love to know you more through your blogs.

 

Asha(now 40 year old survivor)

 

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Hello again and welcome to Blog World! You are doing great on the board. I didn't know what a blog was until I got here. At my age computers are not my bag, too much you gotta know.

 

Anyway enjoy yourself, I had a brain bleed at home alone. That was scary.

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:congrats: :beer: Toasting you on a great first blog.... :cocktail:

 

 

:cheer: :groupwave: :groupwave:

 

 

:welcome: :clap: :bookread: :forgive_me?:

 

You have your "first post" under your belt, now we all can't wait to read more and more.

 

I am a Brain Stem Stroke Survivor as well. So, I guess we are "Strokettes " together on the Brain Stem Survivor Girls Team. :) We are God's Miracles, that is for sure. Each day is a special gift.

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Hi Asha,

So glad to hear from you. I'm so sorry for your loss and sufferings! Guess the 'crap' we deal with in life makes us that much stronger though. How are you coping with that as well as the aftermath of the stroke now? I can't say I know how you feel, I've never lost a child. I lost a baby nephew 20 years ago. He was born w/o a heart valve & shuld have been stillborn, but he was a beautiful little guy, looked perfect & lived 5 days. I have 6 kiddos. A 22 yr old step son, 20 yr old daughter, 17 stepson, 16 son, 11 son, and 3 son. Yikes. No wonder I had a stroke huh? jk My oldest step son has 2 little girls. Well, one and his girlfriend has one. I claim them both. they are 3 & 4. Kept them last night, whew! Now I know what everyone says about how wonderful it is to have grandkids then send them home. haha

You said you used to love your engineer job. Were you not able to continue after the stroke? Was it physical or mental or both?

Please let me know if I ask questions that bother you. I'll totally understand. Heck for me, you can ask anything, because you and I both know, wow!! What a deal huh?

I look forward to getting to know you!

Tammy

 

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hi tammy:

 

welcome to wonderful world of blogging. I suffered stroke at age of 34 after delivering premature baby and loosing a baby day later. it was in 2004. Stroke changed path of my life completly. I used to love my job as software Engineer. it has been long road back to new normalcy. For me personally blogging and chatting with other survivors made life bit bearable post stroke. Would love to know you more through your blogs.

 

Asha(now 40 year old survivor)

 

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Tammy,

that is the way to do it. Jump in with both feet. Congratulations on your 1st blog.

I am the caregiver for my husband. He has an ischemic stroke 16 months ago. The journey has been long. We are still making progress.

 

 

Have fun on the site. I look forward to getting to know you.

 

 

Ruth

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Tammy I can tell that you are going to fit right in. That is fantastic. I hope to see you in chat and would love for you to join with us in the chat I host. It is Thursday afternoon at 3:00 pm EST. The forums have a wide range of topics. Hugs Karen

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Thank you for the awesome welcome. And I love the 'strokettes' that is perfect! haha Looking forward to getting to know you!

 

 

 

:congrats: :beer: Toasting you on a great first blog.... :cocktail:

 

 

:cheer: :groupwave: :groupwave:

 

 

:welcome: :clap: :bookread: :forgive_me?:

 

You have your "first post" under your belt, now we all can't wait to read more and more.

 

I am a Brain Stem Stroke Survivor as well. So, I guess we are "Strokettes " together on the Brain Stem Survivor Girls Team. :) We are God's Miracles, that is for sure. Each day is a special gift.

 

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hi tammy:

 

sorry I saw your comment to my blog today, so I am late giving answers to all your questions, I thought only I ask lot of questions, but you beat me hahaha. I am doing pretty well considering its now6 years, though I won't lie first 2 years were the hardest, but with my loving hubby & wonderful then 7 year old child I was able to move on in my life & making beautiful lemonade & lemon pies most of the days. I think bad things happen to everybody but how would you react to it later in life will define you as victim or survivor. & I like to be known as a survivor and set good example for my son. I was victim first 2 years when I spent my time in crying for my losses, not anymore. I tried going back to work but it was too demanding, and I had lost that fire within me to spend long hours at work by ignoring my family, and at that point in my life I was not ready to do that, cause I learnt hardway that at job I can be replaced but as a wife & mom I have my duties. So I chose motherhood over my job.

 

Asha

 

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