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Just Tryin'


ANNIEJAY

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Thanks to many members who got me on this blog page - finally. I'd like to use this as sort of a daily journal and my OT thinks this is a good idea. I've been told I'm too hard on myself but I just want to get to the end of this nightmare and I know that you all share this feeling. Kim wrote to me and sent me a list of links that would help and I clicked on "A Letter From Your Brain'. What a revelation! I printed it out and have shown it to friends and therapists alike and everyone agrees that this is right on the money. I get too impatient and sometimes I'm my own worst enemy. So thank you,Kim. Please write me again.

Yesterday was a "red-letter" day. I was cleared to climb the stairs with no assistance! I live in a town house and the bedrooms are upstairs so now I can come and go around my home as I please. I was also instructed to make arrangements for Outpatient OT and PT. I feel like progress is on its way.

I have a black eye from my fall on MOnday night but today I consider it a token of advancement. Total difference from my messge on The day after I fell.

BTW, I'm starting to type with my left (weak side) hand and will do my best to make this look neat... but please bear with me in the interim.

Tomorrow starts the daily journal.

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hi Anne:

 

welcome to wonderful blog community. I stroked at age 34 which left me paralysed on my left side. Though I found out first hand online blogging hugely therupetic. I can tell you from my personal experience that first year is the hardest adjusting emotionally to get used to new you. I used to feel so alone in the begining, but blogging & chatting with other survivors made me realize I am not alone, and I am still me, and my family still loves me. That was huge motivator for me to start rebuilding my life once again, and today at age 40 I am proud of myself & love myself the way I am.

 

Asha(40 year old survivor)

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Annie,

That Kimmie is a smart one. Glad A Letter from Your Brain made an impact on you and helped you realize you need to go easier on yourself to give yourself a chance to heal.

 

Blogging will be very therapeutic and will help you slow down to pace yourself and work through your feelings as you go through your recovery.

 

We all want this nightmare to end, but since we can't make that happen. We do stuff like blogging and get to look forward to answers from our friends who care ~makes ya feel good and look forward to it....it's fun.

 

Maria :mwah:

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