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MORE WALKING WITHOUT THE CANE!

Well, well, well I'm almost at 8 years recovering. It seem like a long, long road but on the other hand people are saying to me, "Has it been that long?" Yes it has and I feel every year of it but I thank my God he wasn't ready for me back then and I'm still here.   It's good to feel better about yourself and your ability to recover. Sure it's slow but it's steady and I feel so blessed to still be here. One time I told myself I would walk again soon when I was still in the hospital. Well, I re

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SUE This Is From ALL Of Us To ALL Of You, Kids And Grand Kids Too

I just learned of your Mum passing into heaven very peacefully as you had wanted it to be!! With that I say all our prayers took hold and was heard by God! May His Grace and Mercy take hold and she rest in His presents in this life on the other side!!!   We must remember we too shall go this way one day we know not the hour and we will be in God's hands!!   Sue, you have given so much of yourself over the wonderful years with your loving husband Ray while caring for you dear dad only to turn

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What Some Moms Are Lead To Believe From What Their Daughters Say!

Some moms can be fooled so easily and some moms you would think they are the grandparents how the young daughters can tell them anything and they believe them when you can't trust they cleaned up their room when they said they did!!   Darla's Doctor's Visit   A mother takes her 16-year-old daughter to the doctor.   The doctor says, "Okay, Mrs. Jones, what's the problem?" :zoro:   The mother says, "It's my daughter Darla. She keeps getting these cravings, she's putting on we

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It's December!

Can you believe it? December is here, today is the 7th, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese and we still got veterans of that era alive and well! in Japan and many states across America! A typhoon hit Tokyo today causing much damage like the tsunami did a few years ago causing so many lives lost, nuclear tank damage and structure damage everywhere!   Aside from that this December is so different this year, no snow in the usual areas, it's unusually warm, butterflies everywhere it's

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I'm All Excited...My walking Unassisted Is Working!

I just had to tell all of you my walking unassisted is improving each day. I got the right health care lady working with me. She tells me, "I am not falling on her watch." I didn't realize it's that much of a difference walking with a quad cane and a single point cane. I have a hand loop string on my cane to keep from dropping it. That works great cause I can hold the cane not letting it touch the ground and walk unassisted. But it's there if I need it.   I went back to the VA this morning to

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Sunday January 15, 2012

Well, members I am posting this subject date because to and for me it's a historical date in many ways. First, should I live to see it I will have survived 8 years and one day. That's more years than I once did not know I would still be here with my wife and family. Secondly, The 15th is Sunday, so my plans are being in my church testifying how good God is and has been to me! Last but not lease, celebrating my extended life on this earth and finding such a fantastic group of stroke supporters in

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Having A Stroke And Living With One

After 8 years recovering from a brain bleed stroke and living with it really test your courage but I just don't see how we could ever make it without a care giver at home! I say this now because I'm pretty much in control of the stroke but there is always something that seems to be very difficult to accomplish on your on or by yourself! The thing about that is you can leave it alone and not bother or wait for your care giver to give you a hand! My wife usually don't mind doing things to help me

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Christmas Is Almost Here

Can you believe there is about 15 days before Christmas?? With all the cyber shopping and extended days to shop some more it seems like Thanksgiving was just last week? Maybe because I'm still eating turkey salad and ham sandwiches from what's left of a small fried turkey for thanksgiving!! I spoke of the weather being exceptional warm for December, well, that all changed by the time we made it back home to central Texas last evening!   It's cold and windy today with temps around 36 degrees wi

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I'm Coming Up On The Rough Side Of The Mountain

"I'm coming up on the rough side of the mountain" is a song my mom used to sing in church and around the house when she was cooking or thinking about how rough we had it since it was just her and me!!! By the grace of God we made it up and over the mountain!! Well when I survived this stroke I had another mountain to climb as best I could!!   Well at this point in my climb I really feel everything will be OK with God by my side!! I just got back from a trip to New Orleans with my wife and we h

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Nor'easter The Storm??? Or Can We Travel

Until now I had not ever heard of this Title or a kind of storm with snow like this, I guess but what it is for this part of the country is pain and suffering!! I hope the ones affected take all precautions possible to prevent loss of life!! We have talked about this kind of conditions happenings about every 50 to 100 years in different parts of the United States and other place around the world!!!   It's a very sad time for people this time of the year with Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New

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Hope I have a good week and the rest of the month!

I have experienced many things in the last several weeks and months so now I just hope nothing unusual happens and the rest of the month will pass with no surprises of course we don't always get what we want! A couple of members are talking about the cool weather and we are still cooking here in Texas with 100 degree heat and better for 27 day since July!! More are predicted so between gas for the car, food on the table and AC bill money, I will be short for sure!! That's life nothing works out

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What If we had NO Worries in Life?

Wouldn't it be boring if we had no worries in life???? Think of how much time we would have on our hands and a mind that is free of worries in life!! Really can you just imagine life with no worries??? I bet that kind of person would live a long life like the guy in the bible did (Methuliser) I don't know how to spell his name nor at this moment where to find it in my bible!!!   That's boring, I got no worry because if you read this blog you get my drift!! Reminds me of some of those Clint Eas

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I Read Many Newbie Post, Comments About How They Feel And Think!!

Boy, this has been a week of newbie post and comments sounding just like I did when I first came here looking for all the help I could find! I just hope as a senior member I gave them a bit of encouragements to continue therapy and doing all they can to get their bodies working again to be more independent and not having to depend on the care giver as much as they did at first!!   Strokes are the one thing many people know nothing about in how to get better and in the recovery process! Even in

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After The Storm

We all know the storm has passed most of our areas and maybe back out to sea by now but the damage she left in her wake is very visible! I can only imagine the number of prayers said during the raging storms travel to the place it made the left turn and hit NJ, NY, and the other states in her path! Much damage was seen from beginning to end as was predicted!   We must be grateful the number of lives lost was minimal considering the power this storm carried as predicted! The rescues I feel were

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MEMBERS EVERY WHERE, Ho, Ho, Ho

A very Merry Christmas to all and wishing you all a Happy New Year 2013!! I know from experience all of us here are just hanging on day by day in trying to recover from a stroke or trying to give all the love we have in our hearts to care for our loved ones whom have survived a stroke or in many cases more than one stroke!!   The one thing we all got in common is we survived and we are trying our very best to Talk, Walk, and recover as a survivor in speech, occupational, and physical therapy w

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A Trip To the Flea Market

Sometimes when you get up on Saturday mornings you never know what the day will bring! I went to bed hurting a bit more than normal, if there is such a thing, so I had to take my arthritis meds to make the pain ease up some! My wife was off today so she wanted to travel 50 miles to Austin Texas 50 miles away to visit the flea market. For me that meant being on my scooter while she walked to look at every site there was to be seen! They had two booths selling many kinds of live birds with the cag

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The Power To Overcome

The power to overcome is really yours! It's how you think you "Can't and Won't" I learned a great lesson yesterday in church. It all starts with how you believe. Do you believe you can't or do you believe you won't?? When YOU really believe in God as so many of us claim then it should be easy for us to TRUST in Him!   "I just can't get along with my wife."..."My husband and I can't communicate."..."I just can't discipline the kids as I should."..."I just can't give up the affair I'm having."..

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My Heart Monitor Arrived Today

I hadn't said anything because I didn't really know but at different appointments I had last week my heart beat was slow, so slow I couldn't get my injections done in my knees!! He didn't want to take any chance!! So off I go to a heart doctor referred by my PCP and my appointment came up really fast, sorta scared me not knowing what a slow heart beat really meant!!!   I'm hooked up y'all and being monitored for four days then a battery of test including a final echo test then I get the news h

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The Christmas Tradition Of Gift Giving

This is a subject that goes way back farther than we can imagine, "For God loveth a cheerful giver" For many, many Christians, December 25th is a time of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ the son of God. Even though it is most likely not the exact date of Jesus' birth of mankind's Redeemer.   Traditions often inspire joy and a sense of belonging. They also help create heartwarming memories for children and adults alike for years to come. Yet it is fascinating to learn the history behind so

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Colonoscopy For Dummies Available for Free

Colonoscopy For Dummies available for free download!     Colonoscopy for dummies, a free easy to read publication about what to expect when preparing for and undergoing a colonoscopy has been released by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., in partnership with the colon cancer alliance (CCA). Colonoscopy for dummies is designed to help clarify common misconceptions about colonoscopies, and can be downloaded for free at Http://www.colonoscopyfordummies.com   This year alone, colon cancer will likel

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My Life's Appreciations For My Accomplishments And My Mother

Well my new computer is on line and working really good even more than I know how to operate it with windows 8.1.....So I thought I would state some of my appreciations, accomplishments, and the great advise my mother gave me growing up as her 18th child!!! I can't imagine any woman today having that many children with one husband!!!!   In my early age I was a good kid being raised up alone while my closest siblings to me were a set of twin girls six years ahead of me. So I only had my mom to

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My Time To Blog Again

I couldn't believe when I looked at my last time I did a blog it's been well over two weeks! My how time flies when you are going to appointments and getting medical attention! I must say I feel the slow heart beat I had saved me from getting a steroid injection hours before the announcement was made on TV that the injections were contaminated with a meningitis virus!!   Again, I can say all things that happens to you or with you are not necessarily bad but we tend to think so when a condition

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Just A Walking Reminder About Falls You Can Avoid!

I have posted this idea to follow before in a way to avoid any falls! We have to remember that one side of our brain was attacked leaving us to depend on sight and feel to make our paralysed side work the way it must for us to even walk, see and do many things we wish to do slowly!   Here it is: Always think to bend the knee not picking up the foot! That's when we stumble when we think pick up the foot. See thinking bend the knee is much easier to do and if we bend the knee I promise you the f

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Laughing Matters In The News Paper

Have you ever felt like you need to cry a little or maybe laugh too?? After all we are still alive and functional so just because we survived the stroke or we are giving care to our loved ones sometimes we need a break to catch our breath, breathe in and out to lower our blood pressure then cry or maybe even laugh or smile a little while our minds take a break from all that work and thinking we do so well! I posted this morning in the Off Topic Form a paper on senior news that may interest many

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Living In Texas

Well, in case you ever decide to come live in TEXAS you will know a little bit about the BIG state of Texas!                 Only in Texas A history/geography lesson for all Texans, used-to-be Texans, adopted Texans or wanna-be Texans: Just Texas Pep, Texas 79353 Smiley, Texas 78159 Paradise, Texas 76073 Ra

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