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Tomorrow Is the Eye Appointment Day At The VA

I'm in hopes they can figure out why the lens in my left eye seems to be a little weak while the right eye is still OK and I can see good with it..... Maybe they will have to replace the left one I don't know until I see them tomorrow.... I guess all the cataracts are gone by now.....   Then the next day Thursday I go see my heart doctor for a check up at his office here in town....... Being a retired disable Veteran it seems like appointment are always on the schedule of your daily going and

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Eye Appointment In Two Weeks

Well it's back to the eye doctor in two week to get the lens checked that they put in my eyes for me to see much better without wearing eye glasses any more and so far it has worked.... I got my own concerns on how they take them out and put the same ones back in again??   To me it seems like I don't see as clear now as I did when they first put the lens in about two years ago.... It could be that my vision has gotten a bit harder to see in the last few years... What ever the case or cause th

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No more Colonoscopies

Well my doctor said I didn't need to have any more done everything looks good not even in 2023 which is what he first said to I guess my body has no more polyps or what ever they are called so that's good news for now I was glad to hear that news.... I took my other ones I had done at another hospital a few years back plus what they had on file at the VA so hopefully my body is cleared.....   My wife was all smiles so I suppose I will be living with her a little while longer if nothing else po

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The VA Appointments I Got Coming Up

Well it's not new news but I got to go to the VA for tomorrow and the next few days to get things done to my scooter lift in my vehicle which is install a new lift since this one is twelve years old and very used over that time.... Then to see my VA doctors and a bit more stuff has to get done on this trip....   The 25th of this month is my eye appointment and then I'm good for another year except for the Dental appointments later this year and at that time I sorta start all over again but at

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Well It's On To More Healing Of My Body

I'm dealing with a lot on my plate and have been for some time now but healing my body is my main goal so I can attend church again and many more things I just haven't been quite able to accomplish on my own.... My wife is such a wonderful caregiver and holding down a full time job too at the bank.....   She quit her job for two years when I first had the stroke and I got better and went to work for three years at Walmart as a greeter using my scooter as all life was good for both of us.... It

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We Just Don't Know What Tomorrow Will Bring

We all live day by day and we never know if a stroke will come along or not or perhaps we have already survived a stroke or two.... We never know one day to the next if we will even be here the following day because life is fragile as we all exist as best we can with what we are having to deal with..... I have always said a stroke is no joke and can take you out in a few seconds while it takes a lifetime to get better.....   I sure didn't think my stroke would have kept me down this long littl

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Time to Watch Baseball Again As Basketball Draws To A Close

Well as the seasons change so does the sports games but we all make the changes and still watch TV schedules to keep up with sports..... I have never been one to watch soap opera on TV, too boring for my attention but my first wife loved them anytime as she was a beauty shop operator working at home...

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My Body Is Tired

Well to all my members I just want to tell you first that my body is very tired, my walking is next to very slow, my left side is still very paralyzed and unusable so for the most part I'm one handed making life for me very confusing not being able to do many things for myself.......   I'm not giving up I'm giving out strength wise with a treadmill test in the morning by my heart doctor to see if he can make a determination of just where I am in life..... You know being like this is very hard

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Opening Day Of Baseball

Can you believe the opening day of Baseball on the east coast there was snow and ice on the playing field??? I don't believe all the team played because of the weather but I suppose there will be make up games when the weather is much better for baseball games....   I wonder what will happen about the tickets many people bought with many of them being Season ticket holders??? The weather is definitely a big factor from what I can see....   OK baseball fans get out your winter attire to sit i

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April Fools Day 1 April 2016

This day has been around longer than me known as April Fools Day, so why and or how it started I Do Not Know but if any of you know I hope you post a comment and tell me..... I always wanted to know why it's called April Fools Day??????     Even my mother couldn't tell me when I was a kid and here I am now 74 years young and still don't know so if any of you know please tell me I would like to know before I'm gone to be with the Lord.......

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EASTER IS HERE TODAY

Happy Easter to each of you today so have fun with the kiddos hiding eggs and finding them just don't eat too many.... I'm home instead of church so missing all the action but watched my wife fix many baskets for the kiddos at church with goodies they all will enjoy..... :dunno:

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I would Love To Post A Picture Of My Tree

I got the only tree in my front yard that is brown and looks dead, no leaves at all, while other trees both sides of my street are green with leaves and it's been standing there since we bought the house back in 2000 as the builders planted a tree in each yard for the new home owners to have shade in their yards....   Spring has arrived the grass is green front back and each side of my house but that tree looks very dead now.... I even watered it and still no leaves are green yet so today I wi

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CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?? Spring Arrives Tomorrow 20 March 2016

Well all you weather buffs, Spring arrives tomorrow, driving a convertible with the top down here in Texas and I sure will be sitting outside at some point in the day instead of staying inside like I have been trying to stay warm......   Now I can hook my TV back up in the garage raise the door and enjoy the weather instead of being stuck in the house running up the electric bill to stay warm as it was real cool here in central Texas....   There was snow in Forth Worth near Dallas and very

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Here Is Hoping The Rain Has Ended Finally!!!!!

Today is the 13th Of March and I pray the rain has ended and people can get back to normal lives instead of losing their homes, farms, livestock and their belongings to the heavy flooding in their areas where they live........ God answers our prayers and I tell all of you I been a praying sole for me and many other folks like me....     Now I guess we the people can start to see how the people running for President in the US are fairing in their bid to become the next President of the USA..

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Rain,Rain And More Rain Coming Our Way Tonight

Central Texas has surely gotten lots of rain lately and I just hope the hurricanes, tornadoes and storms hold off and stay away so my prayers has been said to that end and our house will still be standing in the rain.... This is the first ever home I paid off and want to hold on to it for many more years to come...   I tell you after surviving a stroke knowing my working days are over and my lovely wife is about ready to start thinking retirement the last thing we both need is having to worry

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LIFE IS MOVING ALONG

Well I can say life is still moving along I'm just going pretty slow these days dealing with trying to walk better and a bit faster or maybe I should say walk at a regular pace but that's a ways off for now.... Anyway life is great so no complaints from me.... to me summer time is here according to the weather we are having and it feels good to get outside with my little dog and her puppy and watch them play safely in the back yard...   They both love to ride on the scooter but want to go in

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Another Month Gone In My Healing Process

Well Folks another month has passed in my come back healing process which as many of you already know takes a very long time... So for my body it has been eleven years as I am walking slowly no falls lately, riding my scooter inside and out plus I am still driving my SUV hauling my scooter everywhere I go to use when I get out the vehicle....   I am still accepting the things I can't do while trying to improve on things that has been hard for me to accomplish....Life is good while I hold on to

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And Time Continues To Go By As We Recover More And More!!!!!

It appears to me sometimes that time continues to go by as we recover a bit more from the stroke or strokes in some cases.... It's just when you get many years in waiting to get better from the stroke and you realize you are still in a paralyzed state on one side and limited in what you can do or get done on your own that you know things are just about the same as it was years ago when the stroke first came into your life....   The difference is now you know there is life after stroke and you

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Presidents Day

Another holiday for many people and there are many ready to go back to work.... Well for me I plan on watching the All Star Basketball game and eat good in a couple hours then sleep late for presidents day..... .. None of the lottery tickets my wife gave me were winners... :pullhair:   Be safe everybody.....

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Valentines Day On Sunday

I just want to wish all of you a Happy Valentines Day on Sunday as I'm sure you all will be there for your Sweethearts as will I..... Flowers will be the orders of the day in many cases and clothes in many others for sure....   Then there are the rich and famous that may get their Sweetheart a new vehicle for Valentines Day...... I just hope to be alive and well and can tell my wife I love her dearly and thanks so much for sticking here with me through all the health issues I have had over the

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Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, Ash Wenesday, Lincoln's Birthday And More

February is filled with interesting holidays and other interesting events happening this week and all month long for that matter.... Starting with National Freedom Day last week and Groundhog Day there are about eleven days something is going on in the month of February 2016.... The 50th Superbowl was held on yesterday and the Denver Broncos was the winners....   Chinese New Year is today February 8th, Mardi Gras tomorrow and Ash Wednesday tomorrow the 10th then Lincoln's Birthday on Friday fo

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50 YEARS OF SUPERBOWLS

i would be willing to say and bet many of our sports fans and members here can't remember watching 49 Superbowl games over the last 49 years of their lives before their stroke over such a long period of time???? Of course 49 years ago I was just 25 years old myself....   I do remember many of them but not everyone of them however the one that I do remember so well is the game between the Dallas Cowboys and I think the Steelers because the weather was 19 degrees I think it was and that was the

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Well, Trying To Keep Moving Forward

Stroke Survival is a very hard mission to handle alone or in a group because so many things can bring you down and not much to lift you up.... The human brain can only process so much and remember it was affected by the stroke too..... So I think time has to pass and healing has to happen over time to process our healing process with what we got left in our bodies and brain....   Therefore we can't just sit down and say O'well, we must stay active and do all we can for our bodies to heal over

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My Daughter Has An Apartment Now

Well, I got her a place to live which is pretty nice and now the next step is getting her social security SSI started back without too much more delays on social security's part..... She has been drawing ssi since she was a very young child about 10 years old.... They are telling her to call them back in 3 to 6 weeks so in that case I will have to pay for the apartment several months before they give her any money....   I still got to try and get her cable service from time warner since she sc

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January Is Almost Gone

This year is moving on with one week left in January so I hope many of you are getting better and by December this year we all will be lots better in health and strength I pray..... Just never give up or give in it takes time.... We all agree on that fact...   Well I got my daughter in an apartment finally on ground floor now I pray Social Security will get her SSI check started soon My wife and I have spent some money trying to get her settled into life again but she is still my child at 51

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