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I Thank God I'm Still Here A Stroke Survivor For 12 Years

I thank God I am still here 12 years after the stroke as a survivor and my wife by my side as my soul mate and care giver while still working a full time job for the last ten years.... I love her dearly.... :roflmao: Could not have come this far by myself.......

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Here We Are In THE NEW YEAR......

Well Folks we are into the New Year and we all got lots to be thankful about being survivors, care givers, friends, parents or just guess here on strokenet site..... My many thanks to Steve Mallory again for his creation of a wonderful stroke site.....   I came on board in December 2005 and now that date seems like a long time ago or I'm getting older or both.... So here is to all the members and our guess and visitors alike for the new year 2016 hoping you will be around for many more years t

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Members Meeting Members

Hey I posted in our Member meeting other Members section so if you live in Texas and want or wish to meet other members here in Texas you can post your comment there and perhaps some of us can get to meet other members soon..... :roflmao:   That's how I met William and Ruthpill, his wife in Houston a few years ago when I had my daughter with me for the trip back to Houston to see a few of her cousins......   Remember you have to post in members meeting members to see my post, OK!!!!!

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Christmas Day 2015

Today is Christmas Day, Friday, 2015, a warm Friday and here in Texas it's pretty and warm weather, in fact the warmest Christmas in a long, long time dating back to 1954 so say the weather people on all the TV channels this morning...... They keep records, I don't so I can just enjoy this day with no place to go in particular.....   I must say I'm glad to still be alive and well considering all I have endured over the last 12 years after suffering this stroke in my life..... As many of you kn

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It's Been A week Since My last Blog

I'm just checking in you all nothing big happening except my walking is not good at all but no falls so far..... I can still drive my grand daughter to school on the mornings my wife has to be at work early mornings every other week.... I'm really one handed now with this paralysis on left side but I am not complaining at all it could be worse.....   I am just home trying to get better but it is so slow and I got a guy that comes to my house for a little therapy at 9 am for an hour but I don't

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Just Blogging Not Complaining

Since my last blog I been complaining about me not being able to do things like walking and doing other things for myself as good as I once was doing when I was getting PT, OT, at home and seems to me I was in better shape physically... That time is gone or the money ran out and my insurances didn't pay any more... I still got one guy from an agency to come in for one hour and help me with small things like cutting toenails putting on skin care products from the knees to my feet since my skin se

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Life As A Survivor For Many Years

I had no idea I would be writing this kind of blog this early in my recovery process but we never know when our bodies will just give out or at least parts of our body gives out, gets weaker, where it is difficult to control that part of our body.... I have been in a survival mode since 2004 at the age of 62....   Now I made it to 74 this past July with a few bumps along the way like having my right knee operated on as a result of a fall while riding a shuttle bus in Las Vegas over a year ago

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The Christmas Season Is Upon All Of Us

Well dear friends, it probably doesn't feel or even look like it weather wise but the Christmas Season (December 2015) is just around the corner.... After Black Friday and of course Black Monday tomorrow the shopping season is here even if the snow and colder weather hasn't yet arrived in your town....   For many of us shopping will be off our list of things to do especially my list.... I hate trying to shop on line it's just not the same as walking into the malls and stores looking at all the

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Happy Thanksgiving Day To Each Of You Here

November 26th, Thanksgiving Day, I'm wishing all members here and our guess too a very Happy Thanksgiving Day dinner and family time together enjoying yourselves, family and friends alike where ever you may be enjoy..... :roflmao: :dunce:

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My Daughter Gets Released On 11 January 2016!!!!!

Well, I'm still looking for the right place for my only daughter and first born to live because she gets released from a five year incarceration on January 11 next year 2016 and will need her very own place to live... Her only son is married with two young children and living in Japan working and attending business classes so when they return to America he can get a good paying job much easier he says....   I get a letter from her once or twice a week asking have I found a place for her yet wh

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December Is Just Over The Hill

Well it's almost that time of the year again, December, years later, and I am still here doing the best I can without complaining about anything today.... I shall see how December goes while I try not to complain since I am still a blessed survivor to be here.... Thanks for your many, many prayers folks, I really appreciate them as they touch my heart and lift me up a bit more every day I experience being here as a survivor this many years after the stroke....   I guess we as people can get d

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My Blog 8 November

Well, I thought about this blog, the long and the short version after talking with my God and my wife and reading my own notes about what it is I want to say....Here goes, my condition is slowly getting worse to a point I can hardly walk, think, or do the things that was once easy for me to accomplish.... I can hardly stand up on my feet from the bed, walking is scary, going to the bathroom, getting up from the commode by myself is truly a task very hard to accomplish now...   In a sense I am

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Well, I Got To Write This Blog

I can't come up with the words to write my next Blog about my condition which has gone down in what I can physically do lately and it is so frustrating for me in what I want to say and tell my story in detail.... :pullhair: :gleam:

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Halloween/ Trick Or Treets

Halloween is here and the kiddos are out in droves collecting candy and goodies in their baskets and scary bags with their masks on to scare everybody they meet at the door..... This brings back so many memories as I sit on my bed watching them come on the security cameras coming up to the door of my house and my neighbors on each side of my house....   Just to think and remember I used to do the same thing as a child and early teenager too now I sit her barely able to walk or even see for tha

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A Fall Time Blog

Well folks, it's that time again this week for me putting together another blog but this time it's about the Fall of the year in Texas....... We finally got a couple days of rain with more promised by our weathermen and women on different TV stations.... So I shall be in the house and see what happens first.... Of course we got 90% chance of rain all day,so that sounds like another street flooding event....   With all the advance warnings about flooding in certain areas you would think there w

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My Physical Abilities Has Changed

Well you all, I may not be posting much for awhile and give myself time to try and overcome this loss in my abilities to get things done physically on my own... I don't want my wife to stop her job again to stay home caring for me after this many years later..... So I will manage somehow or die trying...... I got my scooters even one upstairs to help my daughter and grand daughter care for the puppies while they are at work or in school during the day....   I pray this is short in duration but

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Just Sitting Home Using My Exercise Bike And Watching The Pups Grow

Well I have slowed down to using my bike again as all of my in home care has ended and I'm left to heal on my own now at my age which is OK with me.... I do still have a guy now to check on me for an hour each morning but the ladies don't come anymore just this guy in case I need anything I can't do myself....   I'm thinking I will never be able to use my left side as it is still paralyzed head to toe but I can and do still drive my car and use my scooter that I haul with me everywhere I go...

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Home Alone With Six Puppies In My Care

You may ask Why?? or How come???, well I'm the only one in my home not working, nor walking good, but the little animals need human help day and night in my opinion so here I am...... We gave them a little more room to roam and play with each other and they are still nursing.... You can only imagine the mess they make in that little area but my grand daughter and her mom will come in from school and work with clean up/out the pen area on their minds.....   They are five weeks old now but still

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Mid October Still Trying to Get Better

Well its already the middle of October and I'm still trying to get a bit better while making my doctor appointments, exercises, and staying positive in my attitude about this stroke of nearly 12 years.... I'm still able to drive just my walking is not that good with my quad cane.... I try very hard not to fall since there is no one to help me get back on my feet.... My wife is still working full time, grand daughter in school, and the puppies are still growing along with their mom..... So I have

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The US Is Still Losing Military Personnel In Afghanistan

You know when we look at ourselves whom have survived a stroke or strokes I feel so sad to hear the news of more military personnel still dying overseas and even some that were in a hospital that somehow was bombed and many died... When will this war finally end???? Now Russia has joined in the bombing supposedly to fight ISIS in Afghanistan along with the US military.....   I can't see why so many American women and men are trying to go join ISIS fighters to kill our men and women in uniform.

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Time Is Moving On!!!!

You know for me time seems like it is flying on by because the summer time is gone football is in high gear, fall of the year is here and before too long people will be headed to Florida from up north to get a little sunshine and warmer weather.... We are already into hurricane season too so lots of changes in the weather coming our way real soon....   I'm just realizing now I been here on stroke-net since 2005 and it doesn't seem like it's been that long to me.... I have learned so much about

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Better Luck Next Time On Posting The Lil Pups Pictures

Sorry you all I really wanted to show off the six baby pups our dog had on Labor Day but I suppose it wasn't to be with my limited experience with computers and trying to down size the picture I had taken of them in the cage with their mom while she was feeding them all....   Well tomorrow (Wednesday) is the official first day of Fall season here in Central Texas so hopefully I can get more pics of the baby pups to somehow get posted one day soon.... I've never been much of a computer operator

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The Little Pups Are Growing Big

"It was Labor Day" the six little pups were born to a three year old mom, a registered Shih Tzu, and I see they are growing big to have been so little at birth.... Their eyes are still not open yet and the mom stays real close to them all the time as she can hear the sound they make no matter where she is in the house she will come to them....   My grand daughter is so proud of her and the little ones too so she is around them when she is home and when she get home from school each day she wan

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The Little Puppies Are Due This Week

Well folks, Starting Monday, Labor Day, 7 September, the pups are due to be born through the 9th of September so what day I know not but I'm as ready as I can ever be knowing I got one hand to help if need be..... According to the Vet at Pets Mart hospital she will have three or four so I got my hands full for sure and no one home but me......   Even the guy that comes in to help me at 9am will have to be at the VA on the 9th and the 10th for his appointments while I cancelled mine to be here

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