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Lots Of Snow Still On The Ground BUT Spring Time Has Arrived

I can't remember the last time or any time in the past 10 years that we had Spring Time arrive and there was still lots of Snow on the ground... If any of you remember please share that time and year with me!!! And it look like the snow may still be coming to certain areas and States in the US???   Many of us here on Strokenet can't get outside in our conditions when the ground is covered with snow... Then to tune in to the Golf channels to watch golf and you see the snow on the ground lets yo

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First Day Of Spring 20 March 2015

Well, we don't have much longer before the first day of Spring is upon us... I will be one happy camper for sure then I can try to walk outside with the lady that comes to care for me for two hours a day, five days a week.... Next week the kids are out of school for Spring Break so I won't have to take my grand daughter to school, I can sleep another hour before the lady come at 9 am to help me do things.....   Just to see sunshine each day instead of snow and rain with very high winds will be

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The Month Of March Is Here, Come On Warmer Weather!!

We have turned the page on our calendars so March is here along with daylight Saving Time next week on the 8th... We set our clocks ahead in many of the states so our kiddos will have more daylight while going out to catch the school busses... Then we will be ready for St. Patrick's Day on the 17th and the first day of Spring on the 20th... It's hard to see this much snow piled so high this month and some cars still covered up in their parking spaces....   It's still hard to look outside and s

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Time Waits For No One

Can you believe the month of February is almost gone???? Two days left in the month as of today and we see weather conditions all across the US and everywhere to let us know it's still winter time!!!! Getting outside now is not so great with the wind, the snow, and it's outright cold every day in every state in the US...   Looking back just a little it seems as though Christmas was just over and the Christmas trees were still standing while we had snow falling in record amounts... Now the busi

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One Week At A Time!!

Well to all my fellow members here, I'm just getting by one day at a time, as I still don't really know what caused my latest in ability to do what I had been doing for the past 11 years!!! My walking is terrible even with my quad cane everywhere I go... I got my scooter in the SUV and one in the house downstairs... My knee has healed up from the operation but my left side seems to have gotten worse and of course it's still paralyzed but seems like even more now than ever before...   I'm sure

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Well, My Conditions Of Stroke For NOW!!

We all experience many different things with strokes and as I think back to 2004, my left side was paralyzed but I was walking pretty good and going any place I needed to go mostly by myself... Well now I feel displaced with the stroke in that I can hardly walk without thinking of falling while I use my quad cane all over again... Obviously at some point soon I hope to be better, get better, with my walking and getting around on my feet too where I'm not afraid to go places anymore...   All yo

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Casino Time For My Wife And a couple of Her Choir Members!!

That time has come forth again for my wife to visit the casino in Shreveport Louisiana but this time around a couple of her choir members are going there for company and perhaps the winning too if they get lucky or play the right machines... The whole stay is just about free for the time they will be staying in the casino hotel... I just don't feel I'm healed enough to go there with them so I hope they win and enjoy their short stay, I wish them well and lots of luck...   I'm staying home this

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Getting Better With More Time

Hello to all of my fellow members, survivors, care givers, and all associates here on stroke net board!!! My oh my how time flies by especially when you are a little down and there are times when your body just doesn't let you do all the things you know how to do for yourself...   I'm getting better with more time to heal my body... My doctor gave me more Baclofin yesterday to heal my muscles on my left side in my arm and my leg...The same side I'm aralyzed on and have trouble using... My arm

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Having One Hand In A Two Handed World

A stroke survivor is that person who has lost the use of a hand, leg or one side of their bodies and in many cases are unable to communicate depending on what part of the brain was affected by the stroke... So here we are living with that disability in a two handed world we grew up knowing how to do so many things from childhood to adulthood and suddenly we don't have the other hand to rely on holding and doing things with two hands any longer...   We learn in time to do things one handed for

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Super Bowl 49 Teams, Seahawks & New England Patroits

I will bet some of you here will go see the super bowl game in Arizona and I wish I was going too but that is not possible in my physical condition... It's going to be a good Super bowl game just as both games were yesterday!!!   I was surprised the Packers lost to the Seattle Seahawks with such a big lead but they did!!!!

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Still Trying To Return To My Normal Self And Life

Well it's been a few months now since I got hurt riding the shuttle busses in Vegas and can you believe my wife wants me to go with her to the casino in Shreveport LA.?? My condition went down from where I was in my 11 years of surviving from the stroke but I'm beginning to feel my old self again... There isn't much more they can do for my condition at this point except a little more PT and OT and let my knee heal up a bit more...   I should be back to normal or where I was before I went to Ve

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Eleven Long Years Since The Stroke On 15 January 2004

Well it's been a long time for me since the stroke and I must say until my wife and I took the trip to Vegas I was doing great using my scooter, walking, driving, and even worked at Walmart for three years, 06 to 09, as a greeter while my wife went back to work after staying at home with me my first two years after the stroke.   I was thinking I could make up some of the money she lost by quitting her job to stay home attending to me which I need those first two years... I'm not quite that bad

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We Made It Through CHRISTMAS With Lots To Be Thankful About

Here we are as a group of stroke survivors and care givers, family and friends alike being very thankful to have come this far in our recovery, caring for our loved ones, knowing that one day we shall be much better physically than we are this day!!!!   All of us can rejoice in that we saw another Christmas day in our very long battle to get better in every way God intended for our well being... Our prayers and the prayers of many others has helped all of us overcome what we faced years ago wi

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Doctor's Appt This Morning And One more in March 2015

I'm getting better in a sense and back to a decent stage of health after this knee operation to tie the tendons back together with the muscles that controls my leg movements up and down!! The doctor was pleased somewhat but I couldn't straighten my leg completely straight out for him... I told him I had been driving my car operating the brake and gas pedals real good so he just said OK...   My wife went there with me, she drove in the driving rain, we got wet getting out the car and me getting

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It Will Take Some Time To Get Back Where I Once Was!!

I'm trying to recover from my knee/thigh operation and learn to walk again without falling.. I feel at times I had another stroke on the left side but probably did not. It's just hard for me to get used to this new feeling on my left side... It feels like I got a ways to go to get back to my normal feelings on my feet... My driving is OK just my walking is not where I want it to be...   Had I not gotten the right knee fixed I couldn't press the brake or gas pedal to drive my car and I'm having

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FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL, AND CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Well care givers many of us survivors will be sitting in front of the Big TV watching football for hours or maybe sleep for hours in the recliners!! Then you will hear a weak voice calling out "Dear, honey, baby, can you bring me another ****@@@@ soon as you get time??"   I suppose the shopping days are gone but it seems at least the gas prices are dropping a bit where I live and if it is where you are too, then make sure you take time to fill up the gas tank...   The thing about football th

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I Made It To DECEMBER 2014 So I'm Back You All!!!!!

Here I am in the month of December 2014!!! Many of you know I have had some setbacks to keep me off the board for quite some time now. I'm finally healed up enough to sit here and express myself without being in total pain since the operation on my knee and thigh.It's been a long road to recovery but I made it by the grace of my God and my wife.   I was always posting and greeting new members as they joined strokenet with many questions they needed answers to for their long journey to a good r

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I'm Getting Therapy Now!

I got therapy twice a week but my walking is not good at all. My left leg is still paralyzed making it very hard for me to move my left foot and leg. I'm doing the best I can and hopefully in due time I will be walking much better. They stopped the OT until I can walk better then I will work on that for my left arm and hand.   I can still drive my car and I have a lady that comes in from 9am to 11am to help me with hygiene stuff and my feet I can't reach right now. So hopefully before too long

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Trying To Find My Way Around The Site!

Well you all that know or remember me, I'm Fred King, and I just want to log in and tell you all that My operation went well and I'm into therapy both OT and regular PT with two different guys. I'm trying to learn to stand up and walk again which is the hardest thing I tried to do lately.   My knee is healed up from the cut they had to make to tie the tendons back to my controlling muscles to make my foot work. I got to learn how to use that right leg more each day so I can drive again. That's

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Still Recovering Slowly

I'm not back to full health yet from the operation on my right knee to tie the tendons back together so I can use the knee again. Now I have a health care lady for two hours a day for four days each week until I can walk without being scared of falling and I can't get myself up from the floor.   I sat in a recliner chair with that leg straighten out for it to heal properly. The cut is from about three inches below the knee cap to eight inches above the knee and very sore but it's healing up pr

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My Big Knee Operation 12 September 2014

Well tomorrow 9/12/14 is operation day for me on my right knee, I will be so glad to get this operation over with so I can try to walk again and stand up on my own!! These last two weeks has been a pain in the butt for me not being able to even stand up or walk on my own!! I sat on my bed all day and must wait for my wife to come home and help me walk to the bathroom on her lunch hour.   I been drinking ensure so I don't have to go poop daily and I bet I have lost 15 pounds.. Anyway with my le

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Well Gang, I'm Not Doing Good Physically!

Most of you may remember my last blog about going to Vegas well this may be my last blog for quite some time...See I now must get operated on my right knee I think on the 12th next Friday. I hurt my knee trying to ride the shuttle busses. My right knee has separated at the joint and has to be rejoined with surgery!! I will be out of commission for many months after they sew my knee up to heal then learn to walk without help as I am walking with help only not on my own or even with a cane. I have

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I'm Back From Las Vegas With A Few Bucks

Hello gang, I'm back home for a day or three of needed rest, man this trip tired me plum out physically trying to ride those buses that picks you up from the Airport to take you to your hotel!!! I tell you now the steps to get in are to tall if you got one side of your body paralyzed like I do!!! My good knee gave out and I couldn't support my other leg to help me climb up to get in the bus...   So on the return trip me did the taxi cab thing from the hotel to the airport and again from the ai

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Time Go By Fast!!

It's been some weeks since I last posted!! It is almost time for us to go on vacation in a few more days but we had to wait for my wife's sister to change her vacation time and we are all going together now so I will wait and blog when we return! That way I can tell you all about our trip and winnings I hope?   I'm really ready to hit the road and do other things for a week... I doubt if I get any rest but hope I can be a big winner for a change at the casinos!!! Just to get-a-way will mean so

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