ksmith

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About ksmith

  • Rank
    Stroke Support Coordinator
  • Birthday 04/26/1974

Contact Methods

  • Stroke Network Email
    Yes
  • AIM
    gatorgirlsj@gmail.com

Shared Information

  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
    02-24-2009
  • Facebook URL
    http://www.facebook.com/gatorgirlsj
  • Website URL
    www.strokenetwork.org
  • Interests
    Mother of two great boys!!
    A Mimi to Ryder ❤️
    supportive family
    I enjoy life!!
    appreciate every moment
    Don't take myself seriously
    Enjoy talking to others
    Facebook Moderator
    I AM A SURVIVOR!!!!!!!
  • How did you find us?
    Google Search

Registration Information

  • First Name
    Kelli
  • State
    New Jersey

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  1. I Apologize for the jumbled and that is yet another reason I don't blog nor post a lot. My mind gets jumbled easy 🙂
  2. ksmith

    congratulations!! that is a HUGE milestone. Cheers
  3. totally it!!! I'm glad that you pulled the heart of it out 🙂 cheers
  4. I believe I hit a mile stone. I was always trying to not accept how far were my limits or what I can do for I always wanted to keep the hope alive that, even though I knew what was realistic, could be better... When I reached that point ( reaching my limitations), I got scared angry because I didn’t want it to be ‘ my cap’. Now that it’s happened ,holy cow ,I feel better but I do understand that I may revert back to other “stages of grief but sadly my co workers heard the 12 years of trying to accept my stroke in 3 hours. So they got the whirlwind . I am very aware that not everyone can wor
  5. Kelli - I got in okay with taking out the _ in my user name, so thank you.  I don't have time to blog right now; time for a quick nap, but at least I know I can get in.  Thanks again. til later, Leah

    1. ksmith

      ksmith

      I'm so happy 🙂

  6. Tracy, sometimes it's hard to express how you feel. Steve once told me , a while ago when I was very upset over something, no matter what you say and no matter how you say it, you'll never please everyone. My truth was and is, I don't share a lot of things because of that , not that I don't feel trusted to do so, but I know that we all have a hard times and I have never been able to explain my problems in a way that can be understood. I remember when I first came and I was trying to explain my memory and , as you know, unless someone can relate it is near impossible to get them to understand.
  7. ksmith

    I'm so happy you came back. You are truly someone who has helped so many others, along with all the caregivers and family, with understanding and advice. You are always welcome here and I can say , on a side note, was so happy to hear your name again.
  8. OMG Tracy, I was just telling someone that when there is a big gust of wind, swear I will blow over
  9. ksmith

    Yes, I quit right after my stroke and they say ex smokers are the worst. But I can admit EVERY once in a while, I don't mind the smell of a menthol. Crazy.. I'd never smoke again though. 12 + cold turkey as they say. I'm not sure if a doctor or nurse or a mental Hallucination but I was told if I smoke again I'll die. So.. stopped for I was sacred to die....
  10. ksmith

    I am THAT cat lady as well. My small 900sqft place looks like PetSmart. On social media, you'd never know I had human children lol Going back into a place again must be sad/scary/love/peace all wrapped into one. I think that you are very strong and will find that once there, you're living for you both. He is in your heart. Try to think before the stroke and the happiness and love and wrap that tight and put that in your heart and mind. Love is a powerful bond my friend and it's still raw and of course you're going to be in a "funk". Allow it but don't let it take over. With the warmer w
  11. ksmith

    I do not have phantom itches but the smells.. Oh boy I smell cigarette smoke and I , not meaning too, think my mom has forgave me but when she cooked her famous ( to us) pot roast I told her it smelled like garbage . I had to leave the house
  12. ksmith

    I have read that phantom smells are common after a brain injury. Have you experienced any?
  13. That comment made me so sad but I know it wasn't intended. Heather is right but have you also looked into playing on-line? Only for some places aren't fully open so like maybe donate to a church or senior center with beautiful music. For the senior center, I know this time being separated from family and friends, like us all, having someone being kind would give them a smile that some may not have had in a while. I know I work in a group home and the individuals can't go back to the Active Day ( Senior center for peoples with disabilities) (( on a side -side note:: Covid is not getting better
  14. ksmith

    thanks for sharing such good information Heather and Deigh, best x