Stroke Survivor - male
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About mcherrington

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  • Birthday 04/30/1956

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  1. I see we are both in New Zealand. I live in Waiuku, South Auckland. Where are you?


  2. Happy Anniversary mcherrington!

  3. Happy Anniversary mcherrington!

  4. Happy Anniversary mcherrington!

  5. I was going to comment on your post reference trainer but then I thought well you probably had the funds to afford this kind of training so it's a great idea. I'm thinking of me and maybe others that truly need that type of help but just can't afford it. Anyway I hope you are able to find one in or near your location soon and tell us the cost in your case! Fred!

  6. I too have been having the emotional outbursts(a good cry) especially after watching a movie or after an excellent song. I also used to get cramp in my right calf and would wake with cramp sometimes severe cramp, my wife would massage it again and again. I too have broken sleep...!year 3 months after my stroke. Someone has told me that our rehab tapers off. Meeting alot of people at the same time makes me very tired as well as hot weather. I still get tired during the day and have my naps.
  7. Happy Birthday Moses!

  8. I kmow exactly how you feel. It is like people dont understand. I rejoined Toastmasters. I had to learn how to speak all over again,I lacked confidence in speaking, and sometimes spoke with a slur when I was tired.I would also exercise so that when I spoke, my standing stance would not reflect my disability, My desire and dream is to win the international toastmaster speaker of the year which is held in the US once a year. I entered 4 speech competitions last week and got 3 placings, one first and two seconds. Very tiring and I started to notice my speech starting to slur as the night went on.
  9. mcherrington

    Thank you for being so encouraging
  10. mcherrington

    THank you for being so encouraging. Any other thoughts for getting fitter? oses
  11. I have had the privilege of using opportunities given to me to get myself fitter asnd stronger. I was an announcer at swimming competition meets until the time of my stroke. Last weekend I was invited back to be an announcer since my stroke in sept of last year. I had to learn how to speak again....i.e. to learn how to shape my mouth to form words and when I get fatigued the left hand side of my mouth droops and saliva runs down the edge of my mouth. The opportunity of announcing came with a price. The timings were 7.30am -11.45am then 3.30pm-8.00pm. Now you can imagine that I had to make all
  12. hi and thanks for your kind message

  13. Welcome to the forums Moses :)