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About HostTracy

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  • Birthday 12/02/1971

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  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
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    Improving my organizing and planning skills, spending time with my cat "Kitty", spending time with my family, being involved in my local stroke support group, the brain, and giving support to other stroke survivors or anyone that i can.
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  1. So happy to hear about your support system. I am so sure you both are getting something positive. It sounds like fun... I would love to have someone around to enjoy things with and you deserve all the help you need Heather. 🙂
  2. Hello everyone I just wanted to invite everyone to come and join in at Room #2 Stroke Survivior Chat. I will be hosting Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 EST! 🙂 See you soon!
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    Stay safe you guys! ❤️
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    Deigh I so understand! 100% relate. I am so sorry this happens to you too. I know how much it effects my well being and I have pretty serious issues with this as well. I certainly am no one to give you advice since it is such a catch 22 for myself. I sure do hope you find help or helpful things... sleep is so important. It is very frustrating when your body will not listen to your needs or instructions for sure!! Heather has given me the info on Inulen as well and I still need to check it out. If I do I'll let you know how it works for me. Best wishes always!
  5. Hello everyone I just wanted to invite everyone to come and join in at Room #2 Stroke Survivior Chat. I will be hosting Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 EST! 🙂 See you soon!
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    Congratulations!!! Happy 20th anniversary. Two weeks ago I splurged in a really naughty way. I bought a whole fudge cake AND ice cream. 😳😬 I decided to only eat the top layer over a few days with the icing on it {ALL THE ICING... MMMMM} and I tore the ice cream up. 🤦‍♀️So, I am really making myself behave since. It was a guilty pleasure. I had lots of pleasure eating the guilt. 😂 I'll have to be good for a while.
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    Kevin I love your direction of thinking. LOL I have definitely been in that position of 2nd guessing something once I start. Occasionally, I throw my hands in the air 🤷‍♀️. But I am pretty darn stubborn... My daddy always fussed at me because I was stubborn. So on other occasions I conquer the moment and have the YES!!! moment... and other times stubborn gets the best of me and I pay the price for a few days. I'm pretty glad I'm stubborn though. I think I have gotten further doing so. Keep up the good work! 😃
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    That is such great news Sue! These triumphs mean a lot I'm sure! I know they would to me. I'm so glad you have Shirley for support and to spend some needed "take care of me time" with someone you enjoy spending it with! Thank you for the update and sending prayers and all happy thoughts for the scan in August. (((HUGS)))
  9. Thanks you guys (hugs). Kelli I'm not sure I will ever find a solution but if I do you'll be the first to know! It's true, PT for me was a love/hate relationship when it came to my Physical Therapist during my after stroke sessions. LOL I can just imagine us doing PT together Kendall would quit. 😂 He is absolutely great though. 100% all about making sure I am physically and emotionally OK. I think he was as surprised as I was. Heather this is so true! I did talk to my therapist about my emotional coming apart. We spoke quite a bit about it. She basically said the same thing. That
  10. Heather it doesn't hit any sore spots at all. I'll have to look into insulin... I've never heard of it. Could be a good thing. I sure hope your sleep settles down soon! I am so lucky that writing down my thoughts is usually just what I needed.
  11. I have been going to PT for almost 6 months now for neck, back, shoulder and scapula pain. My Orthopedist did find some answers about 2 weeks after an imaging study of my cervical spine. Looks like there are a couple of bulging disc's and I've lost the curve in my c-spine. I told my PT what he found and he was excited to try some new exercises to focus on my issues. I was just as excited! 😃 So, I had to stand (with good posture) facing away from the wall with a basketball size therapy ball between my head and the wall. Then I simply needed to do chin tucks against the ball. Seems simple enough
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    I have been following the dreadful news of the terrible flooding there. I am so thankful you are perched on higher ground and pray that all continues safely. Many prayers for everyone displaced by the ravages around them now. I know you are helping many cute furry kittens. Wow, they are so lucky to have generous hands working hard to cuddle them. I am delighted at the thought of it and the picture shows how warm and cuddly the mats are (well I think I saw a Pic yesterday 😊). Good to hear you will have visitors soon. During this time of covid, family, friends and visito
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    LG I spent a good while last night reading all of the posts since your first. Seems I have been absent for a long time and my heart goes out to you. I wish I could just morph right through my app and just be there for you. Grief can be such a personal thing (everyone goes through this differently). You seem to be grieving in multiple aspects and all I can say is time and pray for you on your journey and hugs from afar. I think you are right... Everything I just read in your last post screams grief and very raw grief. My heart just hurts for you. I know I'm not right there and I can't pick up a