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  1. Tracy welcome back, we missed you around here & your part 1 was quite coherent, I was able to follow it through. For me coming out of this stroke ordeal alive helped me realize I am stronger than I give myself credit for. you are still here for a reason & there is room for improvement as long as we are willing to work on it. who knew as we get older g through so many losses & joys through life & gather wisdom for lifetime. Enjoy the journey Asha
  2. Mark : you were adventurous I could never do tent camping after my stroke, though I wanted to do it, so I opted for cabin camping which was doable for me & it was fun experience. Its good to be able to laugh on our mishaps, I bet things would be lot easier now if you try again. Asha
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    congratulations to Conner & whole family for awesome milestone. Sorry about Carrah, there are bad people everywhere, and you feel so helpless, but kids are resilient, & soon all of you come out of that experience stronger. It wasn't carrah's or your fault that it happened, maybe next time got to be more careful in shady neighborhood. keep pepper spray handy or something. Asha
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    Sue: I have told you this before but your earlier blogs about your care giving days had made me realize what my hubby must be going through with my actions, & slowly I changed my behavior at home to be useful instead of sulking & taking out on my dear ones, I started contributing at home which made whole lot of difference in my mindset & it was biggest positive feedback loop of turning my life around for better. So one never knows how our writing blogs or writing supportive comments can affect someone's outlook on life. For me this site literally saved me Th
  5. I do believe wholeheartedly choices we make in our life creates our destiny, I know that for fact. I have made some great choices in life & some not great, that's why I am happy with wherever I am today in my life. I feel all those experiences were needed for me to become the person I am today. Some choices I made out of my own stubbornness to prove it to parent(Mom) I am no less in my brilliance just because I am girl & should be provided equal or more opportunities because I am capable & thankfully due to support of siblings I was provided those opportunities. saying yes to hubb
  6. Tracy : I loved your acceptance & being enough post, its spot on. Thanks Asha
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    I have no advice except that every stroke is different, but keep on doing your exercises & don't give up , things will improve in its own time, while you try to reclaim your life back one small change at a time & it all adds up becoming good new normal again Asha
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    Sue : nothing is guaranteed in life just have to take one day at a time or one moment at a time & make a good decision so that we will have better results for tomorrow. you are so thoughtful about tieing up things so that your daughter does not have to go through same hardship you went through with your parents. quite practical but hard way to look at the life. say hello to peter from us. Asha
  9. hi Susan : welcome to best online stroke support group. stroke affects the whole family & puts everyone out of their comfort zone & tests your limit. As a long time young survivor I would tell you things which helped me in my recovery. 1. try to get as much therapy possible for him, insurance company will try to cut you off as fast as they can to save their costs, but more therapy he can get to become as independent as he can, it will help your family. 2. get help from friends & family, you are not super human caregiver burn out is real. lot of relationsh
  10. Kelli: I had trouble understanding jumbled thoughts glad heather simplified for my brain, reaching acceptance is hard, but once you reach there it is pretty serene place to be in. keep on marching forward & life will unfold to the way you want it. hugs Asha
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    leah : so good to see your post in the forum, you have been through lot, & life is not easy but you are fighter , I bet your husband Jerry( I am challenging my memory here not sure 100% but if I am wrong then sorry & we will blame it on stroke), hope you update your blogs, I still believe therapeutic power of blogs which has helped me big in maintaining my new normal. I have to tell you so many things. we do have scheduled chats every day afternoon 3-4 EST in survivor room #2 & in the evening we do have chats on M,W, F from 8-9 EST though Friday's chat is in c
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    maybe you can post link & price for some of the pieces so if anyone interested they can click on link & buy it. Thanks, Asha
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    Mary Jo : Thanks for updating your blog. I am survivor who joined this site in 2004 & learned lot of things from earlier blogs of caregivers, since my husband is not sharing into sharing his feelings or troubles, so I learnt lot from caregivers blogs what things survivor did helped them & what was breaking camel's back. I really feel stroke affects the whole family & puts every one out of their comfort zones, & it takes time to create that new normal which is satisfactory to every one. there used to be caregiver chats every tuesday 8-9 pm but as you know how careg
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    Janelle : hope you are safe & sound & that cyclone just turned into heavy rain.please update us at your earliest. praying for your safety. Asha
  15. like I said before recently reconnected with old friend who used to proclaim that he loved me, but was so insecure that minute I got into Engineering due to my good grades & he did not, he stopped the teasing & chase, I guess he realized I was in different league now. So I very nicely finished my undergraduate degree in Engineering & after I finished my degree parents found guy who was more educated than me & was here in USA pursuing his graduate degree, hubby met my brother & sister here, saw my picture & came to India to meet me & then if we both agree then mar