GRUFFY1

Stroke Survivor - female
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About GRUFFY1

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    David
  • State
    IN
  1. Happy Anniversary GRUFFY1!

  2. Happy Anniversary GRUFFY1!

  3. I RETURNED TO COLLEGE... FREE THROUGH INDIANA VOC REHAB THEY PAID TUITION, IWAS ALLOWED TO KEEP THE PELL GRANT MONEY, SAVED 2 SEMESTERS, USED THE MONEY FOR A DOWN PAYMENT ON A DUPLEX APARTMENT THAT I AND MY FAMILY WERE RENTING. THE ONLY CLASS I ABSOLUTELY HAD TO ATTEND WAS PUBLIC SPEAKING, TOOK ALGEBRA, AND PHILOSOPHY ON LINE. WITH HOMEWORK AND TESTS I HAD VERY LITTLE TIME. THROUGH SCHOOL CONTACTS I GOT A JOB AS CARETAKER FOR A MENTALLY HANDICAPED MAN NAMED JEFF HE WAS RETURNING TO THE REAL WORLD AFTER 30 YEARS OF STATE HOSPITALS IT PUT MY PROBLEMS IN PERSPECTIVE.... WHAT FREE TIME? CAREFUL
  4. I TOO HAVE HELPED AND ADVISED OTHERS IN MY COMMUNITY IN THIS TYPE OF SITUATION . BE AWARE THAT IT IS A SIMPLE MATER TO HAND AWAY SELF DETERMINATION ....IT IS QUITE ANOTHER TO REGAIN IT. IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO REFUSE, IN ADVANCE, IT THEN BECOMES INCUMBENT UPON THEM TO DEMONSTRATE INCOMPETENCE.........ALSO IT HAS BEEN MY EXPERIENCE THAT THESE LETTERS ARE NOT RANDOMLY GENERATED.... THEY ARE USUALY SENT IN RESPONSE TO A CONCERN OF A"LOVED ONE" NOT ALWAYS WITH YOUR BEST INTEREST IN MIND, BE SKEPTICAL AND ALWAYS LEAVE YOURSELF OPTIONS... GOOD LUCK
  5. GRUFFY1

    SOMETHING ONE NEEDS TO REMEMBER IS THAT JUST ABOUT ALL A NEUROLYGIST DOES IS WRITE SCRIPTS AND IF YOUR NOT CAREFUL HE'LL GIVE YOU ANYTHING YOU ASK FOR. REMEMBER ALWAYS PAIN IS NOT FATAL...BUT PAIN MEDICATIONS CAN BE. I STOPPED TAKING PAIN MEDS ONE YEAR INTO MY RECOVERY. I'M NO LONGER IN A CHAIR ,I NO LONGER USE A CAIN, I NO LONGER SLUR MY SPEECH, SIGHT IN MY LEFT EYE HAS RETURNED. I REPAIR COMPUTERS EVERY DAY..... I ALSO HURT EVERY DAY....PAIN-FREE RECOVERY IS A MYTH...IF YOUR NOT IN PAIN,YOUR INJURY HAS WON....GIVE UP HAVE ADRINK AND A SMOKE...THIS IS A FAMILY TRADITION FOR ME . IVE WATCHED P