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Had a wonderful Thanksgiving, funny no one ate turkey. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable. Will do the same for Xmas, but at a different restaurant.

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Hi Everyone,
Danlin, hope your headache goes away soon. I hate them, they are so annoying.

We are going to a restaurant for Thanksgiving, I hope the weather holds up because I have a problem traveling in inclement weather.


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Hello, Risa, Linda, Becky & JBAustin; how are you doing? hope I didn't forget anybody, sorry if I did. On a scale of 1 to 10, how is everyone feeling? I am at a 6 today, I have a slight headache and my joints are hurting. We are suppose to be getting our first major snowstorm starting tomorrow and going into Thanksgiving. I think we are suppose to get 6 to 8 " DH & I aren't going out Thanksgiving day so that will be good and the roads will be cleaned up by Friday when we do go out to go to my daughter's house.

I have to go back to the eye doctor today to have that optic nerve test redone, hope it goes well.

Have a safe and wonderful day to all,

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I guess one of the reasons I am so glad to have my driver's license is because I'm just too darned independent for my own good sometimes. If I didn't have it I would probably learn to get around other ways now that I'm on my own. When my mom was alive, for years I used to take her where she needed to go or go for her if she didn't feel like going out. That happened more and more in her later years. And my ex-husband is 13 years older than me and hasn't had a vehicle in a number of years. He will be 73 next month. Until I moved to Texas after the stroke, I often drove him where he needed to go. He used to walk a lot to places but as he got older when it was cold he had a much harder time. He has always been very skinny. Now we are in different states but my son helps him. Until I moved here there were actually several that I was always driving around I guess, in addition to my full time job then. We didn't have a bus service until the last few years in that small town so I never learned how to use on. We had to either walk or have a ride or a car. There was only one taxi for a while and then it closed for some reason. But it was expensive and just one car. There may come a day when I can't drive, and then I guess I'll learn to deal with it. But for now I'm going to be thankful that I can drive while I can. Since money is tight I don't know what I'll do if my car has serious problems though. I guess I'll deal with that also if I come to it, But I do think about it sometimes.
Hope your eye starts feeling better and side effects from medication go away Danlin.
Actually, as always I hope all of us feel better soon!

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Becky, it had been 2 years since I had my eyes checked and they were bothering me so that is why I went to get them checked. Even though I don't drive, I am lucky that I have my hubby to bring me around but we have to plan things around his work schedule. He works 1 hour away from our house so I have to figure in his travel time to come home and pick me up. If my appointment is in the city that he works in then I go and spend the day with my youngest daughter. He drops me off there when he goes to work early in the morning. But that is not always the case.

I have to go back to the eye doctor next Tuesday for them to redo that optic nerve test. I am hoping everything comes out okay this time.

Yesterday I started with the second increase in my medication per my doctor's instructions so I was very tired today and I had a headache. it wasn't a regular headache it was more like sharp pain in my head. I took a nap this afternoon before Church and it helped. After Church I went to go and get a flu shot but the pharmacy was closed by the time we got there. We went to 2 places and the same story at both places. We will have to go Monday when my husband gets home from work.

Hope your having a good weekend and a healthy one.

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Danlin and Linda, you are both so right. These strokes have affected all of us in different ways.
Linda, so glad you can drive and have your own car. I can't drive and my SUV died on me in 2012. I haven't bothered to buy a new car since I can't drive anyway.
I am also nearsighted. I have glasses for it but now they are old and need to be renewed. I haven't got around to it. My DD keeps reminding me but she would have to take me. At times I feel the same way you used to feel, she is too busy to take me.

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Danlin the seizures and the eye possible damage you have are so scary to me. You are right they all affect us differently. The other day I was trying to think of what part of my life is not affected by the stroke and I can't think of any except just sitting and doing nothing. Every aspect of my life is affected by some kind of damage. However, I still do my exercises daily, try to walk daily, take care of myself and my house, and so on. It takes adaptations and creativity but I get it done. I'm so glad I can drive again. That's really big for me since I don't have anyone who can drive me around now. When I stayed with one of my sons right after I got out of the hospital for a few months either him, his wife, or his mil drove me to therapy and wherever they were going. It was really hard to go anywhere I wanted to go through because they are all very busy. However once I got my car over here and managed to get my drivers license they didn't want to take me anymore. I think it got hard on them. There are some things like a handicap bus here but I haven't checked it out since I am able to drive. I am determined I will do the most I can with what I have.

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All of our strokes are so different and the damage that they have done to us are so different and to different degrees. I read about how some of you have survived your strokes and even though my doctor has told me several times that I am a miracle patient, I believe that because I think I seem to be much better than some of you. I do have some of the same problems with balance, concentration, typing, short term memory and other problems but I feel so bad for some of you

I went to my neurosurgeon a couple of weeks ago and he gave me a good scare. I haven't seen him in a year. And during that year, I had a incident when I ( DH & I ) went out with some close friends for dinner at a buffet type restaurant. After talking for quite a while we all got up to go and get some more food. My girlfriend & I reached back at the table at the same time and sat down. I looked at her and told her that she was at the wrong table and she would have to move, I don't remember what she said but I told her again that she needed to move that she was at the wrong table. My DH came up to the table at that time and touched me and that brought me back to reality. It happened another time where my daughter's face didn't look like herself for just a few minutes. And then there was a time in a grocery store where I "zoned" out and was just staring up at the ceiling. Again, my DH had to snap me out of it. My Doctor thought these were all seizure break through or some kind of seizure activity going on in my brain. think I might have told you some of this already.

Went to the eye doctor this week, needed to change my prescription because my eyes got a little bit worse. I am nearsighted. The doctor told me that I did bad on a optic nerve test that they gave me and asked me if I had recently had a stroke or a TIA. I told her about the seizure activity the doctor told me about. she gave me another type of test which I did fine on and wants to see me back in a week to do another optic nerve test. If she doesn't like the results, she is going to contact my doctor.

Hope everyone else is doing well, Stay safe and have a great weekend

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Danlin


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Oh Mary I can relate somewhat although some of my problems are a little different. My balance is so off and I know I should be using a quad cane but have resisted it so much. I use walking poles if I walk very far though. It's so difficult but I try to do it anyway. My concentration is so much worse. And I used to be such a great typist but now have to backspace and put in missed words, punctuation, etc. Again, I do it but much slower and a lot more work. And so sloppy when I try to eat with my right hand (I'm right handed) so have to try to use my left in front of anyone. I have to print and it's a lot of work to concentrate and get it done. I can't write cursive and my signature is a mess. I did get off my walker in January because I insisted. But you may need yours since we are all different and have so many things to deal with. I could very easily have been blind though because the stroke and brain bleed was right by the optic nerves or something. I thought about that earlier this morning and am glad that although it took time for my eyesight to get better than it was, I'm not blind. I don't know what I would have done if that happened but I guess just like everything else I would have adjusted. I know it's so hard on you and you have my compassion.

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11/17/14 8:01 A

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A few things I dislike about strokes: A name came to mind recently that I felt I was very familiar with, but that was all just the name of a person nothing else. I will have to ask my husband about this in the morning. I have had variations on this, not knowing the name and seeing the person and not knowing them, even though I've known them for 30 years. I asked my husband who someone was as I thought I knew her, my husband told me her name and I still couldn't relate, we were very good friends at one time.

The last TIA that put me in the hospital for about ten days last May took my words for awhile. The paramedics asked me to smile. They kept repeating this word, but I had to find it. I didn't even know that it was a word. I searched and found parts that I held together in my head, which was hard to hold on to. From the looks, I felt that I was supposed to do something that related to these letters that were like smoke. I then came up with action, I was to put the thing I'm trying to keep together with an action. Of course then I had to find what action meant. It was so much effort for about a week to find words to answer the questions of the doctor and nurses. They had no clue that what they were asking was so hard. (They did not get a smile, they got a garish facial movement which took a lot of work on my part.)

I used to have beautiful handwriting, now not so much. A couple of years ago I went from a straight line to squiggles to cursive again with lots of practice. In May I forgot how to hold a pen and no clue as to what I was expected to do with it. I now have my handwriting back again.

I have a slight getalong in my right leg, The physical therapist says its to catch myself. Like an old dog I just ignore it. My doctor says use a walker at all times, I use it most of the time, and more frequently as my leg has went out a few times.

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BECKYLIZ that's great! So glad you will have the full coverage!

Danlin hope you get the shopping in!

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Danlin, I am happy for you. You are always doing so-called "normal" things in your recovery.
For the last 4 post- stroke years I have not been able to do housework, go shopping for holidays or just shopping period. How many years post stroke do you have? I want to be like you when I get better. emoticon

I got some good news this week. I was forced to accept Medicare by my goverment pension plan when I turned 65 in October. I thought I was going to have to pay for a supplemental health insurance plan as Medicare only covers 80% of the cost of medical care. I found out that my former employer will provide supplemental health insurance at no cost to me.

I missed my blood test appt today so I will reschedule for some time in the next 2 weeks.




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"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough" - Meister Eckhart


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Good Morning to everyone TGIF. seems like it was a long week this week, not sure why. I didn't get done as much as I wanted to get done. I want to go out tomorrow before Church and do some more Christmas shopping. I am very anxious to get it done and over with.

Hope everyone is doing well today and is planning a nice weekend.

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Hate is a very strong word.

Think before we use it

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I thank God every day for my health and what He has done for me. I know if it wasn't for Him, I won't be where I am today.

God Bless us All,

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So true BeckyLiz! I live about 25 minutes from the hospital where the Ebola patient died in Dallas (I live in Arlington just outside Dallas). There was a real scare all over this metroplex for a while. Now Texas does not have any diagnosed Ebola patients. I wasn't so scared but it really made me aware of it and also what the people in the countries in Africa that have it are going through. I can't even imagine seeing over 5,000 people die from it and so many more suffering. I am so lucky to be where I am and have at least some of my health.

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I tried the b12 and have less pins and needles after the second day on them. It has gotten colder here and with my arthritus I am stiffer. Always something but I am grateful today in light of all the "ills" of the world from hunger to war to more devastating illnesses.
Thank you God for Your grace and mercy in all aspects of my life today.

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Those make me so sad to, in adults or children. Our needs are important and I don't want to downplay them, but it does help me with perspective. When I did care management for a health organization I went into homes almost daily to see clients of mine who were elderly or disabled in some way. So I had some that were younger adults because of disabilities. I only had one child for a little while then he got on another program where he got more help. But there were waiting lists. Anyway I saw so many people who just completely gave up and only concentrated on their own problems. I don't want to be like that. Even though I have problems I need to take care of, I don't want to dwell just on me. Anyway, I think my ideas come from my past experiences. And the fact that when my mom was alive, although I loved her a lot she was very much that way. She had a heart attack at and diabetes at about age 50 and felt she couldn't do anything. She lived to 81 but she was old when she was in her early 50's. I worked before the care management job with senior programs and worked with people over age 60 (55 for Senior Olympics) with everything from homebound to active and to state and local Senior Olympics. I knew people who had been through more than my mom had but had gotten back to being active. We know that diabetes responds better to taking care of yourself but to her it was a reason to do nothing. So I fight against being that way and I'm almost 60 and even with my problems I'm younger than she as at 50. Except some days when I feel 90 LOL! Or in the evening when I have the worst time.

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You are so right Linda, there are so many people that are in worse shape then we are so we need to be thankful for the condition that we are in.

Cancer is such a terrible disease, I wish they would find a way to cure it. I have a biological cousin who had pancreatic cancer and was able to go into remission so she could witness her daughter getting married last year, she was so happy. Now she has a brain tumor and it is terminal and they don't expect her to make it to Christmas. So sad.


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I'm sorry Danlin. I just saw your question from several days ago because I didn't get on the teams for a few days. That's what happens when I miss LOL. The stroke was pretty severe and I'm really lucky. My son, who is a medical professional, also said that from looking at the information and talking to the staff that because of the nerves or something in the area of the bleed or stroke or both I could easily have been blind. My eyes were really messed up for several weeks but eventually got almost back to normal. And I got new glasses with a new prescriptions that eventually helped. As far as effects now a year after, I have a lot of trouble with balance and have to really watch the ground to keep walking. I try not to stumble but do often. I run into walks or doorways or furniture in my house multiple times a day. My right arm and hand shake when I try to do things. I have to eat or drink with my left hand for example, because otherwise I will spill whatever. It doesn't shake so much if it's resting on something, like the steering wheel which doesn't move much. Sometimes I do better on the keyboard resting my hand on the computer(I have a laptop) and sometimes I do worse on in. I backspace a lot and hit the wrong keys all the time. I work jigsaw puzzles sometimes to work my right hand but I shake the pieces a lot. My concentration is not as good as it was either. A little while and my brain has to take a rest. I have fibromyalgia too, which was a lot less painful before I had the stroke. I don't know if the stroke or the 5 weeks in bed aggravated the pain but something did. I've had a lot more trouble with it. And the last few days this artic freeze was moving in and is now here and I'm having a lot of trouble with pain. I get very tired very easily too.

So enough about me. Danlin I'm so sorry about the problems you've been having and what the doctor told you. I hope the meds work better. It must really be scary not to recognize people you know very well. I'm thinking of you and praying for you.

And for you too BeckyLiz. Glad you're going to see the doctor soon. We are a mess aren't we all! But I have a friend on here who is has a son who is I think 12 or 14 who was taking treatments for cancer, then finishes and was in remission but it only lasted a few weeks and now he has another fast growing tumor in the lining to his brain I think. I look at her and think my problems are not like watching my child going through cancer treatments over and over and it keeps coming back. So I guess that helps me put it in perspective some days and not feel as sorry for myself as I want to sometimes. So many worse off than I am.

Anyway, we will get through these things we go through from our strokes one step at a time and relying on each other and whoever else we have in our lives. We can't give up no matter what!

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Thanks Danlin, I will talk to my doctor about the swelling in my legs ankles and pins and needles pain in my left thigh/leg/foot. My arms and hands are okay. I have an appointment to see her in 2 weeks. I have a blood test on Friday at Lab Corp. emoticon

I was told that vitamin B12 will help and I found out that it does not have any side effects or negative interaction with my coumadin/warfarin. So I am going to try it.

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Thank-you so much Becky and ask your Doctor about the pins and needles feelings that you are always getting in your hands and feet. I have to call my doctor back today because since he increased my medication the pins and needles feelings seem to be worse even to the point of being painful.
Hope you had a nice weekend.

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emoticon Danlin, we love you and with the help of your doctor and family we will love you through this trying time. My prayers are for your full recovery from seizures.
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Morning everyone, hope you are all doing well.
Well, I went for my Doctor appointment yesterday and the results have made me feel sort of sacred and sad. I filled the doctor in on all that has been going on with me the past year concerning my stroke and seizure situations. Some things I have not shared with my spark friends because I didn't want to worry you and you all have so much on your plates. I have had a few episodes where I did not recognize people that I have known for years (one was my DD). I have been having problems with pins and needles feelings in my left hand and sometimes my left foot. I have extreme headaches a lot and I am very tired a lot. Well, with everything I told my doctor yesterday, he believes that I am having some seizure activity going on in my brain. He can't tell me whether I will be having another seizure or not because my seizures are always so dramatic as he puts it but he does believe there is some activity trying to break through. He has increased one of my medications in hopes of preventing anything from happening. I will see him again in 3 months but call him if there are any new developments. I pray that I don't have another seizure, they are so scary. The last time I had a seizure, I had 15 of them while I was in the hospital. I remember when they brought me into the emergency room they lost my heartbeat and had to use the paddles on me to bring me back. Enough of this talk, I am so sorry for talking about this.


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It rained yesterday here, NJ. I heard about possible snow too earlier this week. But further up the northeast coast.

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Linda, your stroke sounds like it was extremely serious. Sounds like you are very lucky to be alive. I might have asked you before what what kind of damage has your stroke left you with?

As far as my seizures, I could have them again at any time, we just don't know. So far the medicines I am on are controlling them pretty good so I am lucky. I am going in to see my doctor today for my regular appointment. I have a few things to talk over with him.

How is everyone doing? What is your weather like? They are talking about the possibility of some snow this weekend. I hope not.

Talk to you soon.

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Danlin


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I had a long blog almost finished and somehow it just disappeared on me. I'm not sure what I did. Anyway, the paramedics knocked me out right after they came. I am not sure if it's because my blood pressure was way high or because I was vomiting and so dizzy and they couldn't hardly move me because I got so sick. Anyway I was kept asleep for a few days, and woke up in another hospital in another state from where I was initially taken because I had a severe bleed in my brain. No one ever mentioned a shot to me, so I just don't know. Even after I woke up, they had me pretty heavily drugged and a couple of weeks is just vague memories so I don't know about the questions either. But I do know that is one of the ways they judge if you are oriented to person, place, and time. When I worked on the mental health unit, way back in the early 90's, we used those type of questions too. One was kind of tricky though because it asked what floor you were on. The hospital was only 2 stories but set on the side of a hill so if you went in the front you were on the first floor and had to go to the mental health unit, located on the 2nd floor, by the elevator. But if you went through the back door into the emergency room you went in directly to the 2nd floor so you were already on the same floor as the small (10 beds) mental health unit. But the hospital also had medical and surgical patients on the 2nd floor and the cafeteria and administration on the first. So if someone went to the emergency room and went in the doors they might think they were on the first floor. They may have gone in the front doors before to see someone who was a patient before. It was confusing the first few times you were there so I thought the question was confusing. Since they usually went through the ER they might have thought they were still on the first floor and we were on the same floor.

I know this day will always be a major part of my life. I wish it wasn't tied to what is commonly known as a holiday though. But I can't change that.

Danlin I'm so sorry about the seizures too. I hope those don't happen anymore. My younger daughter started having them a few years ago for no apparent reason. She lived with me until I had the stroke. It is so scary to see it happen. The problem was getting her to be compliant with her meds. I saw her seizures so many times before I ended up in Texas and she's still in New Mexico.

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What a coincidence.

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That's weird, do you know that you, Linda and myself all had our strokes at the same time 8:30 in the morning?


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That's great .I was taken by ambulance at approximately 8:30 a.m.. My family was not there. I called my husband before I left in the ambulance and he called my 2 children.

Edited by: BECKYLIZ at: 11/3/2014 (16:21)
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I know I got the shot, it was given to me in the emergency room and they asked my DH if they wanted me to get it because at that point they were unsure what type of stroke I had and I guess the shot could be dangerous if you have a certain type of stroke.


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I have heard about that shot you can get for a stroke and that it has to be within 3 hours of the stroke. I don't know if I got it although I was transferred to a hospital that has a special
Stroke unit and a heart problems unit. But I don't think I was sent there the first day of my stroke.

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I think every year it will be a little hard for you Linda. That was a major change that happened in your life. My date was March 12th and I will never forget that date. My time was the same time as yours, 8:30 am. I was getting ready for Church. I don't remember the exact dates of my seizures but I have a idea about when they happened. One of them was in November the same year of my stroke. The 2nd one was the following year around Mother's Day and the 3rd one which was the worst one was that same year as the Mother's day one in September around the middle of September. We will never forget them and we will never stop talking about them. I wonder if people realize how scary it is to live through something like that and survive. Do you remember them asking you all kinds of questions after your stroke while you were in intensive care like who is the president? what are your children's names, etc?

Did anyone get that shot you are suppose to get within 3 hours after your stroke that is suppose to cut down on the damage done if you receive this shot? Do you know what I am talking about? I know some of you didn't seem to get the right kind of care.

It is so nice to have people to talk with that have been through what you have been through. I have a appointment with my neurosurgeon on Wednesday of this week. He is very good. I get along with him very good and I think he is a wonderful doctor.

Edited by: DANLIN60 at: 11/1/2014 (20:08)

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Doing better today, even though it's cold here in north Texas. Yesterday was harder because it was the one year anniversary of my stroke. But now it is behind me and so I choose to feel better. I'm not going to let it get to me. I have come so far since then. Maintenance man is fixing my heater now. Last Saturday it was 90 in the afternoon. I hadn't needed the heater until it dipped down into low 40's last night all of a sudden. Ran the oven on the stove earlier today to warm it up.

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I am glad to see the new month. I have been on a downward spiral since the new year came in. The last 90 days being the worst. So I am ready for something new.

I am going back to my 3 to 4 hours daily exercise. I find it quite appropo that I am beginning on the first day of a new month.

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Hello, well we have flipped another month on our calendar. Time to reflect upon our lives and our health with each other and help each other out here in this thread. Feel free to talk about your experiences and what you are currently feeling about your health here. We are here for each other. We have all been through the same thing and know what it is like and how it feels to survive a stroke. let's chit chat.

hugs,

Danlin

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