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How's The Mincers?

Recently a friend asked, “How’s the mincers?”

“The mincers are good”, I replied. “But there’s no improvement in the watch and chain.”

It’s Cockney rhyming slang. 628 more words

The beauty of Botulism

I’m fairly certain the pharmaceutical company that markets Botox to soccer moms with crows feet, has tried to keep the fact that it is derived from botulism on the down-low. 159 more words

Stroke Survivor

Survivors SPEAK OUT! David Villarreal

SPEAK OUT! – David Villarreal


Donna O’Donnell Figurski

1. What is your name? (last name optional)

David Villarreal

2. Where do you live? (city and/or state and/or country) Email (optional) 861 more words

Donna O'Donnell Figurski

EVEN Silver Haired Foxes Have Stroke

I’m updating from my phone so apologies on any typos. Quickly. Today I salute Bob Barker. In 1999 he missed a month of work due to a blocked carotid artery, but did not stroke. 49 more words

Perhaps the "easiest" way to prevent a stroke; eating healthy.

When I found out I had suffered two strokes, I immediately broke down into tears, not because I was surprised, but because I was scared. And after the tears subsided, had I ate breakfast, I would have shit myself since that fear became a reality. 464 more words

Just a human.

I had to get up and get dressed for a doctors appointment in the afternoon. While getting dressed, I thought for hours about how life continues to throw obstacles in my way. 835 more words

My Life With AVM

Arm Wrestling

Warning, this post may not be chipper.

This blog is about stroke recovery, so some less than sunny snapshots should be no surprise.

Due to health insurance changes, and questionable effectiveness versus out-of-pocket costs, it has been nine months since Lida’s last Botox treatment. 166 more words

Stroke Survivor