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Stroke Survivor

Looking at Me Can anyone tell I had a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) brain bleed. Yes a brain stroke. One of the worst kind to have, majority of its victims don’t survive and those of us that do make it, are back to a normal life with minor disabilities, then there is me struck in the middle, still recovering after 8 years.

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Movement!

So I’ve been away for a few weeks and I thought it was time I checked back in.

Since my Stroke, I’ve spoken to many people who share with me their stories of either their own journey or a family member’s illness, and it makes me realise just how very lucky I’ve been. 646 more words

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Ooh... that Smell...

Warning, this may be TMI for some people, but for those of us who possess LIDAS there is a point to this.

Lida’s fist and underarm are in a competition for the title of Queen of Stink, each endeavoring to produce the most offensive human smell. 229 more words

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50 shades of therapy

Okay.

I admit it, I read 20 or 30 pages of the book.

Now more than ever, I don’t like books with stupid protagonists.

Unfortunately, I… 278 more words

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Generosity...

It turns out that this Stroke is a gift that keeps on giving…  Nearly a year on and I am still finding new ways that it has changed my body. 585 more words

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Pereidolia: Do you see that face in the clouds?

Death resided in one of the three latex glove boxes on the wall  just inside the door to my ICU room.

I called him Hannity. 374 more words

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One Year Out

The thing about anniversaries is that some anniversaries are really good and celebratory and involve cake and stuff and some anniversaries are bad and make your heart hurt and your stomach fall and encourage you to crawl under the covers for the entirety of the day. 1,266 more words

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