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Old 08-30-2012, 08:04 AM   #6
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Re: Not yet 3 months post stroke

Yes, we do want to go on and transcend that strange, numb weight hanging about us. My sibling caved in and that is a dead end. Am so thankful for all that still works. At the start I could not write. Gradually that came back. I exercise like a madwoman. Can't really say I detect much improvement but keep at it anyway. Flex and point the foot, circle the ankle. Do shoulder rolls, arm extensions, sometimes with weights. Don't want that shoulder girdle to lock.

The other big concerted daily effort is to avoid another zap. Every day that we distance ourself from that traumatic moment is a big stride forward. How about that moment and where we were when it happened? It is interesting how I avoid that spot, a good one in the past. In fact, it is all interesting since I've made this close acquaintance, whether I like it or not, with the old brain.

 
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