Sure makes me happy to bring smiles and laughter which send out good hormones throughout our body.
Yet my newly awakened right brain (asleep most of my life) wants to put forth a cautionary note. Tell Boss off as much as you like in your car or walking or ranting at him wherever no-one is around. But in his presence, right brain tells me, we must tread cautiously with those who have power over us. This makes sense. We are grand experts at keeping cool and calm. What the heck, our very existence depends on it.
It is wonderful to come here, complain, criticize, blame, fault however we want to. We also strengthen our resolve, our hope, our optimism, our courage, as Mulchie says. The fact that we can think, speak, understand, see, hear, feel, swallow, breathe, digest, eliminate, wash, dress, move.....is there much better?
The Following User Says Thank You to tinam7 For This Useful Post: Mulchie (01-09-2013)
Today I am doing good....not great but good! I have so much to be thankful for.
Just a couple updates: with the help of Lipitor and diet changes I have lowered my total cholesterol to 91!!!! Yes, I had to ask twice did she mean 191. Lol THEN I went by the clinic to get a copy of the labs.
My BP meds are doing OK. (BP pill, calcium blocker, and 32mg Bayer aspirin) My BP spikes which scares me but I think I'm doing ok. At one time BP was too low and felt fainty when I stood up. I think this is the 3rd type of BP med and many dosage adjustments.
I stopped the cymbalta about a month ago because numbness had radiated to my lower lip and had started moving down under my chin. Now on lyrica which isn't doing a thing for me.
SO the pain levels are high with a different sensation. I believe I remember reading on here that another survivor had the same feeling. It feels like a 4 inch band is around my leg just above the knee and squeezing it. It hurts! Same thing with my arm and hand! Hard to explain. Lol but I'm not crazy, right? Lol
I've noticed my neck and shoulder are getting stiffer by the day. I need to get back in therapy! Just hated missing work to go. I know....shame on me!
anyway, I hope my update finds you fine and dandy!
Much love to all of you,
The following user gives a hug of support to Iwamura: Mulchie (01-09-2013)
This is all really such good news. Can you maybe consult with a PT to come up with exercises to help with leg and arm? Sometimes just distracting ourself can make a difference. I get odd sensations too and find the more I move and exercise, the better. I use free weights, stretch bands. Just a thought.
Also got cholesterol down with careful diet and exercise. BP will always fluctuate, I think, but as long as we get good readings, keep stress under control, I am optimistic.
Nice update.....thank you. Love to you and all strokies here and everywhere. Sometimes I am so crazy I think stroke was not so bad after all.