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Old 12-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #31
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Hi Al
Your stamina and determination is very encouraging. I cheer you on my friend. Your doing great.
Yes I agree with you Janet is wrapped in wrapping paper she is a real gift to this stroke board and is one of many people who have helped me in my recovery. I am sure that I would not be doing so well if it wasnt for the kindness and understand and encouragment of those loving people here on the stroke board. Janet is definetly one of them. Now you have joined the team. I have read some of your posts and your kindness and encouragment to others is felt across the board. Hundreds of people reading posts many who can only read the post not respond. Sharing our stories our struggles and best of all our triumphs is all good and so helpful.
Hope you have a wonderful evening. God Bless Mulchie

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #32
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mulchie,
i just cme from my cardiolgst and was he pleased with all results, i surprisd him whn i wallked into his office. my doctors are at naval medical hospital san diego. its also called BALBOA NAVAL HOSPAL i hav been treated there 26 years. my one finger typing is very poor today. it gave me and the wife a big shot of feelig good. i just wanted pass this along and wish everyonewho reads this, keep on trying and especially the care givers who keep the faith
with us. bless you all nd never doubt your recovery

i am here to help carrythe load thanks mulchie your #1

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #33
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Re: confused

Thank you Al for your kind words and Congrats on your trip to the docs thats awesome. Walking into the doctors office Right On. It is such a great pick me up when we get good news because your certainly working hard enough on your recovery and you deserve the best in news.
I was posting earlier telling Tinam7 that I had heard someone talking on the tv about our gifts and talents are nothing without determination and disapline. You are such a fighter and your posts are strong in determination and disapline. You have learned those in the navey and the many jobs you have had in your life time. You would not have gotten very far with out disapline and determination both which now help you so very much in recovery.
Im glad you got the good news today. Celebrate!!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:17 AM   #34
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Hi Allen,

I've read your posts trying to absorb the reality of all you've had to deal with, so much, such hardships and here you are walking in to your doctor. Wonderful news. This is a harbinger of more and more progress to emerge for you.

Thank you for sharing with us. We march on together.

 
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #35
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Re: confused

ReHello tina'

Yes we are faced with daunting challenges, we are never given more than we can handle
Its like my pneunmpnia it put me in the hospital several weeks prior to my stroke go figure.

Life is exciting and I ama lucky guy living in San. Diego, having married the love of my life.having a military career, traveling the world and seeing so many interesting places.

I have a strong appreciation for people,we are all equal I was given the understanding that never feel sorry for yourself. Have compassion for others.. when I am at Balboa naval hospital and see these young warriors from Iraq,Afghanistan with one leg gone and at times both. I thank them for there service and tell them I wish I could take there place.

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Just keep trying never give up, I survived growing. Up with. Six. Younger sisters:-)
Feel free to talk anytime
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:17 AM   #36
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A beautiful post Allen, from a beautiful spirit. The injured vets are heartbreaking, the tragedy of war.

You have wonderful values which inspire all of us. Just curious: did you have the stroke in the hospital or afterwards? Was it right brain or left brain? How long ago? Of course, no need to answer, just brainstorming......tina

 
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Good morning Tina,

Thank you for your thoughts concerning our injured and so young at the time they have such a excellent spirit , they all will tell a person don't feel sorry for me. We are blessed with such a fighting machine. And the American people honor there service, not like we were treated commingle back from Vietnam.

Let me think..oh yes it was the right side of my brain so my left side hurts:-) I was at home and the only thing we remembered was I could not get, my wife called 911 and off to sharp hospital.for days in which I was not given any pt, they sent me to a rehadb facility and again no pt for 2 days then they finally gave me a schedule of 2 hours per day of pt. I was not a happy camper so I informed them. I was leaving, they told me it was against doctors orders.

Well Tina I let them know after many years in the navy and 25 consecutive months in the rivers of Vietnam no was was I staying. So I left and contacted my naval medical doctors I was commingle to Balboa naval hospital. I got into rehab. And after 6
Weeks home rehab I was ready to rehab myself, I am making good strides in recovery and know its going to take me maybe the rest of my life , I am committed for my family and me.

How's your struggle going ? Let me know we are hand and hand always going forward
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #38
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Re: confused

Hello Al how are you doing?
How did you survive the holidays?
Tomorrow night is New Years Eve. I come from a very strong traditional close family. We spend the holidays together and on New Years Eve we go all out to bring in the new year with a bang. My dad's birthday was Jan 1 so it made the celebration extra special. He has since gone on to be in the next world however we have never stopped celebrating in his memory and kept the tradition alive. New Years is a rememberance of where we have been, how far we have come, a time to celebrate our achievements and a time to dream for the future.
I feel so blessed to read your posts and Tinam7 and everyone here on the board because it keeps me on the path marching forward. I love what you said about hand in hand we go forward. How great is that. WE are never alone in out battle and never alone in our quest for a greater life.
Just thought I would stop by and wish you and everyone a Happy New Year and may 2013 be filled with health happiness and lots of laughter.
CELEBRATING LIFE going into the New Year
God Bless Mulchie

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #39
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Mulchie, you are such a joy. Happy New Year to you and your family. We expect to have a banner 2013 together.

I can never give enough thanks and pay enough homage to any vet. Husband's oldest brother paid with his life.

Many thanks, Al, for your informative post. If my brother could have come up with your courage to get out of their care he might be here today. Following their orders he became a permanent patient and invalid from the moment it struck, to the day he died. So I refused to go anywhere. Still, I'm here feeling guilty at not having been strong enough to send him in a different direction, one of self-reliance, self-determination, resistance. It remains my daily heartache. So when I tell someone here, fight, fight, fight, I know what it means. You know it too.

You help me and all others with your fighting, courageous spirit. I simply love that you walked out.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #40
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Re: confused

Tina a very wet and cold day from San Diego.... we are not used to such east coast cold.
Sorry to hear a bout your brother, just because some medical rep or Dr says this is what you must do is not the final answer. You did what you felt was right for your brother and you made a decesion.

I don't think I asked you what's your medical problem. I hope you are making. Strides. In getting well, I have realized after so many surgeries that surviving is my best talent. Tomorrow night we ring out. The old year and hope the new one gives hope and less Dr visits. I always say to my wife just look at me now, in my youth a football basketball. Base ball swimmer sky diver and now I have to walk a slow pace or make sure my wheel chair cane or scooter is charged. :-)

Hope is what is available to each one of us, we didn't ask for our situation but life is for staving the course and never looking back an asking why me..... maybe next year will bring us sun filled warm days, best wishes for our friends and. Thank the good lord we are free. So Tina take it from a happy warrior who gives his thanks to a wonderful wife and gives me the strength and courage to move forward, hold out your hand I will help you .

To all friends family stroke survivors a very happy new year long .life,and happiness

Fellow stroke survived. Allen
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:37 PM   #41
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Re: confused

KMulchie

A very very nice day to and yours, I can always relate to new years eve and Canada.

Having a tough day my neuropathy and hands are burning. However I will deal with it next year
You must look forward to the new years eve party with the family and friends
That sounds fun and exciting. You must tell us some of your moments like the lamp shade on the head. Etc etc etc

I just wanted to reply to your post, and let's all vow to make big strides in. Our plight to regain our health as much as we can mulchie again thank you for helping this newbie set his procedure straight. See you next year

YOUR FRIEND. ALLEN.

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:55 AM   #42
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Re: confused

Al, am convinced you will walk better and better and neuropathy will improve too, just as it will be sunny again. We often get your weather systems that turn into snow. I'm in CO. Lived in southern CA for some years so know what it is like.

For me it was a stroke 2 years ago damaging right leg, shoulder, arm, hand. But I made no allowance from the moment it struck. Dropped things, spilled and broke things but demanded the most of that entire right side. There was and still is that fatigue factor, clumsiness, some errors. But that will not get the better of me. So I exercise like mad, meditate, walk and want to prove others wrong: we continue to make progress no matter how many years.

Looking forward to 2013 with no new strange visitors in the brain. Happy New Year, here is a toast to all.

 
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Re: confused

Tina

I want to share with you and all my friends on this board. My wife informed me that I have got the old enthusiasm back and I said its really nice to talk with people who understand our problems and really care.

So have a safe and fun night we need each other, yes we will win our struggle and have lots of enjoyment with friends and family.. if you get to San Diego we being Tina,Janet and all lunch is on me...


Until the next time fair winds following seas. Aloha



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Old 01-01-2013, 10:17 AM   #44
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Yes, Allen, enthusiasm is the word for 2013. It is precisely what my brother never recovered and he did not make it. That will not happen to any of us. My dream is to maybe leave a legacy so that he did not die in vain and that no strokie ever, ever give up as he did. I have yet to figure out how to do this but my newly awakened right brain will help.

If you can see The Denver Post there is an article in Nation and World section, page 18A, about Sen. Mark Kirk returning to work after a serious stroke. Says some interesting things about recovery.

As to lunch, thank you, I'll have chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, guacamole, and a Margarita to wash it all down. Then we'll dance to Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett. Hip, hip hooray for 2013.

 
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my kind of music we have been parriot heads for many years. just love music to get inspired. my next inspirational music maker neal diamond,
its the music, i can go for the first part the food. i have this problem walking so i need to practice. i have two appointments one for the pain management clinic and the other is a therapy specialist group. i know the story about mark kirk a real gutsy guy.

i have been fighting my soreness in my legs and feet, they get better then i am in the tank for a few days, i just love a challenge. our weather is so not san diego its damp and cool. we are spoiled.

my only reselution is to give it my all day in day out, i am thinking of writting a ballad.. something about strokes and the heros who challenge and win maybe not in one day or month or years but to all the heros who never give up right right

until we meet again in the words of roy and dale rogers

HAPPY TRAILS
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