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Old 12-17-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Coming up on 8 years...

On Christmas Day 2004 I had my strokes. I think someone told me I had 4. Can't remember. I just Thank God that I am here to watch my kids grow up. Alberta

 
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Re: Coming up on 8 years......

8 years is a great success. You want to praise yourself every day for this big achievement. Your children were so young, I think, and how hard that must have been. At least mine are grown and on their own.

Well, my 2 year anniversary was today at about 9 am, the moment when I crossed over from one divide to another. I adamantly refused to go to the hospital and was in fierce denial pushing myself to extremes physically right from the start. I soon started the twice daily meditation which I credit with giving me these relatively good 2 years. Maybe I'll do extra meditation today in deep gratitude.

Hope your Christmas day is one of celebration of your triumph.

 
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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Re: Coming up on 8 years......

Yes they were young. My daughter was 5 1/2 months old, my youngest son was 22 months old, my middle son was 7, & my oldest was 13 at the time. But as I said, I Thank God for allowing me to be here to wacth them grow up. Alberta

 
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Re: Coming up on 8 years......

It is beyond me to think of how to take care of such little ones with the disability of stroke. An unimaginable struggle. Nature has no mercy.

But you did it and so need to give yourself all the credit in the world, as we do.

 
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Re: Coming up on 8 years...

Alberta,

I am so proud of you, almost 8 years! I have really enjoyed all i have learned from you, and I thank you for all your support over the years.

Janet

It does get easier, doesn't it?

 
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Re: Coming up on 8 years...

Wow Alberta that is so encouraging. I agree with all the posts here and thank you also for all you help in getting me through some tough times.
Your an inspiration thats for sure.
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Re: Coming up on 8 years...

It gets better??? I am now at 2 years and am still miserably tired. My wonderful dear thoughtful hubby had a bad left side stroke in mid Oct. We may need to find other living accommodations.. a nightmare thought. He came home from rehab hosp for a few hours Christmas Eve and Christmas day. It is hard to anticipate 2013 with optimism.

 
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Re: Coming up on 8 years...

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I am so sorry to hear such news..Blessings to both of you. The fatigue is so difficult to overcome. We are here for both of you.

 
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Re: Coming up on 8 years...

True, that fatigue factor returns. But is it quite as bad? As often? For myself I can say No to both questions. The days can vary, to be sure, but I know good days will follow the bad.

So sorry about your husband. Don't know the extent of the disability but we can make remarkable improvement with will and determination. Perhaps with some outside help you need not make a drastic move, at least not right away. With a strong spirit and strong will working for you we wish you the very best.
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