Thursday, May 22, 2008

How I Got to Be Me -- the Good Stuff

This post was moved to my new blog, How I Got to Be Me. Future posts on this topic will be posted there. I suggest you bookmark it as it isn't listed. Thanks!!!!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!

Kay

14 comments:

  1. Great posting, Kay, greta posting!
    good luck

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  2. I'm liking this story more and more. It really is true that you find something positive in every negative. Have a great time on your trip!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your story of your life with all of out here in the bloggong world. Looking forward to the next installement.

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  4. You are a real inspiration, Kay, and I wish you could come here and talk to the stroke support group that mr. kenju goes to (sometimes). I am sure they could benefit greatly!

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  5. You really are quite amazing. Thanks for continuing your story. You make me smile.

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  6. Your sense of humor and optimism are amazing and admirable. Thanks for continuing to inspire us!

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  7. I really appreciate getting to read your story here, Kay. Thank you.

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  8. I too, hate the word "victim". You are definitely a "survivor" and fought hard to be defined as such.

    Sometimes when we are in the midst of our illness (for me it was cancer) we can't see the gifts. There are many and you showed us many of them in this post Thank you.

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  9. Another great installment Kay. Have a great time away...you deserve some extracurricular fun sweetie....later gator....

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  10. It is great how you have used your tough experiences to help others and show them what is possible. It's hard to even imagine what it must have been like to have such a life threatening illness that leaves residual problems and overcome them all at an age where most people are engulfed in minutia. Definitely you deserve credit fully and all the others like you who help others get through things like this.

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  11. Remarkable story, Kay, from a remarkable woman. I always wonder what little difference, genetic or otherwise, makes some of us rise above and grow beyond disasters, while others shrink back and hide in a hole.

    The best part of your story is how the experience helped shape and mature your children into more caring people than they might otherwise have been.

    Thanks for sharing...

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  12. Thanks to all y'all for being so kind. I come from sturdy pioneer and immigrant stock. I only did what I felt I had to do. To me life is about living it to the fullest and giving back the blessings shared with me.

    I didn't get through all this without scars and, yeah, I've gone through times of self-pity but I realized that the latter is not productive and learned to fight it. Sometimes it's easier than others to pull myself out and chase what Hemingway called "the Black Dog" off my porch but I'll be damned if I'm going to succumb to him.

    I don't think it's extraordinary but I'm told it is.

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  13. Fantastic post and recovery, Kay! You're a therapist's dream patient. I've had some good ones but what a delight badgering back and forth with you would have been -- lots of laughs (always a key part of therapy I provide)and could have enjoyed "grumbling" with you, too, on those days.

    I recall years ago reading Pat Neal's then husband hired a therapist(I think) to live-in and work with her 24/7 for two years -- not an intense regimen of therapy many have. So, you should feel extrememly proud of the gains you made, much of which is directly attributable to your own efforts.

    Interesting that tying your shoes was so symbolic for you. I certainly agree about how it is important for a therapist to recognize issues of such importance which can vary with each client/patient (not victim! -- *smile*)

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  14. am enjoying the continuation of your series. keep at it!

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