Tuesday, March 18, 2008

How I Got to Be Me -- Recovery

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Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!

Kay

13 comments:

  1. I know just how hard you worked to make all the gains you did -- a real tribute to your perseverance! What a challenge to be coping with recovery at home and having two small children.

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  2. You're a remarkable woman, Kay, and I thank you for sharing your life with your readers. My dad recently had a stroke, though it wasn't nearly as severe as yours. He, too, is going through those grief stages, though.

    What pretty shoes are you wearing today?

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  3. Kay, you worked so hard. Do you still have tiredness or get tired more easily sometimes?

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  4. Kay, you worked so hard. Do you still have tiredness or get tired more easily sometimes?

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  5. You ARE remarkable and I commend you. I knowhow hard you had to work to get back to even slightly where you were before the stroke. Mr. kenju also laughs for no reason sometimes, and he laughs at inane things. His friends all tell him he is a happier person now than he used to be.

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  6. I realize Kay that I had to catch up here...So I went back and read a bunch of posts before this one...What a story, my dear...! I think your recovery is remarkable and especially when you realize how much more they know now than they did back then.....(I cannot believe they put you in the Psych Ward...! WEll, I CAN believe it, but it really is disgraceful....)
    This is quite an amazing story, Kay....Bless You, amd the work you put into your recovery!

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  7. Sweet Kay, That was a very interesting post. I knew a friend who had a stroke from a head injury that had happened 5 years earlier. It was a total shock, he lost his speech and typing abilities and his whole right side. But he didn't lose his engineering degree. My husband would talk to him about work, and he would nod with enthusiasm, but when he would try to ask a question, nothing would come out but grunts. He was so frustrated. The PT's in the big city finally told him they had done all they could do, and to go home and try the Speech Therapist. She was the one who helped him gain all the rest of his speech back to normal, and the local PT, plus taking some computer classes with the VoTech (auto-cad). He is now successfully working, not quite back to his Engineering skills but much better than before. It is a miracle what they can do today. I am so glad you are sharing this with us, and that you are so much better!

    ~a
    PS I posted a funny cartoon which reminded me of your neighbor situation on my blog, come over and read it.
    love you
    ~a

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  8. I have a close friend who is recovering from a slight stroke. Truly, she feels she dodged a big bullet. Even so she is very tired, more emotional than usual, and afraid there might be another.

    Your writing has helped me understand a little more how devastating strokes can be. You are indeed a very special woman.
    I am so glad you are sharing your story.

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  9. What an amazing triumph for you Kay...truly....in so many ways. You are such a strong person. My best friend had a stroke several years ago...and she still has bouts of depression. Thank you for sharing this with us Kay....

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  10. Kay, I haven't visited in a long time as I have been tied up with lots of things. I came across this post and realised I had to go back in time if I wanted the beginning of the story.
    You are a remarkable story teller, so I am really looking forward to reading the next episode.
    Besides you are quite a woman!
    Thanks for sharing this!

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  11. It's hard enough for an older person to recoup from a stroke but when you are as young as you were with a young family, it was especially difficult!

    Cheers to Kay for surviving and doing what you are doing today.

    A big hug to you.

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  12. even knowing a little of your story following all the parts is fascinating. thanks, kay, for making effort. i hope you're as pleased with it as those reading here.

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  13. Wow, Kay, I agree with your other commenters: Nike ad: "Just do it."

    I know there are a lot more "hard" parts of your story coming, but I am waiting to hear more about your life. You are definitely a survivor.

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