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today is for gratitude (thinking out loud)

Linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for this bit of randomness. Okay, not randomness. Not to me. Today, June 1st, is my four-year survival anniversary. Four years ago, I had a major stroke, without warning, and I almost died. The doctors pretty much said I’d die. Fortunately, they weren’t the ones in control.… Continue reading today is for gratitude (thinking out loud)

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laziness, or as I like to call it, “recovery”

So, yeah.  It’s been months since I posted here.  I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been super-busy and I haven’t had time, and that’s partially true.  Work has been rough.  Working three 12-16 hour days a week is tough at any time, but P.S. (post-stroke)?  It’s beyond difficult.  Some days, all I really feel… Continue reading laziness, or as I like to call it, “recovery”

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getting healthy is hard

Like, really hard.  Making myself exercise is difficult.  It’s not that I’m lazy (Okay.  I can be lazy. Easily.  But I work three 14+ hour days a week–on my feet for an average of 7 or 8 miles.).  It’s that I’m tired.  I’ve been tired since the stroke, and while it’s better than it was,… Continue reading getting healthy is hard

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what a stroke looks like from the inside–part two

So, I meant to finish up my story a while back, but as it turns out, one of the side effects of a stroke is being tired—like really tired—all the time.  When you add in work, school, and doctors’ appointments, that means I’m drained the majority of the time.  If you missed the first part… Continue reading what a stroke looks like from the inside–part two

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what a stroke looks like from the inside–part one

You never know how quickly your life can change.  Good or bad, everything really can change in an instant.  Sometimes it’s a big, dramatic moment, sometimes it passes you by without even a whisper of acknowledgement or a hint of warning.  Like T.S. Eliot said, my old world ended with a whimper, not a bang.… Continue reading what a stroke looks like from the inside–part one