Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hi All! Just stopping in to say Hello! It seems like ages since I've posted anything.

Summer seems to be flying ...we wait for the cold and snow to go, and now that Summer is finally here, there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to do all that we want to get done.

I was remembering earlier where I was this time last year ... not in a good place...and so thankful that things have changed for the better.

Something I've learned this past year is that you will most likely carry some sort of residual effect with you for a long while once you've had a stroke.  My speech is still a bit slow and I sometimes can't think of the word I want to say. My walking sure isn't what it used to be! I'm much slower and have learned that it's up to ME to keep the pace I'm comfortable with, not anyone else.

I tire easily too. Some days it's all I can do to get one major thing done, rather than the many I used to do seemingly all at once. Not any more. I've learned that this is a 'new normal' for me and it's okay.

For most of my life I've lived with limitations...fought against them for awhile, but have finally come to a place of acceptance and peace with who I am and what I can do. I don't fuss anymore over the things I can't do anymore. As my Uncle Buss used to say "That's past..." and if it's past, why try to relive it? Or why try to bring it back???

We live at times so much in the past that we don't celebrate TODAY and today is all we have.I've learned that too!