The Second Year Category

It’s been… interesting.

I’ve debated about posting a video taken just after the stroke, but here goes. *deep breath* First, a few pictures taken 22 days before the stroke: 20 days after the stroke: 2 years and 10 days after the stroke: It’s been interesting.

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…what was I talking about?

Since last night’s post, a few people have reached out to me to tell me that they’re very happy that I’ve recovered and/or that I’m an inspiration to them.

1.) THANK YOU to everyone who has read any of this blog, kept me in their thoughts, kept in contact with me, etc. This blog was meant to be a simple outlet and has turned into a way for me to communicate more easily to my family and friends, the difficulties and triumphs that have come my way over the past 2+ years.

2.) I can’t emphasize this enough: I have not recovered.</strong

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Yay and stuff!

Guess who can (finally) walk with zero assistance? *Breakfast Club fist pump*

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Oh, snap!

Today I figured out how to snap with my affected hand. The tremors in my affected side are super annoying and seem to have chosen today to be particularly bad, but still. I can snap again. Yay! Click to view video.

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45 minutes

45 minutes on my road bike today. On my stationary trainer, of course. Still. As far as cardio goes, I’m definitely better now than I was before the stroke. Now that I know I can get on and off my trainer, I’ll be cycling a daily basis. It’ll improve my cardio, balance and core strength. […]

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Oy.

This hit home in a big way. I struggle with finding the energy to pick up the phone and simply chat via text, let alone by an actual phone call; but I have the energy to ride my trike for miles. Physical energy is very different from emotional energy. Some friends or family may back […]

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April 2, 2015

So the PFO closure was this past Tuesday morning. I’m a tad too worn out to post much.

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March 26, 2015

This. Literally all of it.

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March 13, 2015

It’s nearing a year and a half (16.5 months) since the stroke happened, so it’s time for a general update.

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February 18 2015

My neurologist’s assistant just called. Guess who’s finally clear for air travel? No coasters though. Maybe next year. Hopefully.

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