Saturday, May 7, 2011

news from stroke journey

Hello all! 
I just hunt and pecked my first post-stroke sentence; hit something and everything disappeared. So I know now that my frustration and teeth-grinding muscles remain
unaffected by the stroke.can't wait to share about the amazing and life-affirming people and experieces I am encoutering as a "strokie" My therapy angels prefer stroke survivor.
thank you all for the prayers and powerful positve thoughts that are surrounding me I know that is why I am coninually feeling blessed and cared for. I have even been taking some snapshots and hope to graduate to posting a few soon but like progress in therapy, patience Linda!  
Something is going on with my vision so keeping up wth all your wonderful posts is on hold now . but just knowing they are out there waiting for me is something to look forward to!
love you all and thank you again!
I have had an unexpected break from threrapy today but about ready to crash for awhile. It's been a good day with a few little (but big to me) succeesses in distributing my weight on both affected and unsffected sides and  adjusting and recovering stability when various body parts turn into well-cooked noodles.
Surviving and thriving!
Skupie Skups( the nickname applied by my wonderful occupational therapist Ashley


  1. Oh Linda, I am so glad to see this post!!! In fact, I have never been happier to see a post, I am actually in tears. I have been praying for you and reading hubby's updates. Such a shock when I found out, but it can happen to any of us. Don't try to comment on any blogs till you are 100% ready, we will all be here waiting to hear all about your recovery and adventures. Take care, my friend, and many blessings, you are in my heart and prayers.

  2. so good to hear from you, i like the scuppy scups name. sounds like you had really good nursing care. still praying for you and am praying now that God will give you back your vision and clear it so you can read the blogs, that will be therapy for you also. Your husband did a great job letting us know about you. so happy you are out there and we will be waiting for you when you get back.

  3. and what a story you have to tell! Thank you for your courage, your sense of humor, and your very very able brain.

  4. Thank you for the post, Linda! It is wonderful to hear from YOU, although Walter was so sweet to keep us posted.

    Good luck and titanic strength to you with the therapy!!

  5. What a beautiful post, knowing that you were able to construct it!! I have thought of you often over the last many days and prayed for recovery! It looks like you are making great strides!

  6. I am so sorry that I missed Walter's post. I was on hiatus. I was shocked to hear about your stroke. Life can change on a single breath.
    You evidently are doing quite well and I am praying for your continued success and a complete recovery.

  7. I am so excited to see this post from you. Praises for your steady recovery.You will definitely stay in my prayers and your Hubby too.
    Various body parts can act like noodles but your spirit is absolutely strong.
    Keep on keeping on, Linda.
    Sue of photowannabe

  8. Tell Walter thank you for the posts. I too had a stroke, and now can type almost normally. The last thing to come back was the pinkie finger on my left hand, I still hit the s instead of the a from time to time. Dianne

  9. I am so pleased to see you back posting, but know from experience of both my son and myself that behind your words there are a multitude of things to relearn and keep doing over and over to develop new pathways in your brain. Thank you so much to get back to the blog so soon, it means a lot to your readers. Every Blessing