Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kung Fu Stroke Recovery

Hello Everybody, here I am posting again, as often as my stroke brain will allow. The big news is I have started my second book in the Inquisitor Series, Honor Thy Mother.  I have a draft prologue and part of chapter 1 written, I don't type nearly as fast as I used to, but I'm getting better. Tomorrow I'm going to see a "Low Vision Specialist" due to my stroke. I've already had the car repaired from the accident, but I don't know if I'll ever be able to drive. Currently I'm paying for a part-time in-home companion who drives me to all my appointments, to the store, the dog groomer, the vet, etc. I appreciate her so much, but being the stiff-necked independent I'd rather do it myself.Ah well.
I'm managing everything else just fine, or so they tell me.Still dreaming of moving back home to Texas, but we'll see on that one.

Well, this is a short post, but I will keep trying to update you periodically. I don't know if you can tell by reading, but my typing is getting better.

Everybody take care. Don't do too much caffeine. This former Starbucks lover drank Decaf for a while but it's not the same so I'm off c0ffee entirely for now, anyway.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

April , not in Paris

It's now  April about two and a half months after I had my stroke. At first my memory was a mess, but it is improving now after a few weeks of trying to think through a Swiss cheese brain.  Alas, no more cheese for me of any kind.  You should see me.  My face is actually bony in places. I weigh less than I have in at least 20 years .  Kinda cool to have a baggy wardrobe and skinny ankles. But honestly it's obvious I have been ill.
My memory is mostly back.  Now if I can't remember something, it comes back to me in seconds, ,not quite as fast as before the stroke but much faster than right after it.
At my doctor's insistence I still have 24-7 attendant care, which is costing me a fortune. I'm stubborn and want to live at home with my little elderly dogs. They are the best therapy for me. Oh, and speaking of therapy, last Friday, I was released from all therapy. But I have to see a cardiologist to resume my exercises. Needless to say I am much improved and aced all the memory tests in my last session.

I am hopeful to be free of the attendant care when the doctor sees me later this month, at least a big reduction of hours anyway.

So take heart, dear friends, except for needing transportation, I'm alive and kicking!

Take care.