lost my post....
So I'll start it all again
where were we...........Family.My kids have been supportive (as much as teenagers can be) my mate (Larry) has been a rock. What would I do without him????
I had my stroke just before Easter and that meant very little allied health.So I did my own therapy.I started with the marble thing and walking 30 minutes on the treadmill. Larry brought in my macbook and I was e-mailing my sister every day, word searches and crosswords.Reading aloud(That was really tough)
I was on the rehab ward for a month to 6 weeks in a single room. The was interesting to say the least because that was my ward.
I didn't get much sleep during the day because the nurses kept coming in for a hug.
Then home: The dog was rapt<Minnie didn't leave my side for 2 weeks
. Housework,I had to learn how to do washing,hanging out,folding,sweep floors,make the bed, Volunteering sorting clothes for my local op-shop,having lunch or coffee with Larry or my friends.I was a busy girl, getting to appointments with my consultant or my speech therapist was taxing.
6 months I did that ( was I happy...YES)
Then my consultant said I could go to work.........really??? Don't get me wrong, I was looking forward to work, earning money,seeing my friends but saying goodbye to all my girls at op-shop, having to make an appointment for coffee, I don't think so.
I started slow the first week 2 hrs 3 x a week, 2nd week 3 hrs 3 x a week,3rd 4 hrs 3X a week, 4th week 4hrs 4 X a week, 6th 5hrs 5 X a week. That's what I'm doing now.
My CNM (Clinical Nurse Manager) set me to work on incident reports to make my nursing brain to click in.At work I am forced to talk,write(legibly) and type and I am reaping the rewards. My speech has grown along in leaps and bounds.
1. The way I used to write
2.The way I used to talk
3.The way I used to talk on the phone
I DON"T MISS:
1. The stress
3. The early mornings
I don't regret one thing about my stroke.If the stroke makes me a better, person bring it on. I don't know what I am going to do ,it's early yet but I'm not going to go back.I believe that life is an adventure and if you don't hold on you'll miss it.
What about you..........?