Friday, July 19, 2013

Finding a newnormal

Finding a new “normal”

Has been my goalhe past few weeks

Believe me, it is not  easy!I go to PT 3 days a week. Fortunately, I am not paralyzed . I’m going to regain my balance,I feel tipsy“tipsy”when I walk. Thank God,. I have a strong handto hold . Mike has been there for me every inch of the way
While, I am sad andfrighteneddgoing thru this/ I am grateful formy ntblessings.My wonderful hubby,family and friends

my MyBFF, Joyce, Whodropped everything and came running tobe with  me. She was my taladvocate and second set of ears during mytstay inthe hospital .And was here for me when I came home.

 OHI can't forgetmy FRIENDSHIP STARSQUILT GUILDgals, who sent cards, called,came for a visit, (even when I was owly). They have supported meand are getting me back on the road to sewingagain.YEAH!
I hope uou are able to make sense oF this post.  Typing and spelling is difficul. But tomorrow is another day. I AM getting dtronger EVERY DAY!



  1. Karen,
    Glad to see that you are working so hard on the road to recovery, and that you have family and friends to love and encourage you.

  2. You are doing AMAZINGLY well (to my unprofessional untrained eye)! Yes, we find out who our true friends are when smacked in the face with real life don't we?

    My late husband was stricken with a fatal neurological disorder that made it more and more difficult for him to walk, talk, breathe, everything. One of his work friends, and my brother, started out taking him out for coffee several times a week just so he'd have "something to do." Eventually that was too much for him, and they brought coffee to him, and would force other friends to come along. People would say "I don't know what to say to him" - he had difficulty talking - and the friend and my brother would say "talk about old times and what a good friend he was to you - he knows he's going to die, it's not a secret."

    The best friends are the ones that are honest with you, aren't they? It sounds like you are taking good care of YOU, and that's good.

  3. Didn't mean to be a "downer" - just glad to see you have such a supportive group of friends circling around you. Someday I bet you get to return the favor to someone!

  4. So good to hear you are getting better and thank goodness for good friends, they are a blessing in life are they not!! Keep strong.

  5. So good to see you on here again Karen! Glad to hear you are improving.
    Hope to see you soon. Love, Lynette

  6. Prayers from Maryland to you and your wonderful hubby!!! Great to hear you're getting stronger every day. Quilting has also kept your mind strong too :) Thank you for your reminder to be grateful everyday :) (And hope you're staying cool in this heat!!)

  7. Soooooo good to hear from you. Glad to hear you are doing PT and have the support you need. You will be back sewing in no time at all!! Hang in there!! We all miss you!!

  8. Hugs to you Karen! Keep getting stronger - you'll do it. : )

  9. Keep working at getting better! We are praying for you!! And your grateful attitude will get you where you want to be :)

  10. Please take care of yourself and find out why you had the stroke. My husband had a stroke eight years ago so we know what you are going through. Hugs!


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