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Lee (great granny brat)    Posted 11-01-2004 at 07:19:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello...been in limbo for so long that I'm all thumbs here. Getting a bit stronger every day.
Enjoying the cool breeze on the front porch in spite of the rain.
Take care and God Bless.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 11-01-2004 at 10:33:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Granny, glad to hear your doing better. This here is a mibhty fast crowd to be hanging around with ya know. You did not seem to be ill when I last saw you at that benefit in Liberty, what happened, or should I ask?

deadcarp    Posted 11-01-2004 at 09:03:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey we oughta gang up! i'm all gimped up in a dang wheelchair right now but i have plans. i had my second stroke and it's more stubborn than the first. my bad knee don't like to lift, neither do my bad toes. either one will get me walkin sorta normally, and since they're both showing sins of tweaking, i'm frustrated. can't drive, can't go outside. boy i'll have a way here pretty soon. perfecting my harness but i need another length of tow strap for a postman's strap (think bandolero) to latch to my leg-lifting straps, then by gum! and it's all under clothes.. :)

Mark/Mn    Posted 11-01-2004 at 09:40:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife suffered a bad one a year ago, said
she'd never come home let alone walk again.
Some things we've done to get her muscles
moving correctly is tap the muscle you want to
move while you're trying to move it, it's like
telling your brain " This one ". And I'm sure
you've already heard to move the other side in
the same motion as the one you're trying to
move and we've also been using one of those
Oster hand messagers ( like the old barbers
used on scalps ) to stimulate the nerves and
help with circulation.

She's walking again ( still refining ) now we
just need the arm and hand to decide they're
going to kick in.

deadcarp    Posted 11-01-2004 at 10:16:25       [Reply]  [No Email]

hi mark,

i just came back from 2 month of acute rehab in bemidji, so maybe i can help some. okay muscle groups come back first, then bigger muscles then smaller ones. once when i was stretching in bed my BIL said "look at your hand" - here the fingers were all spread out nice, and that's something i couldn't do otherwise. so i kinda encouraged that and eventually it came back to maybe 90%. another thing in rebuilding nerve paths - if it moves at all, it can move normally. so she'll be trying and if it just lifts a hair - keep after it! that's the path you need.

i kinda throw myself into a project, long ago became convinced that there's always a way outa a tiger cage. so i surfed ways to give my brain an octane boost, studied muscles, designed gizmos etc. (i can now get my own clothes on, including shoes) remember this: the muscles, circulation and nearby tissues & organs are as good and ready as ever. only a corner of the brain is affected, and if there's a way to find an alternate route, her body wants the hand to perform much as she does.

in the process, i found no lasting help from neuromucscular stimulators(electric shock), hot or cold pacs, but massage and vibration helps at least awhile. if you can coerce a nerve to fire ONCE, who cares if it took a pain-killer or joint or pin or bic lighter? the goal's simple - it found a path and there's more communicaton coming once that part's stronger.

i can't take credit for all this, i learned it mostly from kathy & shannon at acute rehab who invested hours in me and cried and sweated with me. and doctor ostby and haida and those nurses, they're angels buddy. :)

if there's any way i can help - just holler okay? we're talking miracles here, and you'll be surprised how a tiny key will open a big door..

Mark/Mn    Posted 11-01-2004 at 19:44:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you have excercise gizmos that you've made
or use to help with your recovery I would be
very grateful if you could send me pics.

Estim didn't work at all on her, it seems to be
the more basic down to earth basic stuff like
muscle tapping and massage that work best.
We've been working on exploiting the
miniscule movements but she gets frustrated
because the movement isn't a movement to

Her stroke took over 3/4 of her left side so
really where she has been and where she is
now is nothing short of a miracle. The docs
said she'd never go home again, after two
months at Altru's rehab in Grand Forks she
learned english again, learned to walk without
the aid of a cane, learned a limmited amount
of reading and writing ....

Also through all of that we found out she was
going to have a cub, how he survived I'll never
know but I think he has been a big boost in
helping recovery. She has figured out how to
do everything but carry him while he's still wet
from a bath.

The risk of spam is nothing compared to any
info or help you can send my way - my email is

toolman    Posted 11-01-2004 at 10:29:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
somebody should write a book , make a movie or something, about you DC , i said this before your an inspiration and i,ll say it again,when i think what your doing my problems don,t seem as big,go git em , we all know you can.

~Lenore... DC??    Posted 11-01-2004 at 09:27:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Changing the subject for a second....
I am trying the scan disc like you said but the scan never completes.
I get this pop up that says it has restarted 10 times because Windows or another program is writing to it. I have all the programs I can close closed!! What do I do now???

~Lenore    Posted 11-01-2004 at 08:35:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Granny, have you been ill??
Gosh I am sorry to hear that I did not know.
I am glad to hear you are getting stronger.
Keep in touch with us.
I'll be praying for you.
How is Bob doing?

Clod    Posted 11-01-2004 at 11:01:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Granny. hows Bob? Lenore.Shellys Win 98 did that on scandisk and defrag both.I put Avast (free)anti virus in and found several viruses.But only one virus was the cause of the drag.It was in a section of 32 that was needed to operate. You need to open RESTORE to get a complete scan> Norton says online to do this.It is easy if you read the instructions.

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