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February 16th, 2008

Haec sunt lachrimae rerum... @ 06:35 pm

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I don't know why that line (which means "These are the tears of things") seemed apropos, but anyway...

This is the anniversary of the weekend I had my stroke. One day, I hope it won't be, that all signs of what happened early Monday morning on 19 Feb, 2007 will somehow be forgotten. I don't think so, but it's nice to think it will. I'd just as soon forget it; the six weeks I ended up in the hospital were quite possibly the most depressing time of my life.

But it happened, and I'm wiser for the experience.
 
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From:elevenzeroseven
Date:February 17th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)

"But it happened, and I'm wiser for the experience."

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And getting better everyday...
Did you have to change your diet?

Oh! About that pic that you can't scan. You could do what I did before I got a scanner.
Take a picture of the picture.;-) Eh! It works in a pinch.

Have a nice Saturday evening, John!
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From:john_holton
Date:February 17th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)

Re: "But it happened, and I'm wiser for the experience."

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As far as changing my diet, I've all but eliminated caffeine and am trying not to eat as much or as often. We don't eat that much salt, except in processed food, which we probably eat too much of. Still, the nifedipine, lisinopril and HCTZ do a good job of getting my BP down to around 110/70. It wasw almost twice that when I had the stroke, if you can believe it.

I actually tried photographing the picture, and it really came out lousy. Good idea, though.
From:elevenzeroseven
Date:February 17th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)

Re: "But it happened, and I'm wiser for the experience."

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I've had high blood pressure since my early 20's.
I went into the hospital & they ran test and said it's genetic. Both my parents have passed and both from heart attacks.

My hubby must just be blessed with good DNA because he has a terrible diet, (when away from home) no exercise & his fair share of the caffeine---what I don't drink.
It is my only vice.;-)
I've always used lite salt, though hubby doesn't.
It's all about choices in the long run.

Modern meds are wonderful when they do their job!
I'm glad that they are working so well for you.

Too bad about the picture, I'd have liked to see it.
I missed the B&W photos by a few years.
The few that I have of my childhood are all in color.
Hubby on the other hand has tons.





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From:lisapt
Date:February 17th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
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Such a sad anniversary. I'm can't tell you how glad I am to see your posts again. You were greatly missed.
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From:john_holton
Date:February 17th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
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You don't know how good it is to post again. I'm glad people missed me. Frankly, I'd just as soon forget that it ever happened, but that's not a good thing, either.
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From:wingguy
Date:February 18th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
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I remember how shocked we all were to hear the news of your stroke. And how happy we were to hear from you again. Good luck in your continued recovery.

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