Saturday, May 24, 2008

Learn/Leisure Therapy... Dr. Nancy Mayo

Hi Everyone

Here is a unique opportunity to hear the voices of stroke

BUT!...Before you listen. Check out Dr. Nancy Mayo's presentation "Getting on with the rest of Your Life after stroke: Mission Possible...

I have just uploaded an audio (WAV) file of the recording that I did at the "Strategies for Stroke Recovery" Conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada. (Nov 07)

It is a recording of Dr. Nancy Mayo's presentation "Getting on with the rest of Your Life after stroke: Mission Possible" (about an hour in length)

Just click on the link to listen to the presentation (the entire presentation is interesting but the last half really talks about us as stroke survivors fitting back into our communities and getting on with the rest of our lives.... post stroke)

I would really appreciate having your comments on this idea of "Learn/leisure therapy" does it sound like something that could work for you?

Now click on the link above to listen to the "Voices of Stroke"...Thanks.

Smiles :o)


Thursday, May 15, 2008

This is a One Time Special Post!

Hello to my Social Networking friends. If you think that Barack Obama (see video “Yes We Can!”) can change the real lives of millions of American people. Then Ed Dale, Dan Rain and the Thirty Day Challenge (see video " The Thirty Day Challenge Music Video") can change the real lives of billions of people around the globe in ways they could never imagine in their wildest dreams. I just wanted to share this little known but empowering information with friends within my own social network. Shhh don’t let the cat out of the bag so to speak. You can check it out if you wish at.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Getting on with the rest of your life, Post Stroke...

Hi again everyone.

I just wanted to let you know that a great couple who have survived and thrived through the stroke experience will be reaching their 8th stroke anniversary this month. They will truly inspire you in a way that you may never have thought possible.

Congratulations Don and Jean!

To introduce you, please read Jean's comments below and then click through to her blog.

Stroke Anniversary Number Eight

May 21st, 2008 will be the eighth anniversary since Don's massive stroke, a stroke that changed the direction of our lives as strokes do for most people. This year, to celebration the fact that my husband beat the prognosis of two neurologists and is far from being “a vegetable for the rest of his life,” as they predicted, I'm planning a day trip to Lake Michigan.

Click Here to read Jean's blog... "From the Planet Aphasia"

Smiles :o)


Monday, May 5, 2008

the Aphasia and Stroke Caregivers Guide...

If you are a new caregiver or Stroke survivor please check out the abundance of personal experience that is available on Jean Riva's Squidoo site. Jean has been a Stroke Buddy for a number of years now as her husband Don had his stroke back in 2000.

I am sure that you will find her information very helpful whether you are a caregiver or a survivor.

Read her intro below and then click the link to go to her page.

"Caregiving is not for sissies! This has been my personal mantra since May of 2000 when my husband had a massive stroke that left him right side paralyzed and with no verbal or written means of communication. Becoming an aphasia and stroke caregiver quickly took me outside of my comfort zone and I repeated that mantra to myself many times in the early months. It helped me to be brave and bold and grow into the job one day at a time. I've learned many things along the way to becoming a seasoned stroke caregiver and eventually a peer mentor.

My purpose in creating this 'Aphasia and Stroke Caregivers Guide' is to share what I've learned and the resources I've found over the years, and will continue to find in the future"
...Jean Riva

Click here to enter Jean's site.