It's been a year

Hello everyone. So this is the day last year when I went to work on a peaceful Sunday morning to collect blood for the NHS donor service that everything changed for me. I am taking the opportunity of giving thanks to those who have supported me through some very bleak times. Finding this forum and being able to honestly and openly be involved with others in similar situations post stroke has been priceless. So thank you, all of you that make this forum what it is. :heart:Julia x

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Hi Julia
& thank you for your kind words I too have gathered strength from this site which like yourself has helped me immensely in understanding the situation I like many others have found themselves in after their stroke .
Keep your chin up & enjoy that car . I myself am just off to the gym for a swim … ppl call it swimming I’m more inclined to say a gentle impersonation of a drowning man :rofl::rofl:
Take care
:red_car::+1:t6::red_car:

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@JuliaH hi Julia well you made it to the year with lots of recovery well done. I love this forum and it’s helped me through some very dark days and evenings. I love the way we all support each other. It’s better than counselling especially as we can PM each other too. So onwards and upwards to the next year keep going, kindest regards loraine xx

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Diolch @JuliaH, you also have made this forum that inclusive place too.

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Hi Julia, I hit my one year anniversary last month. Well done and let’s hope there are many more. I totally agree with you about how helpful this forum has been.
A lovely buch of oddballs we are! But oddballs with many similarities and shared experiences.
Good to hear from you and keep improving.
All the best.
Mark

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@JuliaH a day for reflection no doubt. You’ve made it to the first anniversary having made loads of progress. This forum is a great place for support and it’s good to see it has helped you. It has me too. It’s a great place for advice and support and just to vent if we need to.
Here’s to the next 12 months and even more progress being made.
Best wishes xxx

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@Ingo66 well done on one year of progress and recovery, it is indeed a friendly supportive site, I too am pleased I found it, thanks for all the support and encouragement you’ve offered throughout my journey.

Best wishes

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Thank you all for being there and making this such an inclusive and helpful space

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Thanks @Mahoney , for your support as well. You were one of the first to welcome me after I made my first post.
It’s great to have this special place where we all feel able to open our hearts and help each other.
:+1:

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Thanks for your kind words. May the next year see you improve further.

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Hi Julia well done for getting through a very difficult year. I’m only 8 weeks into my journey. Last 2 have been draining mentally and physically but I’m fighting on and seeing positive posts like this is motivation to belive things will get better for not just me but my family xxx

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That year is done and now a new year waits full of possibilities. I am just 3 months in and wondering what my body will be like at the 6 month mark. Way to persevere. May hope and joy be yours as you head into " the new" before you.

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One exercise at a time and one task at a time no matter how slow it goes. Progress will happen over time. I grieve at the before that is no more and then try again. You are doing this hard thing. Blessings as you persevere.

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