I’m hoping there will be someone who understands how i feel this evening! I could scream. I have done so well on my recovery but today i have fallen across the front room, dropped a mug of black tea among a whole host of other things. Arghh its so frustrating
I am sure many of us will understand … I certainly have days where nothing goes right ?.. I have what I call my favourite coffee cup last week I was washing up, and out of all the crockery there was, I dropped and smashed one cup. Which one ? Yes, my favourite one … Val x
I hope today is a better day. I think you might be contagious…I just dropped a potted plant, SMH. Actually those things just happen. Often even to those not overcoming and recovering from stroke. I just tell myself Uranus is in retrograde and go on smiling at my silly inside joke. I hope you can look back and laugh it off. Stuff happens.
@Veggiepatch oh yes we understand. Hope you didn’t cause yourself any damage from the fall. xx
Aw, just picture this: A bright sunny day and a little white ball of fluff running down along the beach…only to disappear down into a hole someone had dug deep enough you couldn’t see him.
He hops back out all embarrassed, looks around to check that nobody had just seen him do that and races off into the far blue yonder.
We kept the hair around his eyes short after that because he wasn’t seeing where he was going or which direction we were heading. That little white ball of fluff was a year old Maltese dog named Giblet, a boundless little ball of energy.
Actually, I tell a lie, we didn’t cut his hair 'til he ran into the garden wall and was seeing stars.
There, now don’t you don’t you feel just little bit better after that
We all have our good days and bad days…and our deep hole days, and tomorrow is another day. Put this one to bed and start a new day in the morning, hopefully without any aches or pains from your fall.
Hi Veggiepatch-- post-stroke brains are weird. I can have a day where I feel pretty good, do my daily walk, go places, feel alert. Then the next day I can feel like I’m all awkward, tired and weave when I walk, in a daze and just want to rest. I guess my brain is extra tired that day. (Probably from working so hard the previous days) They say that during stroke recovery, there are plateaus, times when little progress happens. I think that’s when the brain rests, and we stumble and drop things. I bet you’ve got some really good days coming up. Jeanne
Thanks guys lets see what today brings
@Veggiepatch yup certainly understand, I had a bit of a clumsy day myself, hopefully you didn’t damage yourself with the fall.
It might make you feel a little better if I tell you what managed to do today.
Whilst preparing to start dinner this evening, I some managed to know a tub of garlic granules off the top shelf. The somehow managed to pop open and rain garlic granules down on me. The were everywhere, all over the worktop, inside the toaster, all over the floor, in my hair and down my cleavage And of course I had to walk through it to get the floor brush, and it was treacherous to walk on, like walking on a sea of tiny beads
Took me half an hour to get it all cleaned up and get the dinner started
AWWE! I am so sorry that happened to you. I hope soon it will be a funnier story to tell. I want to know how you deal with those aggravations. I mostly talk bad to myself, then laugh, because it reminds me not to talk bad to myself. I also want to know how you all are getting so much done…housekeeping, gardening, cooking… I know I spend more time here than maybe I should, but I have sorted laundry, washed and dried one load, folded another, fed the pets once, still have clean dishes to put away and another load to do. I am worn out just from the small bit of laundry. Still trying to figure out a workable schedule to get things done. Fortunately have only had one appointment this week, and school started yesterday, so reprieve for me, but I hoped to accomplish more while everyone was away at school and work.
Wow, what’s a combination of events!
@EmeraldEyes I bet you smell fragrant after that anti-vampire
@Ismeval My wife has pears of coffee cups one for her one for me that if we break one means the whole pair needs to be replaced. Since we’ve got several favourites the removal of a favourite gives a space in the cupboard for the acquisition of a new pair! Every silver lining has a cloud or something
@Veggiepatch at least it didn’t have milk in it did it have sugar? Did it go on anything electrical?
Slightly more seriously a few thoughts if you look at events on a day-to-day basis you really don’t get a proper view of the trend that has to be at the weeks and months level and for some folk requires making notes .
Also there’s an excellent video on false prevention on
On days like this i end up being relly cross with myself. I know how lucky i am but cant seem to remember when i start dropping things and falling… today i am going to my allotments hopefully it will ge uneventful. I am so grateful for this forum. You just get it thankyou
Oooohhhh, an allotment: I’m jealous of that
Have a wonderful time amongst the spuds and the broad beans, maybe you’ve got a few sweet peas or tacos amongst the carrots?
Yes that was very fortuitous of me to spill all that garlic, we didn’t have some much as one vampire come sniffing at our door, let alone take a nibble on my neck And I needed a shower anyway after being at the gym.
Well just picture me trying to get across a tiled kitchen floor covered in tiny garlic granules, I was having to hold on to the counter top because my feet kept going out from under me…I must have looked like something out of a cartoon. And my hubby came in and started laughing, so I start laughing and that certainly didn’t help my predicament
Yes! You got past the aggravation and frustration fast, and on to the funnier part. I will bet your husband hesitated a second or two before laughing. One never knows if the laugh will hurt…but sometimes it is impossible to hold it in, and in your case, it probably eased the situation. It would in mine as well. Another reason I know you are a wonderful person. Others might have hit the husband overhead with a cast iron skillet!
I didnt sow any carrots. I had my stroke in january and it meant i was out of action for 3-4 months. I have got potatoes beetroot raspberries blackberries runner and french beans are coming cauliflowers cabbage brocolli leeks and sprouts too. I have 3 full sized plots. Next year will be better
ABSOLUTELY!!!Frustrating and depressing I think. Hang in there and the wheel will turn
@Freeman76 I’m just popping by to say hello and welcome to the group. Lots of info here for you to take in and a lovely bunch of friendly people to chat to. Looking forward to hearing further from you.
I too would like to add my welcome to you. You’ll find the crowd here very empathetic supportive knowledgeable easy going