Your latest triumphs - wins and successes

Maybe you just achieved something.

Big or small, report it here. Nothing is too trivial, too ordinary, share it in this thread.

Other members would love to hear about your successes.

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I just achieved a number of trivial things that had been a hurdle I needed to get over.
I managed my task successfully and I will now sit here with a smug look on my face.

I stood up from my wheelchair.
I carefully pulled on a dressing gown (I had been feeling cold)
I pulled the dressing gown cord around myself.
After a couple of attempts using both my weak hand and its partner
I succeeded in tying a bow in the cord, thus securing my dressing gown.
I gently sat back down in my wheelchair.

Yay
Hurrah
Yippee

Feel free to top that. I will be pleased for you. Share your triumph here.

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I think anything we do after stroke is a bit of a triumph. Last Monday my partner and I walked round the gardens at Hodnet Hall, Shropshire. I managed reasonably well on the paths, wobbled a bit on slopes and had to be helped down steps but I did it. The important thing is to sit and rest periodically and remember it’s not a race. Tired and aching a bit afterwards, but mission accomplished,

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Yup, keep on keeping on. Always give yourself a pat on the back. Like blowing your own trumpet its likely no one will do that for you.
I envy your walk ability and hope some day to achieve that for myself.
You have triumphed but you have also set an example.
:smiley: :smiley:
Never say never.

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When I hear how some of you have been affected, I feel a bit of a fraud.
At Easter I rode my motorcycle 181 miles. I was tired but could do 4-500 miles in one go before.

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Be thankful your disability is not so severe. But don’t trivialize the efforts you need to make. There will always be someone worse off but equally there will be some in a better position.

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I’m a lot better stroke wise and wasn’t affected outwardly as bad as most people. I am battling lumbar and cervical spinal advanced stenosis. So I feel it’s not fair from stroke to this so my numbness burning backache and carpal tunnel drives me nuts but I managed to complete my grandson’s paint by numbers with animals . I made a real mess of it but I managed to correct it by drawing and starting again, though I’m not sure if I’ll frame this one. Feel free to give me honest opinions bad or good :kissing_heart::hugs::blush:

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Hi Lorraine, it looks absolutely fab to me, :+1:

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I agree with Mahoney, Loraine. I can see you put a lot of effort into this.
Well done. :+1: :smiley:

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@Mahoney @Bobbi Thanks both of you, your to kind it was the hardest I’ve ever done. The messed up face is the leopard and tigers so I’m not happy with it though my grandson loves it! :blush::hugs:

Well done, I am full of admiration for you. Lilian

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Hi. This morning I managed ,under the direction of my physio, to walk, stagger, six steps with a walking stick! The first time.LiliN

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@l_platt well done I hope your very proud :clap::clap::clap::clap::blush::hugs: remember to rest later in as it will take it out of you but what a great day for you. Best wishes and loads of luck in your recovery.Loraine

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Thank you . Loshy for your comments. You were right I was exhausted and just slept for an hour! Lilian

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Absolutely fantastic Lilian, well done. You certainly earned that afternoon nap :zzz:

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@Loshy Loraine, your painting is fab. I am so in awe of anyone who can paint. I’m sure your grandson loved it. Even more admirable because of the carpal tunnel you are suffering. :heart_eyes_cat::heart_eyes_cat:

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@Bobbi this is a fantastic achievement. You should be very proud xx

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@Colliwobble ive never been a motorcycle fan but well done on your outing. Maybe you’ll be able to do the 4-500 mile outing again soon. xx

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@Mrs5K thanks but it is by numbers so cannot take all credit! except when I had to free hand re draw the 2 faces. :blush::hugs:

@l_platt wow, go you, this is a fantastic achievement. You should be very proud. :blush::blush:

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