I dare you to be sad when you look at this stately pug

It's getting a bit harder  to get out of bed and the facade slips  every now and again.  When I feel like this I try to  remember who's in charge here.  You are of course, kick that wayward mind of yours into submission.  This is a dark topic - saddness, anger, melancholy, depression.  It doesn't …

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Assistive Aids – Part Two – The Top Half

I mentioned yesterday that I have a subluxated left shoulder.  It's an awkward injury and apparently a common one after stroke.  It's where the upper arm bone (humerus) drops out of the shoulder socket due to weakness or spasticity.I have often wished I just dislocated it so it could be popped back in with some …

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I am Going to try with a little help from my friends – Part One Aids to recovery- The bottom half

Every morning I sit in my office for a minute or two, sip my coffee and think about the day's blog and what I will write I keep a few back-up topics hanging around in a dusty wee corner of my mind in case the well dries up and I simply can't think of anything …

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Looks Good. But how will you clean your bottom?

When it's time to go home or move house or take a little vacation you will need to focus quickly on what's important to do yourself at home, safely  and explore the practicalities of taking care of your business. Before I was discharged from hospital last year, the kind people monitoring my health and on-going …

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Staying a Step or Two Ahead of Yourself All The Time Requires both Skill and discipline – I have one of these

Staying a step or two ahead  is a skill I have mastered but - discipline still eludes me.  There are way too many interesting rabbit holes lurking around every corner to drop into, have a wee peek around and perhaps stay awhile, put my feet up and make myself comfortable for the show. It's a …

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In today’s News – My Mom made Soup Yesterday

In today's news, my Mom made soup yesterday And here is why this is important.  My Mom is in her mid-70's and lives alone.  My Dad has been in managed care a few years now with Dementia and after years of caring for him and his health, she now needs to look after just herself.  Making …

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