Are you ready for this?
I don’t raise my RIGHT hand when I yawn!
I will back up for a minute. When I first hand my stroke, the doctors said it was “normal” to raise my right arm every time I yawned. After 7 years, I sort of gotten used to it. Even in church last Sunday, I raised my right hand after yawning (please don’t tell Paster Dave). Jill and I both laughed…and one of the congregants saw it and mentioned my hand raising.
Then last Thursday, when I was at my bible study (believe me, it is a coincidence), I yawned and I did NOT raise my right arm! I don’t know about you, but this a MAJOR deal for me. I practiced yawning the rest of the evening (when I returned home), and I didn’t raise my hand …ever! I couldn’t wait to tell Jill about this. She wanted to wait for the following week to see it was just a fluke.
So I agreed. If it is a fluke, I will edit my email before sending. If not, you will get this one.
OK, I will say it again: You don’t know how HAPPY I am; it will be almost 12 years since my stroke and I am STILL improving!!!!!
Side Note: Did you click on the article that explained why my arm went up when I yawned? I kept reading it, but got lost in the second sentence. I guess I know why I wasn’t a doctor!
I Am Back…and ready to change the world!!!
OK, NOT ready to change the entire world…but ready to take on the daily challenges of running a business. I am rested and eager to start.
I just completed fifth my year in business.
I can not believe I have been doing this for over 5 years! It started out giving one speech to all my friends and has evolved into a full time job. OK, not really full time job because of me having to nap and because I can’t really speak in full sentences. If they would only get beyond that….
This is tough for me to get used to…Not being able to communicate properly. I have an idea, but I just can not put it into words. You wouldn’t believe how frustrating that is. I read the Wall Street Journal daily, but it is hard for me to stay focused. After reading 2 paragraphs, I am ready to switch stories.
Then if asked about what I just read, I can’t get the words out to describe it. Like I said, is is frustrating.
But what REALLY keeps me going:
OK…these aren’t the BEST pictures (these are pictures of PICTURES), but it showed what a great time we had in Disneyland.
It was finally time to take a vacation; I felt a little burned out. I missed our kids. The days were just dragging.
But that 5 days completely turn Jill, the kids and me around. I feel revised and even more optomistic. I can’t wait to get back to work.
Be ready for my call!