MY “STROKE-A-VERSARY”

2DAY MARKS 3 YRS. SINCE MY STOKE. IT'S MY "STROKE-A-VERSARY." WHAT A WEIRD HOLIDAY. MAYBE U COULD TELL FROM MY POST ABOUT "CHOC. CAKE DAY, BUT I'M A KID AT HEART & LOVE HOLIDAYS. BUT, LIKE MEMORIAL DAY, IT CAN BE A DAY SET ASIDE 2 MOURN "WHAT WAS" FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, MARK'S PERSPECTIVE, OR EVEN A FRIEND'S PERSPECTIVE. BUT "A-VERSARY" SEEMS LIKE IT SHOULD BE A YEARLY CELEBRATION. LIKE "ANNIVERSARY," IT SHOULD BE HAPPY. IT'S A MATTER, AGAIN, OF PERSPECTIVE. U MAY FIND THIS FASCINATING, BUT AFTER MY STROKE, I WAS OBVIOUSLY AWARE I COULDN'T MOVE, TAALK, OR SEE, & I KNEW SOMETHING BAD HAD HAPPENED, BUT 4 MONTHS—UNTIL I WAS HOME—I DIDN'T KNOW THE CAUSE WAS A STROKE (LOOKING BACK, AFTER TALKING ABOUT THIS, I'VE HAD A SLOW RECOLLECTION & KNOW NOW WHEN I WAS TOLD; BUT I THOUGHT A STROKE WAS WRONG, BECAUSE I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO SYMPTOMS, I WAS YOUNG, & I WAS HEALTHY), BUT I NEVER NEW THE IMPLICATIONS OF IT. I CLEARLY RECALL DISCUSSING HOW REMODELLING R HOUSE IN INDY MEANT CHANGING R LAUNDRY RM. I LOVED R NEW WALLPAPER BORDER & WOULDN'T HEAR OF IT. I'LL NEVER 4GET MARK COMMENTING HOW IMPRESSED HE'D BE IF, IN UNDER A YEAR, I COULD AGAIN DO LAUNDRY. I THOUGHT, "WHY?" IN MY MIND, –IT WAS TEMPORARY. NOW, I JUST WISH ” TEMPORARY ” WAS FASTER! EVERYTHING WAS JUST OBSTACLES I WOULD OVERCOME. SO, A "STROKE-A-VERSARY" IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE. I CAN THINK & COMPARE & MOURN THEN & NOW, OR I CAN C ALL I'VE DONE IN JUST 3 YRS. & MOVE ON!

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  1. I saw an article with a page you created in a digital scrapbooking magazine. I loved your page design and decided to check out your website. You have an amazing recovery story and I love the determination you have to do what you love.

    I wanted to share with you a something that I do as a digital scrapbooker. I am a consultant for Heritage Makers. This company is an online publishing company that helps you create your own storybooks and digital scrapbooks. This is the most amazing company because you can use the publishing system to create your digital scrapbooks and then you submit them for publishing and they arrive at your door as a beautiful, long-lasting hardboud book. You can do all this from your own home computer. You don’t have to print the pages yourself or store all of your scrapbooking content on your computer. It is all stored in your own secure account (including all your pictures!)

    If this interests you, please call me or check out my website http://www.storeyourstories.com (801) 362-0733. I would love to help you get started and put your adorable pages into a lifetime guaranteed book.

    Best of luck and I can’t wait to hear from you,

    Lori Orton

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