Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Simple Pleasures I Miss

At first glance one can easily see and appreciate how a stroke survivor would miss the obvious things such as walking normally.  While I do miss these things it is really the simple pleasures I miss most. Going barefoot, wearing flip flops, freedom of simple movement, wearing shoes other than clunky tennis shoes, slipping  on a shirt, putting lotion on my right arm after a shower, making love the way Pete & I used to, taking  a quick shower; it is always a 1/2 hour ordeal, minimum.  I could go on.  If you are at all curious about what difficulties a useless arm can cause, try taping your arm to your torso for 12 hours, that will give you a glimpse.  Of course, a useless arm is only half the puzzle.

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