green leafed tree

Chapt 1 Tidbits

narrow river in cold winter woods
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(think of it frozen)

“My friends and I would slide down the steep creek bank which zoomed us across the frozen water to the other side.” pg. 2

turned on floor lamp near sofa on a library room
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(lots of books)

“I have an entire room in my house devoted to books. I call it the Library Cave, some people have Man Caves, I have a Library Cave.” pg. 2

green leafed tree
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“On the right side of the path is the old crooked tree that we would play truth,dare, or double dare when we were in grade school, it was coined the Love Tree, hence all the initials carved in it. ” pg. 3

anonymous stylish man in hat in darkness
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“I could see a shadow of one person. He was tall, masculine built, wearing a hat and far enough away I couldn’t make out the face.” pg. 4

tranquil woman lying on ground in park
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“My heart pounding and my mind telling me to run faster. I felt a hand grab my arm, I swung around, losing my footing and falling to the ground. My head smacked the ground with a thump, and then the world went dark.” pg. 5

pages 1-5, 1st chapter

Words

Part of the reading about healing from strokes is think positive. My husband says that all the time. I admit I think more negative now than I did before the stroke which sucks because I don’t like being that way. I like being happy and positive. Now it sucks but I keep trying. Says to think of 10 positive things a day.

  1. I lived.
  2. I can walk, but with a limp, I can handle that.
  3. My hubby takes care of the things I can’t do, yet.
  4. Jessup takes me to the appointments I need to go to, driving in the future I hope.
  5. I published my first book, Obeyville Snoop.
  6. The stroke didn’t take my eye sight, thank goodness.
  7. I use my right arm more each day as I think of new ways to put it to use.
  8. I can breathe on my own.
  9. My thinking, reasoning etc is all there.
  10. I no longer have a stomache tube, no teeth, but have adapted.

Changes

I went to my new doctor and it went well. She even knew Dr. Sliter from my hometown. We talked a lot about my stroke last December. I gave her print outs of tests ran like the MRI that KU did and she was thrilled. Thinking it was the blood pressure.

She said it is fabulous that I have a good heart so we must keep the pressure down. She said it is odd, makes her want to go back to school, lol. They cant even figure it out. I’ve always been an odd ball.

She uped my Clonidine patch since the low dose wasnt working. Well it is making my gums swell but awesome blood pressure without having to swallow pills! I took a zyrtec and it is helping a bit. I dont want to give it up. I have high blood pressure because my kidneys are not working the way they should. Dang. Drink water but not too much. 8 glassesa day.

I see my kidney doctor in October plenty of time to drink water the way I should. 🙂

I published my book on September 1st! Obeyville Snoop.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58960399-obeyville-snoop?fbclid=IwAR28IR7Zn1XKqDB32caJ0CYv-HvNuvpUZw9mHPc9saqEgP10Kw-LKcmlDUA

There’s the image.

https://fp.fastpencil.com/products/CCFYQ5LYY8FX?from=widget

There’s many choices to choose from that are not listed here.

I began the book in 2012 during Nanowrimo. Reached the 50,000 words. Then edited in 2013 during camp wrimo in April down to 25,000 words. Edited it again in Fastpencil on October 2014.That’s how it was typed and ready to publish. I decided to put it away again and then had the stroke. i got the courage to go edit it again and publish. I thought why not, I was thinking I came close to not being here and not being published better do it. It’s difficult typing one hand though. I will work on the second one soon.

The whole book full of edits. I miss writing on paper. This is the printouts when I got down.