When mom was in the hospital, she keeps asking for the beach. Mom has not been to the beach in 20 years!!! I promised her if she would get better, we would go, get her feet in the water and rest while people watching. I am so so so thankful and blessed I've cried twice, tears of happiness. I never want this moment to end. #stupidstroke#mamasbaby
Today marks 4 years of fighting for my life back from my #Stroke . So I decided to challenge myself by speaking, and sharing my story as well what I’ve learned through all of this in a #5MinuteSpeech to 300 people Tonight! I figure if I can get through surviving a #RareStroke then I can get through ANYTHING! #Winning#b >#NoMoreBadDays
Day 24 of moms hospital stay: thankful that mom is recovering even if her speech is taking long than I'd like. Thankful that she is awake. Able to get herself comfortable. Thankful He didn't call her home. I've really been thinking and I need to make some changes. For my parents. My sister. My niece and nephew. My husband. I need to make those changes for me. I need to break the cycle. I want off the roller coaster. Addiction doesn't have to be drugs or alcohol. It's not easy. I can do it.
Mom is still healing. She got to visit with Abby after a full day of occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy. I'm really struggling and worrying that her cognitive thinking won't get better but I have to remind myself last time she was still in icu at this point and it's a process! Keep the prayers coming! Day 17. #helicopterdaughter#stupidstroke#getbettermom
Enjoying some Sunshine and coffee this morning. Mom is doing great physically but her cognitive thinking and speech are really worrying me even though the therapists seem to believe it will all come back! Angela is coming to relieve me tonight so I can go home and spend time with my husband! I love that the nurses refer to it as "changing of the guards" LOL I'm already nervous lol! #proudhelicopterdaughter#stupidstroke#getmamahome
The OCD in me really wants to move the "R" to the left a bit and straighten out the last "E," but considering I haven't done much letting in the last couple of years, I'll take the small win. #stupidstroke#chalklettering
Hard to believe 10 years ago on the 25th of March, we got the call Dad had a stroke and was in the hospital in Wytheville, VA...never forget that night...one of the reasons I take my health so serious! @ag700103 crazy huh😢 #10years#takecareofyourself#neverforget#stupidstroke
So I'm going in for another surgery tomorrow morning at 7am ...It's actually good news, I made it to a year with NO surgeries! And I came home from Texas just in time! So It's getting better and better! #aLilPrayerRequested 🙏 #StupidStroke#NoMoreBadDays
Great gym session again with Mr Binkerton! He is becoming such a good listener and working hard on his hand and foot. Tonight was mommy and me gymnastics. I wish I got my phone out sooner because he was doing so good on the beam and walking on his hands. We are really working on the hands and opening them up flat which he doesn't like to do. I've also noticed a big improvement on his balance which his therapist is very excited about! Go Binkies go!! ❤️ 💪🏻#mommyandmegymnastics#ymca#workingout#growingstrong#stupidstroke
So I've been training to run #MyFirst10k race, and this Saturday morning is the big day! I initially didn't want to mention it to anyone in fear of not being able to do it, but I feel pretty confident now, and even if end up having to walk a bit... I DID IT!! #TurkeyRun10K#StupidStroke#IGotThis 🏃🏻♀️#NoMoreBadDays
I went from crying in therapy because I couldn't lift a 2 pound weight to today lifting #105Pounds !!!!! 😀 #NeverGiveUp It all started with a decision. Thank you to everyone at my rehab at Ballard, Vince at AV express fitness, Jeff & Michelle at The Camp and Kim & Eddy at CrossFit BeeHive. You all have helped me so soooo much! #Thankyou 💜 #StupidStroke#NoMoreBadDays @avexpressfitness @crossfit_beehive
Today I was super bummed because I was denied disability again for the 4th time 😏 But you know what??...I may not be as #Strong as I once was ...however, I believe I am now #Stronger then I've ever been .. I'm learning more... I love life, I see everything differently...And I WILL NEVER GIVE UP! I'll just do it on my own if I have to! #StupidStroke#NoMoreBadDays#OnlyGoodDays
I have almost everything crossed off my list!
I started it shortly after I was released from the hospital..every time I can do something... I cross it off! Hmmmm??? What else should I put?? #StupidStroke#NoMoreBadDays
One year ago today I had a really bad day. I had a PONZ STROKE. 😏 But since that day I decided to not just survive but have #NoMoreBadDays Today marks my ONE YEAR #StupidStroke ANNIVERSARY!!!! I have done more than my Doctors expected... I'm not only moving again, but I ran a #5K yesterday along side of many of my friends and family! #IamBlessed and have a second chance for life, I WILL NOT WAIST IT! Thank you to everyone that has been in my corner!! Remember #NoMoreBadDays ☺️💋💋