Friday, December 15, 2017

Celebrate: I Hope I Can Do This!


I'm so sorry that I've been missing from the Celebrate hop for the past few months. In case anyone missed my last post, my absence is the result of a number of health issues including having a stroke and my subsequent "dementia."  Dementia limits my ability to remember things. Every day, I wake up with little to no memory of the past day and even months before! So my short term memory is pretty pitiful, and my long term memory (past years) is kinda spotty, too. My husband -- Mr. Awesome! -- is very supportive and constantly helping me, so I've been improving. Yay! I think I'm ready to get back on the horse -- the Blog Hop Horse -- and start posting just as if I'm a regular person. Woohoo!

This week, I'm Celebrating my ability to write a post and schedule it for the right day (I did it -- See?!! ) And I intend to visit all you wonderful hoppers!

(I'm posting this at night, so I'm crossing my fingers that I remember I did it when I wake up tomorrow! LOL)


My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

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** To see who’s posted for the hop look at my Celebrate The Small Things Blog Roll, left sidebar bottom **


 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)


29 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Dear Lexa, I am so sorry to read about your health issues but am glad to read that there is some improvement. You are very fortunate to have Mr. Awesome. Know that all of us who have enjoyed reading your blog over the years are wishing you the best for continued recovery.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lexa, so good to hear from you. Sorry about the memory issues. Just keep working at it and let your husband help.
If you need a smile, your life sounds like the movie Fifty First Dates. Maybe you need to do something similar to the ending - record things and then watch the video the next morning. Or at least write them down and then read the list the next morning.

messymimi said...

Praying your recovery continues until this becomes nothing but a bad memory. You've been missed!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Welcome Back! Constancy and repetition, I think, is good. I write notes, and even then I forget things. Keeping you in my prayers. Stay strong! You've been missed by all of us.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Your husband is awesome indeed. Just keep improving and welcome back.

Andrew Leon said...

My natural inclination is to make some kind of joke, but I'm beating that inclination back into the corner at the moment.
I hope things continue to improve.

Tamara Narayan said...

Welcome back! I've reached a point in my life where my short term memory is shot, but I'm sure that's nothing compared to what you are going through. Best of luck in your continued recovery and hurrah for Mr. Awesome!

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Your husband is awesome! You are awesome! This has got to be a scary time but here you are posting. Awesome. I'm sending warm recovery wishes to you. They should be there about now.

Kate Larkindale said...

Welcome back, Laura! I hope your memory continues to improve and that you figure out lots of tricks to help you while it does.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Welcome back! You've been much missed. The dementia must be scary, so brave of you to get back on.

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Heather R. Holden said...

Can't imagine how scary dementia must be. So sorry you've had to struggle through health issues like this, but I'm glad to hear you've been improving, and that your husband has been so supportive throughout all this, too. Wishing you all the best as you continue to recover...

PlanetKimberly said...

That is so awful what you are going through, but I'm glad you have a great husband to support you. I guess it helps to read your past blog posts to refresh your memory on some things as well. I pray that you get your memory back in full. Thank you for all your hard work on the blog hop.

Take care!

L.G. Keltner said...

I was so happy to see a post from you! I can't imagine how difficult the past few months have been for you, but I'm so glad you have a supportive husband there for you. I hope things continue to improve for you!

JeffO said...

Weclome back! I hope this is the first of many more posts and that you continue your recovery. And cheers also to your husband for being such great support.

Marie Gilbert said...

It is so good to hear from you and you are in my prayers, dear friend. Get better!!!!!

Suzanne Furness said...

So sorry to hear of your health issues and memory loss, that must be so difficult for you. I hope that you will continue to make improvements with the help of your loving husband. Take care and very best wishes to you.

Stephen Hayes said...

So sorry to hear about your health issues, and I'm glad you're back to posting. Take care.

The Cynical Sailor said...

It's so great to see you back in the blogosphere! Definitely something worth celebrating. Cheers - Ellen

Inge H. Borg said...

You may have (temporarily) forgotten about us - but be assured, we never will forget you, Lexa. Celebrate your present day; every day, and things will come back to you.
Hugs and best wishes.

cleemckenzie said...

I has been a long and bumpy road, Lexa. May that road smooth out in the coming year. If it's any consolation, I can't remember anything unless I write it down, and I haven't had a stoke.

Denise Covey said...

Dear Lexa, I read your first post since your illness and happy to see you here again. The human body is amazing with its healing qualities. There will be much improvement over the months for sure. Take your time. So glad you have a Mr Awesome!

Happy Christmas! Enjoy! I wish you much positivity in 2018!

Rhonda Albom said...

Welcome back! Illness sucks, and memory loss has to be frustrating. I am glad you sound like you are coping with it, and are back to the community. Your celebrate posts are always so uplifting, hope they do the same for you. This week we have lots to celebrate: My youngest girl (17)passed her return to sports test and is finally cleared for everything after 156 months of a knee injury (she hasn't even been allowed on a beach). And, if that's not enough, she got her restricted drivers licence yesterday. My older girl (20) has decided to change universities and just got accepted to a great school. Wishing you daily improvements and full recovery for 2018.

klahanie said...

Dear Lexa,

My amazing friend, huge kudos to you for posting despite all the challenging issues that have confronted you.

Your post is a celebration of determination and resilience.

Bless you, Lexa.

In kindness,

Gary

Spacer Guy said...

The small things in life are wondrous. I used to wonder about birds going thirsty at my house. Then one day I relaxed and watched my fellow creatures for a while, I suppose I was too busy before. It had stopped raining and I could see droplets resting on a tree. Along came a small bird, blue tit I believe to have a sup, it drank droplets from the branches!

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Wish you a speedy recovery. Merry Christmas!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa,

I've failed miserably to check in with you this month. December is always a bit hectic but I'm so delighted to see that you're working toward finding a new norm for your life while you recover. I guess considering the things you've been through this year then you're doing quite well. I shall continue to keep you in my prayers. I'm happy that you have such a good husband to care for you, too. May God's grace of improved health, continued happiness & love, and success at what ever you do be showered upon you in 2018. Thank you for being my friend. Happy new year, dearie! XOXO

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Hooray, so excited you're getting better and will be back to blogging. We all missed you. Nothing was the same without you. So happy you're doing better. Happy New Year! We're all with you in spirit.

Mark Murata said...

I'm happy to see you back. I hope you keep improving.

DMS said...

I am so glad your husband has been helping you so much and you are feeling like you are making progress. Looks like you did everything right for this post. Maybe putting a sticky note on your computer with something like: post for-- is already written and scheduled for date/time might help you remember that you scheduled a post.

So nice to see you back in the blogosphere. You have so much going on and I wish you lots of progress with your memory. Hugs!
~Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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