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The Murphey Saga · 1d ago

Sunday Stroke Survival: Have You Given Up?

I'm fast approaching the four and five-year mark of living post stroke. I have to say that the idea of giving up the hope of full or even partial recovery of my right arm and leg has crossed...
The Murphey Saga · 2W ago

Sunday Stroke Survival: Chicken and Adaptive Gardening

BroodyAs y'all might know for the better part of a month now, we've had an injured chicken in our house. Her leg was injured in a predator attack which killed three of our birds a few weeks...
The Murphey Saga · 1M ago

Sunday Stroke Survival: How Do You Spell Relief?

How do I spell relief? B-O-T-O-X. It's been two weeks since my series of injections and it's finally working. Now, for those of you that don't know, my post stroke spasticity is pretty sever...
The Murphey Saga · 1M ago

Sunday Stroke Survival: It's All About Me! Well, Sort of

But I love you too!My only New Years resolution of sorts that I made was to focus on me more than others in 2017. If you really knew me, you'd realize what a challenge this is for me. In a...
The Murphey Saga · 1M ago

Sunday Stroke Survival: Retrying Old Things

Download your copy hereA little known fact about me is that I'm a multi published author. Even on this stroke writing blog. It's been so long since I've put up a snippet, story, or new book....
The Murphey Saga · 1M ago

Sunday Stroke Survival: Sanity Restored

After y'all endured last week's melt down, I'm relieved to report that this to passed. Thank you for all the advice and support. I needed to blow off steam and it helped. Through a lot of pr...
The Murphey Saga · 2M ago

Sunday Stroke Survival: I Hate My Life!

I don't get on the pity pot often but I've been hogging it this week. Actually it's been closer to two weeks now. I've been on a kick-myself-while-I'm-down, life altering, decision-making-da...
The Murphey Saga · 2M ago

Sunday Stroke Survival: Winter Doldrums

As winter sets in here in our little hallow, I start reevaluating everything. Freezing temperatures, and snow and ice makes driving up the foothill precarious enough for us to not even try i...
The Murphey Saga · 2M ago

Sunday Stroke Survival: Gearing Up for 2017

Happy New Year! Can you believe we've made it to 2017 already? I can't. It seems like yesterday everything went boom. I was minding my own business and BOOM I had a stroke. BOOM AGAIN, I had...
The Murphey Saga · 2M ago

Merry Christmas!

... From our homestead to yours.Although we haven't decked the hall,We haven't put up or cut a tree,We haven't hung a single light,We haven't made or bought the first present, nor have we su...