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      JH <hcwriter@gmail.com>1:35 AM (24 minutes ago)to strokefocusforum+usc_KzU1qEkzsTQwqCkyNrMwNq8pAVJGpgA=Thank you, all, for your comments. Five years ago, I wrote a post on empathy and sympathy. https://stroketales.blogspot.com/2014/04/empathy-and-sympathy-theres-difference.htmlI think empathy and sympathy are akin to acceptance and tolerance. As a former professor, I realize the importance of education and, as a stroke survivor, the two–education and acceptance/tolerance, come into play in teaching others what it means to be accepted, not tolerated. Perhaps people would learn and change to have acceptance as the preferred method when all they were doing is tolerate.

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      Thank you, all, for your comments. Five years ago, I wrote a post on empathy and sympathy. https://stroketales.blogspot.com/2014/04/empathy-and-sympathy-theres-difference.htmlI think empathy and sympathy are akin to acceptance and tolerance. As a former professor, I realize the importance of education and, as a stroke survivor, the two–education and acceptance/tolerance, come into play in teaching others what it means to be accepted, not tolerated. Perhaps people would learn and change to have acceptance as the preferred method when all they were doing is tolerate.

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      A mother’s love exceeds all. Just holding your baby and having those vibes between the two of you will mean most. Also, the baby may help you pronounce the words better over time because you are so  motivated. If you want to read a scholarly article, I found this among the best in your understanding aphasia and the timeline of your recovery: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3109088/

      Let me know how you’re doing by writing to me at hcwriter@gmail.com Best wishes to your family!

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    • Joyce Hoffman
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      I love that! Thanks!

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      Kelly, those are great things for me. Thanks!

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      Thanks, Daniel. Your words comfort me. 

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      George, your words warm my heart. Thank you for your kindness. 

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      My PT said as long as you keep the muscles moving—like in seated marching, or stand and sit repeatedly with the chair behind you—is better than nothing. When I feel stronger, I’ll grab onto the edge on the sink for stability and do some exercises like partial squats. You best check with your PT and do exercises that are appropriate for you depending where you are in strength and mobility, judged to keep you safe from falling.

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      Alone time is important, gaining perspective on coming to grips with the reality. Good for you in choosing focus on the stroke instead of on your partner.   

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      Those stories and findings are great news. The two most important procedures are: to remove the clot(s) and to get oxygen into those cells before they die. Brain cells don’t regenerate.

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      Some people don’t think of medications as a possibility. On other hand, your need for anti-depressants might have taken a higher priority at the time in question. Call your doctor to find out more.

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      Sign me up please, as long as it’s not between 10 and 2!

    • Joyce Hoffman
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       Best wishes on trying new things. You don’t know unless you try!

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      I would love to meet Alison and what she brings her as Mindfulness.

    • Joyce Hoffman
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      I would love to meet Alison and what she brings as Mindfulness. 

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