A new today, a new me - a dark lament

That photo was taken when we were on holiday in Crete this September x

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Where abouts in Crete did you go? I’m looking at possible holiday to Greece but having never been I don’t really know where might be ok for someone with mobility issues.
It looks lovely where you were x

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We stayed at Stella island but it was quite expensive and our room was up a flight of stairs. The rooms on ground floor were swim up rooms and even pricier. It’s a very popular place so you need to book early and shop around for best deals. Yes it was lovely xxx

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@Mrs5K

The Greek islands I have visited have quite steep paths and staircases. There is frequently this type of journey to the amenities and back to accommodation.
There is usually a small harbour with living accommodation rising up around it.

Maybe a beach holiday with accommodation at the beach would be appropriate.

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Thank you @Suzywong i shall have a look. I can manage a few stairs with a handrail so might be ok. Definitely worth a look. Best wishes Ann x

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@Bobbi

That’s the concern I have & what I have found from the research i’ve done so far. I might have to stick to Spanish Islands which I know are ok for my mobility level. :sun_with_face::sun_with_face:

Thank you.

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Definitely worth a look x

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A man with a hunched spine, crooked feet, and watery, sore eyes stood on the pavement. His trousers were heavy on his spiny frame, his shoes gave him blisters, his neck ached from his bent spine, his breathing always laboured, and his head always fogged with the burden of his condition. He saw a car speeding along the road, coming closer, so with all his energy he could muster, he flung himself towards the approaching vehicle, whisked up the cowering kitten in the middle of the road and brought it back to safety.

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@Rups

Thank you

Keep on keepin’ on
:writing_hand: :laughing: :+1:

Hi Bobbi

Lovely poem. I can totally relate.

Tom

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@ThomasF

Please be comfortable here, you are very welcome to read what has been written and the messages that have been left. You are not obliged to write but if you have something to ask or to say you will not be judged and you will discover you are not alone.

Life has ups and downs and sometimes somewhere like this where you can share is good to have. There is sympathy and a listening ear waiting for you.

Welcome to the forum Tom

Keep on keepin’ on
:writing_hand: :smiley: :+1:

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Hi Tom @ThomasF just wanted to say hi & welcome to the forum. Hope you are doing ok & look forward to hearing more from you.

Best wishes

Ann

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I am so happy to hear the ending of that prose. I, of course, went in another direction in my mind. But I suspect you knew that would happen. Your writing is absolutely beautiful, full of feeling, meaning and descriptions that make me feel it is me you are writing about. Like I am right there. I also love the way you wrote asking how you missed the fall colors. I didn’t but i do have to remind myself often to stop and enjoy those things, because they mean so much to me, and they have never been taken away from me. I can smell the roses, hear the birds singing, the ducks bathing, smell the wet rain, feel and taste the snow. find joy in the autumn colors. So much lovelier than all the worldly things I stress to take care of.

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Hello @ThomasF

Popping by to add my welcome to those you already received.

Reading what others have written will give you perspective against which you can possibly make some sense of your journey post-stroke and may lead to questions which you will find the crowd is very willing to give you the benefit of their experience

Ciao
Simon

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Hi @Bobbi

A great post

I’m replying now because it arrived when I was elsewhere and I’m catching up with the backlog created by my being

When combined with some of the topics like @choldogs better person It gives some insight to the emotional adjustments that parallel the physical

Ciao
Simon

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A hobgoblin or foul fiend got to me last night as I slept, woke up this morning like a bear with a sore head and toothache ,after breakfast use usually take a rest never a sleep ! and never rest that long, just set my egg-timer for twenty minutes which flies by, then coffee and the cogs are engaging. And I’m off. But not this morning :scream:, felt so rough I felt a sleep would cure it. A big mistake as soon as porridge filled head hit pillow knew it was mistake.
Yuk with nobs on.Kept calm, fumbled for my best chum ‘Egg-Timer’. Struggled to get up, geed myself along. “Snap out of it, think a wee bit of minor swear words helped. Overcoat on ,stepped out into raw cold world, hit me like a brisk cold shower !
Did the trick, now back to a sort of normal :hugs: And so it goes on. Rejoice when you’re back on rails and don’t get too despondent when you come off now and again. Keep battling ‘Strokies’ :+1: Paul

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