Park Avenue Dawn

blog Strokes etc

What my Life Is Like Now

Two strokes. One on the left. Did more damage. One on the right. Just effected my right hand. Some spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine), neuropathy in the left leg, and a few other things like Crohn’s (under control) and a tremor in both hands.

I’m on Medicaid. And that means I can and do have a health aide woman, Marie, that comes by 4 times a week for 4 hours a day. I have two sisters that are around to help.

blog Growing Up

1636 Smells

One bright day, maybe I was eight years old, dad bought me a Gilbert chemistry set. He had a scientific bent. Albert Einstein was one of his heros. I was no Einstein. Whatever scientific kits my dad gave me were turned into weapons. If I had the ingredients poison gas would have been on the agenda. Luckily the internet was in the future.