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Me? Oh no! A wife for over 25 years. I am a nurse, no not that kind of nurse, an obstetrics nurse. I have 2 sons, 31 and 16. The oldest is in the US Air Force where he has been loving his job for the past 11 years and is being trained to become a Flight Engineer. My youngest is a sophomore in high school. He is a strong little kid ... he broke the school record for doing a plank exercise for 2 hrs 1 min.
I will tell you this ... if you think you are God's gift to women and speak with little respect and tell me all the things I can do for you just to settle your huge ego I will block you ... I have heard it all before and it does nothing for me ... speak to sluts like that, they may enjoy it.
I am a HUGE GeoCaching NUT ... if you have no idea what it is you are missing out ... check www.geocaching.com to get all the details on this International Treasure Hunt Game.
No, I have never been a professional model. I have have dabbled in modeling but never have thought of making it my career. I was asked to be in Playboy magazine when I was younger, but that did not pan out. Why not? See my FAQ list below.
My husband had a brain stem stroke on November 25, 2008 and has nearly recovered 100% from his disabilities he had leftover from the stroke. His doctors consider him a walking miracle because most die immediately from this type of stroke. Others may survive it but lasts for awhile in a coma, and then die.
He died 30 minutes after he got to the emergency room of the same hospital where I work. He was flat lined for about 2 minutes and was revived by the hospital crash team with the use of CPR.
When he woke his troubles started. He could hardly talk. He had difficulty swallowing. He had little use of his right hand and he was right handed. His legs were really weak and he was very unstable.
As of October 14, 2010 he was told by his doctor to stop working because of the after affects he has sustained from his stroke. His average blood pressure is around 160 over 115 at all times. He is risking having another stroke.
He is an inspiration for recovery of all types and he has thought of becoming a motivational speaker. He will be joining Toastmasters International to make the necessary improvements to his speaking to become a professional speaker and captivate an audience.
LATEST ON MY HUSBAND: He had a CT scan on Feb. 2, 2010 and had interpreted by his Neurologist on Feb. 5. It turns out that he has two more lesions on his brain stem since the initial stroke. He is now being referred to see Neurologist in Portland who specializes in stroke patients to see what can be done for him. He has stability problems when he walks and some minor speech issues since the major stroke.
LATEST ON MY HUSBAND: He was awarded 80% VA disability on February 17, 2011 and immediately apply for INDIVIDUAL UNEMPLOYABILITY with the VA and we expect that will be approved soon ... oh happy days.
LATEST ON MY HUSBAND: On March 18, 2010 he had what is called a MRA done (a MRI but intended to view the arteries of the brain and heart area). It shows that he has a stenosis (blockage) in his carotid artery on the left side. He is now wanting for his neurologist to call him and tell him that he will need a stent placed in his artery in his neck.
LATEST ON HUSBAND: The doctor now wants to perform what is called an angioplasty on his two interior carotid arteries to see how bad the blockages are and place a stent if possible. The down side is he could have another stroke from the procedure. Otherwise he could have another stroke again. His blood pressure is very erratic and dangerously high and they want to become stable first.
LATEST ON MY HUSBAND 12/11/10 - His doctor listed his diagnosis as: memory loss, headaches, aphasia, dysarthia (speaking disorder)dizziness and confusion with hypertension from his strokes (four of them) within 3 years. He is presently filing for a social security disability along with a VA claim for disability on a number of issues.
He had an angiogram done on October 19, 2010 and it helped with his blood pressure but now his neurologist will have to contend with the dizziness, instability, headaches and loss of memory over time.
He is now also on antidepressants because of his anxiety and for PTSD from Vietnam. He is making a disability claim for Ischemic Heart Disease for agent orange exposure but has already been told by the VA that he won't get it because he was on aircraft carrier in Nam not boots on the ground. He is joining the Vietnam Veterans of America and will be fighting for better legislation for the Vietnam Vet after four decades of being spit on by the government he went to defend. He got his evaluation by a psychiatrist from the VA and received a GAF score of 47 for PTSD the other day and so now we are waiting for his rating for his disability. Some other guys with PTSD tell him that he should be getting a rating of 70% disability for PTSD after over 40 years out of Vietnam.
My husband has been asked to consider being a member of the board of directors for a downtown agency for the disabled and has also been asked to speak to a group of 60 nursing students to hear what it is like to have a stroke and the difficulties endured for May 2011.
He is my hero.
This video was taken on April 19, 2009 in Florence, OR where we spent the day for our 23rd anniversary.
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