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Fatigue and Tiredness After a Stroke

As I am writing this post I am roughly 8.5 years post stroke so keep that in mind. I still have fatigue. So thinking back one of my questions I would repeat often while in the rehab facility was: “what time is it?” When I would ask I would ask it three or more times all within a minute or so. I am guessing that I was repeating myself like that because of the damage my brain had endured through the stroke. What’s more important was why I was asking this question. The reason was because all day through all of my therapy what I looked forward to the most was going back to my room so I could sleep.

My stroke was in December of 2008, after two weeks in Redwood City, five weeks in acute care Vallejo, and about month at my mother’s house, my wife and I found ourselves moving in to our current house on Valentines Day of 2009. I was still on several medications and sleeping about 3/4 of the day if not more. I was waking up to eat and use the restroom.

Fast forward to now (there is much between) when I’m tired my body let’s me know. I lose balance more easily, I begin to see double, I drool, etc.

I have continuously pushed myself through therapy to this day. Often on average 2 days per week I commute to or from work on my bike 20 miles.

Visit my gym as I have time. I started working last May as an Information Systems Analyst for the California State Controllers Office. In addition I have my own business:

At my day job I recently switched to a 9-8-80 schedule, the 9 hour days are often harder to get through, but get every other Friday off and It is well worth it. I get lots done that I would not have the opportunity for otherwise.

Any questions about my experiences with Fatigue and Sleep please leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them.

In addition I am doing a fundraiser please check it out:

Thank you for taking the time to read,


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Cherry Balls

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2 cups walnuts, or other nut/seed of choice

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons coconut oil1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Tiny bit of vanilla extract12 cherrys with juice squeezed out

Put all ingredients in Cuisinart, the more mixed up everything is the better. Chop it up to your liking, I ran it on and off for about 10/12 minutes. Afterwords ball up about 3/4 the size of a golf ball. These ingredients made two dozen. Because of the bit of honey its easy to clean up. Enjoy!

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Which planet in our solar system spins the fastest?

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a). Saturn
b). Jupiter
c). Mars
d). Venus

Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in our Solar System rotating on average once in just under 10 hours. That is very fast especially considering how large Jupiter is. This means that Jupiter has the shortest days of all the planets in the Solar System.Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in our Solar System rotating on average once in just under 10 hours. That is very fast especially considering how large Jupiter is. This means that Jupiter has the shortest days of all the planets in the Solar System.

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Monday Trivia: Who invented the first swivel chair?

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The office staple of today was invented by the US’s third president. Jefferson bought an English-style Windsor chair (the ones where the legs and the back are put into drilled holes) from a Philadelphia cabinet maker. He then modified it so that the top and bottom parts were connected by a central iron spindle-enabling the top half known as the seat, to swivel on casters of the type used in rope hung windows. And thus the first swivel chair was born.When the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, Jefferson’s swivel chair is purported to be where he drafted the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776. Jefferson later had the swivel chair sent to his Virginia plantation, Monticello, where he later built a “writing paddle” onto its side in 1791. Since 1836, the chair has been in the possession of the American Philosophical Society located in Philadelphia.

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Veggie Bread w/Mushrooms

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4c Mushrooms

4c Carrots

4 Zucchini  (5″)

3 red bell peppers

1c yellow ground flax seed

1 teaspoon salt

10hr 105°


did not turn out well, I overcooked it

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C.O.P.A . Veggie Bread


4 cups baby Carrots
2 yellow Onions
1 large Purple onion
1 bunch of Asparagus

3/4 cup of ground flax seed

1tblsp Thyme
1tblsp Herbs de providence
1tblsp Dill

Use Cuisinart to chop all vegetables and dump into large bowl. Add spices and mix thoroughly. Add ground flax seed and mix thoroughly. Spread on flat sheet in dehydrator about 3/4″ thick. Dehydrate for 11 hours at 110° then flip and continue to dehydrate for another 6 hours or until you have reached desired moistness .

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My Quotes

Category : Motivation

Your Body does not know what your mind is capable of – 5/6/16

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Nor Cal Brain Gang





Originally Doris Hernandez-Morales started our group as a stroke support group at American River College. In 2016 Doris plans to leave town. We will miss her but her wishes are to not let this group to disintegrate. After some thought, we figured all stroke patients have a brain injury, so why not turn this into a brain injury support group, heck lets also include all of northern California!

Please add yourself to our master list by clicking here.