Use it or Loose It

Last Update: November 30, 2019


After suffering my first stroke in 2013, out of sheer fear, I started to revert to my teaching days in the sixties in the UK; and tried to recreate exercises I prepared for my primary school students.

Some of the exercises were published on one of my website to help other stroke victims;

After referring a close American friend to my exercises, he sent me a similar exercise by a popular online games company, that shocked the hell out of me.

My friends always tease me that I had no boy days, the only game I ever played was X and O's. I saw itby another name recently, but dont recal.

I never read comic books or played online games, there were no available computers in the sixties, so I could never have seen the games.

One thing I did do as a school kid was asked Teachers a lot of questions, sometimes got punished for some; I was suspicious of the books we were reading; I did not think they represented our interests.

one of the first questions I ever asked was- How could Columbus discover the West Indies, when they were people already living there? Lawd let me stop.

A customer was in the gallery yesterday, and shared the sad news of her husband suffering a stroke, the most difficult after affect,was him suffering from loss of memory; which took me right back to 2013.

Here is my very first brain exercise-

https://aboutdiabetesnstrokes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/BRAIN-EXERCISE-No-1-numbers.pdf

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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Courtney,

Me and numbers a bad combination I tell you. I will show this to my better half and see what he says.

Good question about Columbus, I wrote a post for my website. It is time to change that name.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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codevonish Premium
Greetings from charming Anguilla, let me know how your better half fears, it looks easy, but repeating the same numbers could be tricky if you are not careful.
please send me the link to your post.
All the best.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Courtney,

When we have it figured out I will let you know. When I saw it I had a brain wave and now we have to see if I was right or not.
Here is the link to my monthly WA post. The website link I will forward by PM All the best,
Taetske
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codevonish Premium
I have shared your post with a friend and will try to get it to the schools
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laparra1 Premium
What a nice surprise, thank you Courtney.

I suppose you mean the one about fashion and the environment?
The younger generation is more open to things like that.
Some time ago we marched in the Global Climate Strike in Malaga, mainly youngsters. I wrote a post about it too.

Greetings from the south of Spain,
Taetske
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Cinderella7 Premium
The silver lining in your difficult journey is what you can give back to other stroke survivors:)
~ Marijana
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codevonish Premium
How did you find the brain exercise?
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Cinderella7 Premium
I have not checked them out yet
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Awesome stuff, Courtney--so good that you're turning your personal experience towards helping others!

Jeff
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codevonish Premium
Thanks Jeffrey, doing it for a long time, and enjoying it. All the best.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Likewise, Courtney!

Jeff
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