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by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Friday, August 08, 2008
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Had a stroke June 18 of this year. Stayed in the hospital 21/2 days.
Found out Iím pre diabetic. Iím staying with the program. Have lost weight, keeping my blood sugar normal, and blood pressure under control.
Iíve never given up in my life, and this is not the time to start.
Iím working some and am very slow. Iím not going to over do it.
I talked to my neighbor who had a stroke similar to mine. He said it took him over a year to fully recover.
Iím surprised of the people who donít realize how serious a stroke is. I wasnít a week out of the hospital and one of my clients I do a lot of work for called and wanted me to do some jobs for him. I said listen Bub, a stroke is not like a head cold, you donít have a stroke and go to work a week later?
I just always stay positive and keep that humor in my life.
Love you allÖÖ.Ron

Iím not the man I use to be

spend most of my time under my canopy

then I found out money aint free

going back to work is going to be the death of me.

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Reviewed by Sheri Uy 1/1/2009
Hi Ron,

Sorry i missed so many 'goings-on' here for many months. I hope you are well now. Your lines found the bullseye for people who have diabetes, whatever its type. I know how it is because my Mother had diabetes for more than 10 years. You just have to work at your own pace and don't forget you need to be under that canopy from time to time. Be well, my friend.

Reviewed by Sharron Tyrrell 11/1/2008
oh dear,

Sorry Ron about your illness. I hope all is well now. We do eventually find out just how fragile we are ...

hugs Sharron
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 10/12/2008
So good to see you writing again, buddy.
And for sharing your personal triumph over the infirmity which could plauge any of us at any time, especially in this time of uncertainty and high stress.
Best to you, continue to get well(er)

Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/8/2008
Hi Ron
it's been a long time I haven't read your humorist poetry
I hope and pray you are recovering well
Peace brother

Reviewed by Valerie Roeske 9/20/2008
Take life a little easy now, a stroke is serious, take car of yourself, great write and loved your bio, valerie
Reviewed by jude forese 9/7/2008
just keep on pushing on, Ron ... good luck ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/7/2008
Nice rhyme from a man who found out just in time. Keep working and drawing as long as you can, it's an author's life blood. No sugar coating to it.

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 9/2/2008
Heeheehee!!! You always managed to make me smile every time I read you. Well, I'm so glad you are okay. Just relax and take it easy for a while.

My hubby almost had a stroke or a heart attack, the clog in his main artery was found in time, he was more than 90% clogged up in the left main artery, and then also in 3 other places were 50% clogged up on each, but they found the main clog in time to put 2 stents in there.

Anyway, I'm glad both you and my hubby are okay.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 8/27/2008
Glad to see you're still kickin' up dust. Just like the lyrics say, "I'm not as good as I once was." No worries, though. Just take it one day at a time and count your blessings, buddy!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 8/14/2008
SO glad you are back, Ron! I am in awe of how quickly you fought your way to this point. Have gained so much control!! Having worked extensively with stroke patients, I am in awe of your stamina, determination, and continued good humor. Depression is near universal following a CVA, which doesn't exactly make things easier.
Here's to more R&R under a canopy!! More amusing and unique 'ditties' from the inimicable Axe!!!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 8/13/2008
Well, welcome back darlin..I am so glad to hear you are ok..I have missed you.....please stay safe and well ok sweet man...HUgsss,much love to you
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/11/2008
I do love your attitude and outlook, Ron. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/11/2008
Welcome back Ron, SO good to see you here again. I missed you.
Reviewed by Frank Koerner 8/10/2008
Life is like a game of golf. You do better if you keep your strokes low. I like your line about how returning to work might be the death of you. Sketchman, your stuff slays me.....
Take care, my friend. Keep it slow and in perspective.

Reviewed by John Leko 8/10/2008
...all light surrounds you and your art...humor remains your halo.
always wishing you the best Ron...
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 8/10/2008
Darlin, Jest take it slow and take care of you! Holdin Ya in my heart and prayers! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/10/2008
Dear sweet Ron, I'm so glad you're back! You are one of the most positive people I know, and our friendship goes back a long way. You have been missed ,and I hope and pray you will be fully recovered soon! God is good to us,especially through our trials. Stay strong sweetman,and keep that mind active with your sketches and poems. You are well loved by all!...sm00000000000000000000000000000000000ch!;-)LOL...ET
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 8/9/2008
Great to see you back on your feet, Ron...just take it easy for a while. Losing weight, huh? Hope your grocery bill is reduced, too :o)
Watch Summer's's a booger this year...
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 8/9/2008
Welcome back Ron, I surely did miss you. You are right to take it slow and easy. The stroke was not a mild thing and it takes time to recover, years even sometime. Do not overdo it. I know you don't want a lecture from me, but you do want some encouraging words and prayers from me. Missed you and glad you are back. Good Health to you now and forever more.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/9/2008
-- Ron, money ain't free -- but neither is good health -- sacrifice all of the money required, to regain your health -- we want you around a long time -- easy does it my friend -- God bless -- JMW
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/9/2008
Sketchman, welcome back!! You've been missed (and in my prayers)! Please take care of yourself; know we love you bunches!

((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))) and many kissies from Texas~

With much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
Reviewed by D Johnson 8/9/2008
You've got that right, Ron, here's wishing you a speedy recovery.

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/9/2008
Ron, I am glad you are recovering. I was worried you wouldn't be able to sketch. Stokes are indeed very serious buisnes & the damage that can happen to the body, or even death.
As for the pre-diabetic can you message me as to how they learned of this? Did you have symptoms? We often egnor little aches & pains, or every lil'clue our body tells us...
May The Love Of Healing Continue To Bless You Within Your Journey To A Full Recovery Ron!!
Embraced ~ Embrassť
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/9/2008

You're back? Well, it's about time. I've missed you! Welcome home, where you belong.

Now: take care, behave yourself (don't let me hear of any wild carryings on), and know you've been in my prayers.

*smmmmmmmmmmmoooooooooooooooocccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhh* (a big WET one)

(((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla. :D
Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta 8/9/2008
Hey! There you are basking in the sun! Keep the faith bud.
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/9/2008
Ron you are your own best doctor. Will pray that the rest will get you back to your old self but in better condition, a dose of humor everyday is a great tonic.
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 8/9/2008
Glad to see you are doing fine and doing what you should to stay well!!!! Love ya CUZZ...keep up the good work!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/9/2008
Keep that positive outlook, my friend. And keep on Sketchin, Sketchman!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/9/2008
glad to see you are back!!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/9/2008
Yes Ron you are back and we are so happy to have you. Work is going to be the death of most of us because too many haven't realized that money can't buy everything and life has no price tag on it. Take your time, do what you can but take care of YOU first, we want you around for a long, long time.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 8/8/2008
Hey Ron,I am glad that you are feeling better and that everything is alright with you.take care of yourself

Reviewed by Morning Star 8/8/2008
Hello sweet friend Miss you!!
I think work is going to be the death of me too!
I'm so happy to hear your feeling better
Stay positive and take good care of yourself!!
Peace love and Light...Yolie...Morning star
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/8/2008
"going back to work is going to be the death of me. "

You and me both, bubba...stay well, stay focused, enjoy living, thats what you are on this earth to do...Ed

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