Claire

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Location United Kingdom
Introduction I suffered a serious stroke 9 years ago (aged 43 at the time) and it's been a slow, often frustrating, recovery... I lost my speech and was totally paralyzed on my right side, but with patience and regular physiotherapy, I can now speak, walk short distances, operate the computer, but my right side is still paralyzed. I get botox injections 3 times a year in my right bicep and forearm, which relaxes the high-tone muscles and makes it easier to stand and walk. Last year I started weekly sessions of hydrotherapy, where I build up the wasted muscles by exercising while supported by the warm water. It's bliss at the time, but I ache like heck next day - but it's so worth it :)
Interests Reading, writing - but definitely not arithmetic! Art journalling, making cards and gift items for friends, watching football - lifelong Liverpool fan.
Favorite Movies Under the Tuscan Sun, The Hours, Moulin Rouge, Truly Madly Deeply, As Good As It Gets, Stage Beauty, Pride & Prejudice (last year's version which I thought was FAB - Keira Knightley was born to play Lizzie Bennet!!
Favorite Music Totally depends on my mood - from classical to pop, and everything in between
Favorite Books Far too many to mention! Though I have read Lord of the Rings 4 times! And I think The Hours (Michael Cunningham) is one of the most perfectly constructed novels I've ever read!