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Rib Injuries Hurt-February 22, 2070

This past weekend I fell four times. On February 21, while transitioning from a wheelchair to my recliner, I fell hard hurting my knee and sending my body into a wooden coffee table which hurt my rib. I chose to lay there until my wife came home. There was no since going to the hospital because nothing can be done for an injured rib. I had forgotten to put on my fall detect. Shame on me. Each time that I have fallen in last 20 years, it has been because I head forgotten to use proper techniques. Listen to the therapist. They are right!

Stroke survivor tip February 18, 2017

The first few years after your stroke you will have many new feelings which you will not understand. Don’t worry, depending on the damage to your brain that this is normal. Remember one important thing, although many of your doctors and caregivers have never suffered a stroke, they usually know what you’re talking about. Keep the faith because you are in control of your destiny.

GEGardiner’s update February 17, 2017

Wow. I came from the hospital yesterday and I feel wonderful. Well not quite, but that is how I want to feel.

In the past 12 months I’ve spent almost 2 months in hospitals. Myra has arranged for someone to be with me most of the day.Thank you all for being patient. I’m going to be going to the University of Miami to be tested for possible A.L.S. or something like it as an outpatient. I am not exactly mobile but am using a wheelchair and recumbent trike (three wheeled recumbent bicycle), to get around. Besides lack of any type of balance, type II diabetes, irregular heartbeat and a swallowing problem plus some kind of neurological disorder I am fine. My legs and arms are strong. I am on seizure medication.

Since my voice comes and goes, I prefer not to talk on the telephone. Please text or email me. You can also contact me through my website For relative and close friends who do not have the above technologies you can call Myra.I’m also going to begin using this website were stroke support to survivors.

I hope to finish “Desperation Passage,” within the next 60 days and begin working on a nonfiction which I researched on in the 1990s. “Desperation Passage’” is the second novel in the Jonathan Dickinson Odyssey series and is inspired by his voyage from Jamaica,the shipwreck and capture by Indians along the Treasure Coast Of Florida. Since he did write his own journal, which I encourage everyone to buy. The digital version is available from as Amazon for only $0.99 and the paper version is available from several sources. Jonathan Dickinson’s account of early treasure Coast of Florida Indians was the only one recorded.

Why I haven’t updated this site

Many of you know that I survived a hemorrhagic brainstem stroke 20 years ago. This year, I suffered some small strokes. After returning home from the hospital, I have been recovering  with the help of therapy and rest. I have also began  riding my recumbent trike (It’s a three wheel bicycle). Hey home and hopefully that has been assisting me hey home and hopefully that has been assisting me. I intend to finish Deliverance 1696 by January and will keep you informed.

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Trying to Put Words on Paper Following a Stroke

When a stroke occurs in theStokeAid 100x69 Avatar“language hemisphere,”the resulting injury often  affects the ability to
communicate in writing. It may become difficult to recall the spelling of words, or how to put the words in correct order to make sentences.
In some cases, it is even challenging to recall how to form the letters that make up words. These writing impairments are referred to as agraphia or dysgraphia.
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Historical Fiction Novel ‘Desperation Passage’ To Be Released 2017

Historical fiction novel DeliveranceIn 1696, a weathy Quaker named Jonathan Dickinson, along with Mary Gale, their six month old infant son , and thirteen others boarded  the sailing ship Reformation for a voyage from Jamaica to Philadelphia. Before reaching their destination Jonathan must summons the courage to survive, Pirates, Enemies, Hostile Indians, and the weather.

Award-winning production team

Award-winning author GE Gardiner and nationally acclaimed maritime artist Steve Witucki bring this true story to life in this historical fiction novel.  Book #1, Glimpse of Sunlight, is available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  During the spring and summer of 2014, it appeared on several top 100 Amazon best-selling lists.

Publication of book number #2, inspired by a true story is, set for 2017


Deliverance, book #2 of the Jonathan Dickinson Odyssey is set for publication during the spring of 2015.

Historical fiction novels generate a global network of contributors

13 professionals in 9 countries are contributing to this production.

The official website for the Jonathan Dickinson Odyssey is

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