Stroke Story: My Journey There and Back
June, 2017 will be 8 years since a massive brain hemorrhage changed my life. I was 57 years old and in good health. It has taken me this long to learn how to tell my story. My hope is that it will be a benefit to other survivors, their caretakers, and family to understand and empathize both the devastation of stroke, and the promise of recovery.
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Critical to recovery is excellent physical, occupational and speech therapy, which I was blessed to have access to. The ability of the brain to heal itself is called neuroplasticity, which, through the repetition of movement, tasks and speech; simply, "working around" damaged brain tissue, stroke sufferers can regain function to a greater or lesser degree.
I am in the process of writing my life stories, and this episode is among the most crucial to me. I hope you will read and find meaning in this very personal short story.
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Til next time!