Two friends at work had strokes just a week apart, and I wondered if I would be next,” he said. “So I took Wednesday morning off to attend the Stroke Prevention Seminar so that I could find out more about my risks for stroke.
We have been attending most of the support group meetings for over three years now. My husband, my caregiver Roger, and I have developed a friendship with the kind and caring staff and my fellow survivors and caregivers. We share and discuss our trials, hardships, and progress with each other. The lectures by the speakers are so informative, and the Director Debbie is so warm and always encouraging. Attending the meeting gives me a better outlook and now I don’t concentrate on my stroke!
While being a past stroke survivor has its challenges, the RTH Stroke group has made it easier by their compassion and helping to provide the necessary tools to adjust to this life changing event. Being together twice a month and sharing experiences is fantastic, along with the positivity and encouragement from my peers and leaders.
Here is my testimony ~ a story of what happened to me and how my life is now. One year and one month ago (December 15, 2012) I suffered a TBI and several strokes (at least 3). My life is forever changed. I feel I have a great opportunity for a “re-do,” or a new start. Things are different. Some are better, some are not. I know I don’t have to have all the answers today. I am progressing slowly. Life is good, and getting better is so important. To this day I can’t say why this happened, but feel very blessed that I have a “re-start.”