since this is my blog I am going to write about myself. I have been on this post stroke journey close to 9+ years now and I can still look back & see how far I have come in my post stroke journey. I know how bad & frustrated I felt right after my stroke when I would mess up simple things I could do before. I felt like huge failure when I would misplaced simple things around the house. I spent lot of time in the beginning looking for phone, keys or anything which was in my hand. It used to be so frustrating in the beginning, since I was not used to living in this 2 handed world with just 1 hand. & hated that internal voice who always said yes u r such a looser can't keep track of simple things in life. anyway fast-forward to 9+ years & I have become pro in compensating & doing things with just one hand. Being mom of teenager & having zero patience for waiting for someone to come & help me, I find lot of work around to get job done around house which includes cooking., cleaning & all other jobs in running household. recently I found a way around to make baked ziti on my own without any one's help. for me draining pasta with just one hand used to be very difficult now I found way, made me so happy. over the years my right hand has become very strong & I can easily carry 1-2 gallon with my right hand. in the beginning my right hand used to shake, shiver & drop those heavy things, not anymore. So feeling very happy & proud of myself about how I have made best lemonade possible for our family after our adversity.