I was thinking about my stroke the other day, and how I wasn't really scared while it was happening. I know that's a strange thing to say but it's true. Sitting in my office at work having supper while my wife while the stroke onset was happening (and I wasn't scared) while I felt my body starting to shut down. I was thinking just how much this was going to scare Kathleen when I ask her to take me to the hospital ( she knows I hate hospitals). According to her I was quiet calm, wanting to lock up the building before I went. Thinking I'd be maybe a a few days or a week before I was back at work, little did I know it was going to completely change my life.
Even the ride to the hospital I remained calm, until the ER nurse told me to lay down before I fell down, "You're having a Stroke". It was only then I realized I was in trouble. The first year was a blur, rehab, rehab, rehab, now I help clean the apartment (sold the house ..just couldn't handle the constant up and down of two sets of stairs), help do laundry, go shopping, drive, and love my grand daughter Ava who I am so lucky to have in my life the last four years (yes she's 4).
Something I would never of thought happening is becoming addicted to online gaming. It's great for keeping your brain sharp, and great for dexterity. So if you play battlefield bad company 2, we may bump into each other ;-)
Remember " never give up ", you owe it to yourself.
Have a great summer.