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On My Two Year Anniversary


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Some Brief Thoughts on the Second Anniversary of My Stroke

 

Two years ago today, while going through security at SeaTac airport, I had a stroke – a brain bleed that in the majority of cases is not survivable. My left side was paralyzed and I remained in hospitals in the Seattle area for a month. I had to relearn how to walk, talk, chew, swallow, and do most of the things that make us normal.  In the past two years I have worked hard, given up, cried, laughed, been angry, been grateful, learned (or learned to use) new swear words, and some days, just stayed in bed. I walk slowly and awkwardly, but I walk. My left hand doesn’t function fully, but I am figuring out new ways to do things. Overall I am grateful, but I expect the sadness and anger will never completely go away.

 

Today we finalized a three week trip to Argentina and Chile, cruising around Cape Horn. We are not doing it the way we would have in the past, but we are going to our sixth continent! Life is good!

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You got this Carol. There's lots of places still to go and things to do in them.  So you do it differently you still do it!

 

Enjoy

-Heather

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15 hours ago, heathber said:

You got this Carol. There's lots of places still to go and things to do in them.  So you do it differently you still do it!

 

Enjoy

-Heather

 

Thank you, Heather. You are always an inspiration.

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Carol, I found with the travel Ray and I did that we couldn't do it independently because of his strokes but we could still travel within Australia and that pleased us both. Glad you can still travel and enjoy life.

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