Tomorrow is my first anniversary. Wow! What a year it's been. I don't know where to begin. My emotions are so diverse yet I feel gratitude above all.
I'm 54 and having a stroke was not my first battle...it was my first physical battle.
I've come a long way and intend to keep improving. I am a fighter but I know I could not do this alone.
I am so very lucky to have a wonderful, supportive husband. We've been through many tests and our love keeps growing. He is my safety net as he pushes me to keep going a little further.
My boss worked my job around my capabilities. Now I work 6 hours 4 days a week, but I know that has kept me sane.
My children keep me on my toes even though they're young adults.
I have three very special friends, who have been with me the whole way. I don't know if they'll ever really understand how I cherish them.
I came upon StrokeNet 3 months after my stroke. This site was truly my life saver.
It was more informative than any of my doctors and it certainly gave me more hope than any of them.
I want to thank all the survivors, caregivers, mentors, browsers...What wonderful, brave, honest, sincere, helpful, smart, funny, beautiful souls...I am so very, very, grateful...Here's to many, many more anniversaries for all of us.