A friend suggested I keep a journal to keep track of my progress, so here I am! What a journey this has been. What a mixed bag of emotions. I stroked on 8 March 2005, I was visiting my sister in Cape town when all hell broke loose! Got up as normal, didn't feel any different at all. My boyfriend was talking to me and apparently my answers were garbled. He took one look at me and called for my sister. My face had dropped on the left, leaving me looking VERY attractive! Between the two of them they got me dressed and off to hospital, I can't remember what happened next. I was in hospital for 2 weeks then I was transferred to a rehab centre in Durban where I live. I was there for 4 weeks and was allowed to go home on weekends which was great. So, I guess this is a start!