PLANNING AND EXECUTING

The key to being independent after my stroke has been to plan ahead and be organized. If I have to go somewhere, I lay out my clothes the night before and pick out my shoes the morning of. I do not have to waste time searching for anything. I always give myself extra time in … Continue reading PLANNING AND EXECUTING

STAY SOCIAL

  My right bone flap was stored in my stomach after my first surgery, which is why I had staples on my stomach. The bone flap was surgically put back into my skull after six months, but up until then I had to wear a helmet whenever I walked.   When I was an inpatient … Continue reading STAY SOCIAL

GO FORWARD

Rebuilding confidence is the key to moving forward. When I started learning to walk again, I was constantly afraid of falling. To go forward, I realized that I had to overcome that fear. With each day at Toronto Rehab, I was able to get closer to my goal of walking out of there. The day … Continue reading GO FORWARD

NOW WHAT

It took a few days to settle into Toronto Rehab, since it was a new environment. Nevertheless, I started my rehab program immediately; I first met with an occupational therapist, who did an initial assessment, and then met with a physiotherapist, with whom I established my goals for the duration of my inpatient stay. Between … Continue reading NOW WHAT