I am a big believer in the phrase “you live and you learn”. You can always learn something from any situation. After the stroke I became more organized,; I now plan ahead and set everything up well in advance, and that way, I am always ready for what’s ahead.



When you embrace the struggle and accept it, you are able to move forward. Because of the surgery on my skull, I initially changed my hairstyle to cover up the scar. Eventually, I learned to embrace the scar because it made people curious and it became a gateway into conversations about my stroke and what I have gone through. I was able to bring awareness to how serious strokes are and shed a little light on them. With every conversation, I came to realize how lucky I was and that it could have been a lot worse.


At the end of the day, as lucky as I am, there is always hope that things will get back to normal. I have faith that they will. I will continue to go forward.


Work with what you have and make the most of it.



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  1. Hi there! This blog post couldn’t be written any better!

    Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this post to
    him. Pretty sure he will have a great read. Many thanks for sharing!

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