In late 2020, I was on a path to desperately find some well-deserved enlightenment. I had a great job and was slowly clawing my way up the career ladder and thought that the more hours and tasks I took on, the more people would count on me and make me feel valued. To me, If I felt “needed,” I would find joy. In my spare time—not that I had much—I would try to connect with my children (ages 21, 12 and 10). I would do what I could to be a good, fun parent, but it never felt like enough. I never felt enough, and I became deeply depressed. To try and combat this, twice a week, with just a little of my extra free time, I would hit the mats and do 60 minutes of cardio kickboxing with my trainer.
Walking was one of my favourite activities and my primary mode of transportation. Becoming a young stroke survivor almost took that ability from me.
My name is TJ and I am a young stroke survivor. On October 10, 2018, I suffered a stroke and had to undergo a craniotomy at the age of 33. This was my journey.
Now let’s talk about the taboo around mental illness. Ever since I had my stroke in January-16 I’ve been depressed and have also been taking
So, a lot has happened since my last post here. I have completed a Constraint-Induced (CI) therapy/training, which basically means that you wear an oven
Help me raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! I’m gearing up for that time of year again – the annual Ride for Heart
Interested in supporting stroke survivors? Join our team! When I started Life After Stroke a few years ago, it was simply to document and navigate
My sole intention in writing this article is to bring awareness to the power of remaining positive. It may feel a little hokey at first,
A little summer update from Sweden: Since my last guest post I have turned 25; I celebrated it with close friends and dinner and drinks
The reason, why I am writing this article is to express my understanding of the concept of Stroke Recovery And Rehabilitation. Hopefully, it may clear