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 … Continue reading EMBRACE THE STRUGGLE


  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


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


My name is Saj and I am a stroke survivor. This is my story about life after my stroke. Throughout my posts, I will be talking about my journey, setbacks, and how I have adapted and moved forward. On November 29th, 2012, I had a stroke due to a carotid artery dissection, caused by heading … Continue reading HELLO