THE BEAUTY OF ADAPTING

The key to moving forward throughout my recovery has been adapting and figuring out new ways to do things that I used to do, which requires a lot of patience.     Due to a minor pre-existing condition in my eye, I had some complications after the stroke which caused loss of vision in my … Continue reading THE BEAUTY OF ADAPTING

YOU KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR YOURSELF

Recovery requires a lot of patience, even if the people around you are impatient. At the end of the day you know what is best for you regardless of anyone’s opinion.   People are always going to give you their two cents and recommendations; their intentions may be good but they have no clue of … Continue reading YOU KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR YOURSELF

THE JOB OFFER

Towards the last few weeks of my placement at PNR Railworks, my boss asked me to write out everything I had been working on from the beginning of the placement until that point.  He suggested that we could use it to create a job description. I spent my 6th week documenting everything I worked on, … Continue reading THE JOB OFFER

REALISTIC GOALS

You have to be real with yourself and true to yourself at all times. It’s ok to be ambitious but you have to be realistic at times so you don’t disappoint yourself. Always have something to work towards and stay motivated.   Set yourself realistic short-term goals and give yourself long term goals. Use the … Continue reading REALISTIC GOALS

HEALTHY CHOICES

I had to maintain a vegetarian diet during my treatment in India. My body had to go through a complete detox before I started treatment. They also recommended that I maintain a vegetarian diet for a month post treatment. I figured if I was going to be vegetarian for a month, I might as well … Continue reading HEALTHY CHOICES

MY AYURVEDIC EXPERIENCE

I have always been a big believer of natural medicine. Prior to the stroke, I would have acupuncture done for any acute pain. Ayurveda is an ancient form of natural medicine from India. Numerous people had recommended that I go to India and have some Ayurveda done after they came to know of my stroke. … Continue reading MY AYURVEDIC EXPERIENCE

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