FAMILY AND SUPPORT

One of the biggest contributions to my recovery is my family’s support. They have been right by my side from the very beginning. They stayed with me at the hospital for the few days I was there after my stroke. Mom was flying to England to see her mother when it happened, but she caught … Continue reading FAMILY AND SUPPORT

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

THE ADJUSTMENT

Prior to the stroke, I lived a fast-paced and active lifestyle. I worked on the railroad as a signals and communication maintainer. I played soccer once a week and would go to the gym every morning just before I started work. On top of that, I had a busy social life and would occasionally enjoy … Continue reading THE ADJUSTMENT

WHAT CHANGED

  As I regained consciousness after the surgery, I noticed I had surgical staples on my stomach and head. I had no clue what had happened up until the doctor informed me that I’d had a stroke, which I did not take seriously or understand the severity of at the time.   I was awake … Continue reading WHAT CHANGED