TUES., MARCH 16 WAS MY 6 YR. STROKE-A-VERSARY. THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO AFTER IS THE HARDEST EMOTIONALLY. I’M SO GRATEFUL THOSE YEARS ARE OVVER, & THAT I’VE SURVIVED THEM, AS WELL AS BEYOND THEM! AT TIMES, RECOVERY MAY SEEM LIKE IT’S NOT HAPPENING BUT IT IS. IT CAN’T BE MEASURED IN WEEKS OR MONTHS BUT YEARS.
“But while changes happen around us and to us, what really matters is what happens inside us—the way we cherish loved ones after the loss of a family member, the way we look at life after the birth of a baby, the way we treat strangers after we’ve lived in an unfamiliar place. These are all aspects of our true identity that seem to manifest themselves most clearly after life-changing events.” “Who Are You?”, Music and the Spoken Word
THIS YEAR I WAS NOT MOPING — I’VE DECIDED THIS IS MORE A FAMILY “HOLIDAY,” & WAS FOCUSING ON HOW FAMILY LIFE CHANGED 4 US ALL 6 YRS., AGO
I 4GOT WHO SAID THIS ON MY STROKE GROUP, BUT IT RINGS SO TRUE: “Life can still be good after having a stroke. You will Never once again be as you were before as something will always remain but that does not mean give up cause there is no hope left anymore. If you want your life back YOU will have to work very hard to regain as much of it back as possible. “
AS 1 WHO LIKES 2 CELEBRATE HER HOLIDAYS, THAT MEANS I WAS HANGING OUT W/FAMILY. WE HAD PLANS 4 A ZOO, BUT IT RAINED, SO WE SAW A MOVIE, WALKED THE MALL, & JUST ENJOYED EACH OTHERS COMPANY.