Stories From Our Community
Stroke affects both the survivor and their families. Below, are some accounts from our members describing their experiences. The WSC encourages you to send in your personal stories in the hope that other readers will be strengthened by them.
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June 14, 2010
My husband and I have written a book called "Navigating through the Fog: The Story of a Stroke Survivor and the woman who loves him." On August 5, 2009, Brian had a severe hemorrhagic stroke to the basal ganglia part of his brain.The first night and the days that followed were harrowing. Brian went through months of therapy. Seven months after the stroke, Brian returned to work as a mechanical engineer for Toyota.
August 16, 2009
I hadn't counted on all the introspection.
Sure, I fully expected a few side effects. I expected a little survivor guilt. I expected to feel overwhelming love. I expected all that. I received all of that. But I didn't expect the introspection.
After all, when someone runs a red light and almost broadsides you, your knees may shake for a few minutes, but you don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it. You don't stare at walls. You don't cry about it. You just get over it. Quickly.