Prior to my stroke, I was a full-time university professor, and had a successful medical research consulting practice.
I am a medically retired forensic/clinical scientist who volunteers with my dog as a therapy dog team visiting brain injury and oncology unit children.
Our lives have changed and has given me a wake up call on how life is so precious. Being the spouse of a stroke survivor is not any easier than being the individual affected.
In September 2005, I suffered a massive brain hemorrhage, a hemorrhagic stroke.
I suffered a Cavernous Malformation hemorrhage in May of 2010 and had emergency surgery the next day and have not been the same since...
I had my stroke 5 years ago (January 17, 2006) while teaching in my classroom. I have been a special education teacher for 18+ years.
I am 44 years old, a former Marine, a police Officer and a SWAT entry team operator.
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