At age 43ingood health I suffered a massive stroke while sleeping. I spent 2 weeks in I C U and 12 weeks in a rehah Hospital.In the hospital my weight dropped from 290pounds to 215 pounds.
My name is Shemaqua in Shawnee; aka Don Warden.
I am a four year survivor, I'm involved in two stroke groups. I've keep going on and on to try improve my disabilities.I've had brain surgery to clamp another anyursm in Oct.2009.
As a Speech Pathologist, I experienced a hemmorhagic stroke in 1992. Following rehab, I returned to my job in the schools 6 mo. post stroke until my retirement in 2001.
I would also like to nominate Julie Dominik OT/L and Susan Hundley PT. I am a speech pathologist. The three of us have facilited and organzied our local support group for the last 16 years.
I have been a registered nurse for 29 years. 22 of those years I spent working in critical care. I took care of many stroke patients but never expected to be one myself.
My name is Sonia Reid I am a registered nurse who is currently managing a Stroke Unit at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.
Brooke started our Stroke Program at Doylestown Hospital and she performs as the Stroke Coordinator, seeing stroke patients and educating them as to their disease and patient specific discharge ins
My husband Bill is a 39 year old stroke survivor. He had the stroke on July 14, 2010. Having survived the stroke was only half the battle. Each day is a struggle. Bill walks, but with a cane.
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