My stroke was my own fault! Check your blood pressure, manage your diet! Did I do these things before the stroke? No. So the result was, in retrospect, entirely predictable. Who knew I had diabetes, high blood pressure? My systolic BP was in the mid to high 200's ehen I arrived at the ER. Excellent care at the three hospitals I was sent to probably limited the damage.
The stroke wiped out my peripheral vision, and my ability to read (aphasia). As a former IT tech (my other pre-stoke job), I use technology to compensate for my deficiencies.
Now, I manage my risk factors aggresively. I walk four miles a day, do brain training games and exercises, eat smartly, and othersise take care of me. I am able to mainint a positive outlook because it could have been so much worse.
For over 30 years we have been the trusted source for free resources and education to the stroke community. Together, we empower survivors and their circle of care to thrive after stroke. Make your tax-deductible donation today to support the growing needs of the stroke community.