You are here

Sharon M.

May 26, 2015

I am ... A Survivor

In the fall of 2009, I experienced numbness in the left side of my face, left arm and leg.  I had a slight facial droop, with occasional droop at the edge of the left side of my mouth.  I experienced weakness in my left hand and leg, and extreme fatigue after short periods of walking.  I was diagnosed with a right pontine infarction.  Since that time, I have lost fifteen pounds, work to control my cholesterol, exercise frequently and attempt to maintain a positive attitude.  I am on Aggrenox and will continue this for my life time.  I did have a period of repeated TIAs in May 2010, but these have resolved.  In May, I took a leave of absence for six weeks from work.  I work 45+ hrs weekly in an administrative role.  With a stroke, you experience a loss for yourself, living with an inner fear of loss of function. I had to slowly one-half mile at a time regain my strength and take control of my life. I am a nurse and I am a stroke survivor.

Find a Support Group


Get Involved


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.