At 22 I just graduated college landed my first teaching job and began the next chapter of my life, or so I thought.
My name is James, I had a stroke 10 years ago. I was in the hospital for 225 days and nonverbal for 3.5 months. I was sent home in a wheel chair with only the use of my non-dominant arm.
I had a Brain Stem Stroke (Basilar Artery Occlusion) on April 29th, 2014. I was 28 years old. This is my story of what happened.
A Little Background
I have had 2 strokes..the 1st was 2003..I was 34....second ..day after my 47 birthday. .I was so angry. .because I knew what was happening.
As an airline crewmember I traveled 5-6 days a week this week was no different other than the nagging migraine & shoulder /neck pain which I assumed was just exhaustion.
March 8, 2012 was just like any other day. I had school to do with three of my kids who I home school. My oldest was a senior in high school and attended the local public high school.
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