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Sade M
A Survivor

At the time I was 23 years old. After having my daughter November 2, 2012, less than a week after she was born I became ill from pneumonia. My right lung completely filled with fluid and, the left was on its way there also. It was about nine o’clock when I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath and the only thing I could...

Lea M
A Survivor

The day before Thanksgiving is always a busy day and this past year, 2014, was no different. I had a day of cooking and prepping for our family get together ahead of me.

Lucy A
A Survivor

Bloody pushchair, I thought as I puffed my way up Winchester high street, hot and bothered disapointed with my one purchase , a Paperchase birthday card.

Carol G
A Survivor

It began with the headaches that initially f

Megan M
A Survivor

Immediately after my stroke, my vocal chords were paralyzed and I was unable to swallow at all. I had a tracheotomy for 2 months and a peg tube [a tube used for feeding] for 10 months.

Henry F
A Survivor

My life has been greatly affected by dysphagia after I had my stroke. Everywhere I go, everywhere I am, I’m always choking on my own saliva. People say to me, “May we help you?

John M
A Survivor

Hi.  My name is "Mitch", and I suffered my three strokes on or about December 28, 2009, after a triple bypass operation went bad.  I started a blog at:

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