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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
Survivor

Lori K.
Lori K.
Survivor

Liane W.
Liane W.
Survivor

Richard H.
Richard H.
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Rebecca D.


Healthcare Professional & Survivor

I am an occupational therapist (OT) who specialized in stroke rehab and continued my education by having a stroke in 2004. A small army of therapists, friends and family made it possible for me to live alone in my own home. Problem solving never ends because I walk with a leg brace and cane, have impaired balance, regained only partial use of my hemiplegic hand, and have slurred speech and trouble finding words when I'm tired or stressed.

Being a stroke survivor, an OT and a caregiver has given me a mission to share what seeing all three perspectives has taught me. Four months ago I joined a small community of stroke survivors who blog. I enjoy reading about how other stroke survivors deal with daily challenges. Reading and responding to comments on my blog at homeafterstroke.blogspot.com makes it easier for me to deal with problems I didn't learn about as an OT.

 

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