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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
Survivor

Tyler S-A.
Tyler S-A.
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Larissa B.
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Heather H.
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Elinor

Elinor
Elinor

Stroke Survivor

I had a stroke on May 1, 2010. I couldn't talk (Elinor was experiencing aphasia). I spent a month in the hospital and a rehab center. Somehow I learned to say "thank you" for all the help I was getting. A surgeon described surgery on my carotid and I told him "thank you". I ordered my meals by pointing to the menu. Finally, I came back home to my assisted living apartment. A home care speech therapist came twice a week to teach me to talk. I learned to say words but when she said Medicare not continue paying for home visits, she gave me references so I could learn to say sentences. While I didn't have any luck finding a new therapist, I taught myself to write on a computer and had some articles published.

Learn more about what Elinor experienced by having aphasia after her stroke.

 

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