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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
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Tracey E.
Tracey E.
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Babe & Jean
Babe & Jean
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Emily D.
Emily D.
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Valerie G-S
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The devastation of Stroke on my life

I had just turned 40 a couple of months ago. My life was exactly where I wanted it to be. I finally had a job I loved, got divorced and moved into my own place in a beautiful city.  When bam!  One day as I was preparing for...

work as usual, I fell to the floor and could not get up. At the time, I couldn't understand why but it was later revealed that I had had a stroke and the entire left side of my body was paralyzed. I struggled on the floor for 3 hours before I could get to a phone to call for help!  That was surely the worst day of my life.  Things only deteriorated from there. Here I am more than six years later, still tryin to "come to grips" with the devastating effects of the stroke on my life.... TBC

 

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