Lea L.


I am a four year survivor, and I'm involved in two stroke groups. I've keep going on and on to try and improve my disabilities. I've had brain surgery to clamp another aneurysm in October 2009. My surgeon said I was his worst patient, but that did not stop me. I started doing exercises before I should have just to recover sooner. That idea backfired, and I then had fluid on my brain.

So, by doing as I was supposed to, I recovered. I'm planning on writing a book on my ups and downs of being a stroke survivor, not a victim. I think the more people that know of strokes, the less there will be. As I know, it can happen to anyone at any age, no matter if you have all of the reasons to be a candidate for a stroke or not. I didn't and still had a stroke at 48 years old. It would be easy to take the backseat and let my disabilities take over my life, but instead I am still fighting back and trying new things all the time. Which is one reason I have a broken foot, which is healing.

I have a lot to be thankful for, and love to be a spokesperson for stroke survivors.


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