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Sheila H.


Good Morning to All!!!

I am so happy to find a group that understands what I am going through!!!

I am 42 yo and I had a stroke starting December 29, 2013. The reason why I said starting is because it is a process. It just did not happen in one day. It was over a series of days for a week! I was a writer and a tutor. The stroke happened on the left side of my brain and affected the physical right side. I could not walk, talk, lost my sight, think, write, and lost my memory. This was and still is a very difficult time. Thank God for two of my cousins who took care of me for a few months until I went back home. I also lost 30 pounds in 5 months. I don't have anything to do now so I work out all the time and I love it! I can write not be not like I used to. It took me a while to come this far. One of the most frustrating things is that fact that no one understands the fact that I can barely read and write among other things. Yes, now you can look at me and say I am fine but I am not. There is no such thing as a little or a big stroke. They are all damaging in some way either on the surface or below.  I never complain and I do alot without any help. People need to take having a stroke seriously because it
can happen to ANYONE!!

This picture happened 3 days after leaving the hospital and 5 months later.


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