By Guest Author: John Yurgens
You are not alone
After being told you had a stroke
It was scary, uncertainty abounds, what’s next?
Some may believe we are the only ones to ever experienced this
What we are slogging through, nobody could ever understand
Arrogance or ignorance? Perhaps a little of both.
We may think “I’m a strong person I can get through this!”
Although personal strength is not in question, it may prove helpful along your journey;
All need to understand the mental, emotional and physical challenges are very real.
Once we realize there are other stroke survivors, a bond can develop almost immediately, upon meeting
We are all different, each with our individual life experiences
Every stroke, rehab and Recovery is different
We face challenges, without definitions others can understand. Hang onto connections with Fellow survivors, they understand.
We had a stroke! The life we Knew no longer exists
We must all recognize we are not alone. Supporting each other anyway we can.