Hey blogger friends. Most of you are aware that my disability stems from a hemorrhagic stroke I suffered back in November, 2011 secondary to a ruptured brain aneurysm. I believe I also mentioned that during brain surgery to repair the damage, I also suffered an ischemic stroke.
I wanted to remind you all that May is National Stroke Awareness Month. A lot of people are under the assumption that strokes mostly happen to the elderly. That couldn’t be further from the truth!
Only 46 at the time I had mine, I’ve lost people close to me even younger. Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age – even in utero. Educate yourselves.
I was lucky; I got to live. I won’t lie. It’s been no joy ride, that’s for sure. If you can lower your risk factors for stroke, do it.
Don’t go through what I’m going through, and so many others like myself are going through if you can help it.
Granted, sometimes it happens to the healthiest of people with no rhyme nor reason, and that makes this especially disturbing.
There is a lot of information out there for individuals on helping lower stroke and heart disease risk. Once you become one of ‘us’, a survivor, then there’s not so much. That’s why many of us come together and help each other figure out ways to help ourselves.
That being said, I hope you all have a great day.