You may find it helpful and encouraging to read our stroke survivor stories, particularly if you have shared some of the experiences and are able to identify with emotions, feelings and issues raised. Knowing that you are not alone and that other people are also reclaiming their lives after stroke can help reduce feelings of isolation. It can also be useful to read about different coping strategies that other younger stroke survivors have used.
People often find that writing their story can be difficult but it can also be a cathartic and positive process, as it can help in reaching acceptance and moving forward.
If you would like to share your story, please email us. You are welcome to include photos and also a contact email address if you’d like people who read your story to be able to get in touch.
Sarah Gray 456 days. It's been 456 days.... But 7 days ago I joined this group and since then have been reading your posts. I've read months worth to get an understanding of the different ways you have all been affected by this stoke, the world I now live in. So 456 days ago at [...]
Lydia Galvin, mother of two and professional body piercer suffered a stroke last year aged just 33. Here she shares her survivor story. " I always thought strokes were for older people. I'm fairly active and I have 2 boys aged 9 & 13 who keep me busy. I have had several surgeries but recovered [...]
I was just about to turn 33 when I had my stroke. My wife had just left me and I had to move back into my parents house, leaving mine and my children's home and watching everything I had built up over 10 years being thrown in a van as rubbish. I had been [...]
Stuart Tattersley Stuart Tattersley's life was turned upside down when he suffered a stroke at just 28. The father from Halifax, was paralysed down the right side of his body, suffered memory loss and lost part of his vision. "Almost 9 years ago, when I was just 28 years old. I suffered a major stroke [...]
Clare Page I was 50 and very happy until I had a stroke on 12th march 2015, I was a top project manager in print and mail spending a lot of my time working in Dublin. I was also training for the London marathon for Alzheimer’s UK as mum has Alzheimer's and it was [...]
Amit Amin I'm 36 and work in Corporate Banking for Barclays as a Relationship Manager. One morning I woke up at about 2am feeling hot and bothered, got up to visit the loo and I just fell over. I managed to get myself to the spare room and stand in the window before falling asleep [...]