By sharing their day-to-day experiences we hope that these blogs will inspire and encourage other younger stroke survivors in their recovery. Finding out that other people are facing similar difficulties can help reduce feelings of isolation, and you might pick up some good tips and coping strategies.
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We Don’t Need Words – An insight into the mind of a stroke survivor’s wife
My name is Grace and I am 29 years old. My husband Finn had a stroke when he was 43 and has been left with significant aphasia.He struggles to express himself using words – both verbal and written – but also struggles to understand what others are trying to say to him.
“Before I got unwell I had a completely normal day and I just went to bed one night and woke up in hospital! I spent my 30th birthday here and it just didn’t and still doesn’t feel real.
I couldn’t work as a solicitor again. “
Tim had a Stroke
Tim had a stroke aged 42 in early March 2004. He had 2 strokes that morning. He hopes to update his blog monthly!
Becki had a stroke on 27 February 2011 at the age of 21. She has just graduated from Brighton University.
Anita had a stroke aged 34. Since surviving her stroke in 2005 she is now looking forward to taking part as a crew member in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race that starts on 1 September. Her part in the race begins in January 2014.
Eddie had his stroke at a young 62. His blog is his journey since surviving his stroke in 2011. Eddie is also a Different strokes group co-coordinator for the Norwich group.
Peter had his stroke at 55. Peter hopes that his blogs give survivors hope!