Angy Talbot – Life Reflection - One Year After Stroke
Just weeks after being diagnosed with a heart condition, Angy Talbot suffered a major stroke in November, 2018. Today, this Early Childhood Teacher and mother, is thankful for her recovery.
I’m grateful today, I’m a survivor!❤️
It’s hard to believe a year ago, my world was turned upside down. I recall at the time not having any fear. I was more concerned that my daughter was fed lunch before we left for the hospital than my left arm being paralyzed. I also remember before going into surgery to have the blood clot removed from my brain, looking at my husband and saying jokingly, “Don’t let them take out anything extra!” I now understand when humans are going through an unexpected major health crisis, our minds don’t always comprehend endangerment. I assume that can be an advantage. If we let the fear take over, I don’t believe we could manage it. It’s difficult to grasp when in the moment of survival, the possibility of death. But on the other hand, we need to recognize when we are at risk so we can get the treatment we need for survival- luckily my family took on that urgency for me.
It’s also challenging in life living in such a fast pace world, to find balance or to take time to be grateful for each day. I remember seeing a beautiful play called, Our Town. There was a scene when the main character, a young woman who has recently died is remembering all the things she loved about life, including the smell of freshly brewed coffee. She goes onto say, “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?” Sometimes I believe surviving scary moments can later open our eyes to all the wonders around us. The key is to be thankful for all of life’s blessings big and small! Including, the huge pile of laundry waiting for you!
Thank you to my family and friends for all their love and support! I’m grateful to have each and every one of them in my life!!💕