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shdowdncrfae, January 30,  2021  10:25pm EST

Survived.. Now what?

In September 2018, I had a received a medication for migraines that resulted in a brain bleed leading to a hemorrhagic stroke. I was 33. I had a full time job, was the primary "bread winner", and my daughter was only 3 at the time. She was the one who found me. Long story made short, I went through a lot of therapy. I have ataxia, aphasia, and right side was affected. I still have little use of my right arm, and my leg is only about 75%. I can walk, that's about the extent of my progress with the leg.. Mentally, I'm ready to go back to work. Physically I'm not. It is a process just to get myself and my daughter ready for the day. Disability is a mess, I got rejected.

It is a struggle every day, but I am going to keep at it. I'm doing physical therapy myself. I was married, but the hemorrhage destroyed the marriage. With struggling to communicate, the marriage fell apart. I still have trouble with speech, but writing isn't a problem. 

If anyone has similar experiences, or just want to share yours, please respond 

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    AHAModerator, January 31,  2021  3:55pm EST

    Hello there,

    You have been through a great deal and I am really glad you've chosen to reach out to the Support Network for advice. Your determination and persistence are admirable! I'd like to share some resources with you on Life After Stroke and on the Effects of Stroke. Please know that you are not alone and that we are here to help you through this time.

    Please keep us updated on your progress!

    Best Wishes,

    AHA Moderator

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