My Stroke Story
Two weeks after my 30th birthday, I suffered a brain stroke on my right side of the brain, affecting all of my left body side.
I had fallen asleep with a huge headache but didn't bother to alert anyone.
When I woke up after 20 days of coma and brain surgery, I had to relearn common things to me: My speech was affected a bid and I couldn't walk nor move my left arm.
My youth helped me to face psychologists and doctors just to find a reason for such an early stroke.
While I was searching for an answer and searching for a new belief since patients usually lose their faith in God, I was determined to face this situation.I was given by the universe the Venezuelan humor and the German discipline.My family stood by my side.
Today after 15 years of rehabilitation I thank the Universe for this stroke that helped me value the little things in life: an icecream, music, a sunset, a child's smile.I've gained 90 % of my life back.Firstly I cook, I bath myself, I have sex (plenty), I play piano (with both hands), I sing (less nice as before since the doctors damaged my vocal strings after the breathing hose).I travel everywhere, I drive and I have three (3) dogs!...and a new boyfriend who loves me unconditionally.
I still go to the swimming therapies and horse therapies (my favorites).I haven't reached my 100 % rehabilitation yet, but hope never dies.I know.I found the answer in myself and the universe has given me spare time to rehabilitate....time is all there is...