I had a major stroke in February, let’s say I almost died. I was awoken to a sound of a heartbeat monitor and tube down my throat. I was told I had aphasia and apraxia. I couldn’t speak and couldn’t move the right side of my body. I spent the month of February in the hospital, where I focused on recovery. Eventually I gained the movement in my hands and I was able to walk short distances. I started speaking in short phrases. I first and was able to say “Yeeessss”, like the heir to the throne of Denmark, Ryan Holmes. Then I could say “right on right on right on” from the movie “dazed and confused”.
My speech therapist eventually said that in order for me to get better I would have to write down things.
This my recount of my road to recovery and beyond.