I awoke on the floor not sure how I got there. Something is wrong I kept telling myself. Trying to get up and yelling help but no words are coming out of mouth. I woke up again in the hospital. Stroke, stroke, stroke keep trying to understand, me I had stroke? The stroke changed my life. I was a vibrant, self-assured woman and woman who was independent. In the prime of my life I ended up disabled and trying to put the pieces of my life back together.
This transition took me to the brink of the abyss. Going through the darkness of the uncertain to the light that shine so brightly in my life now. I had to come to grips that the old person will never be again. This new me has had the time to really work on all of the pain and disappointments that was in my life before the stroke. Having a stroke allowed me to become more spiritual, compassionate and to not take things so seriously. Now, I have time to go back to school, sit and watch my Granddaughter grow, to spend time in meditation and to just be. If it were not for this blessing, I would not be the loving, caring, determined woman, I am now. My plans are to get my Master's degree in Psychology so I might be of help to my fellows travelers on this road called life.