Archive | June, 2012

Stroke Happens: A Resource for Survivors, Caretakers and Loved Ones

13 Jun

Welcome to Stroke Happens, a resource for anyone who has been affected by stroke. If you are a stroke survivor or a caretaker, like I am, or if you are a loved one of someone who has suffered a stroke, I hope this blog will provide you with information and inspiration.

Stroke happened to me August 31, 2007, when I woke up to find my husband, Chuck, mute and paralyzed. He went to bed himself and woke up a different person, in effect. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, we had started out on a journey that would prove to be painful, arduous, and frustrating.

Along the way, I learned many things only after I really needed the information. My goal in this blog is to provide answers to questions that the reader hasn’t asked yet. I want other stroke survivors and their caretakers to avoid the obstacles I faced. I also want to offer support to those who are dealing with stroke and its aftermath, to show that happiness is possible even after the most dramatic losses imaginable.

I hope you will find this website informative, entertaining, and helpful. Thanks for reading.

Laura A. Garren

Self Portrait. By Chuck Linnell

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