February 19, 2013

Two Years of Lady Bren

    Saturday, February 19, 2011 Lady Bren was created.  I am not talking about the blog but rather my alternate personality, Lady Bren.  You see it was two years ago today that I had a stroke.
     I am not quite sure what a mental health professional would say about that statement but to quote Rhett Butler, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn".  Lady Bren and her world (don't you love the third person I'm using) was born due to my inability to talk.  There's little that is more frustrating than going through a difficult experience and not being able to share it.  While my voice did return within a few days I then had the glorious opportunity to live in a rehabilitation facility learning how to walk, eat and perform other basic life skills.  While I was never much of a writer previously I could always recognize a good story when I was living it.
   Outside of the occasional moments of aphasia I don't believe there are any tell tale signs that I am a stroke survivor.  I know that my family still "watches" me with concern during stressful times for warning signs of a stroke and I'm not sure they'll ever stop. I wish I could assure them that I'll never have a stroke again but we all know no one can make that promise.
    So I am going to leave you with 2 things.....
  1. Links.  These are some of the more amusing reflections on my recovery:
  2. The ability to become a Stroke Hero by knowing the warning signs and acting F.A.S.T


  1. Lady Bren sounds like a tough lady. I am moved by this story and glad you found your voice again.

  2. @ Thank you for your kind words :)


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