As a stroke survivor, we don’t have the luxury to sleep until we are really sick. Especially when it is cold outside. Our bodies get achy, stiff, and with some of us, quite painful or sore. Luckily, for me, aquatic therapy, acupuncture, yoga and chiropractic therapy along with eating healthy has helped me not to feel the painful effects of stroke. Of course, I cannot move as well and fast as I did before the stroke, but I am moving and walking. However, I must move every day. I have found that after four hours of any type of activity my body stops cooperating and my brain stops thinking. So, I must do at least four hours of something every day. I try to do a combination of things and for the most part, I make a schedule for myself even if it’s arts and crafts or something to keep me ‘movin’.
I try to make whatever activity or exercise fun and enjoyable. I attempt to be around people who are like-minded, and I make new friends. I got rid of the old naysayers and I try my best to enjoy my life. I remember someone saying to me when I first had the stroke that “a stroke is just a reset of your life’ if you were blessed enough to make it through, enjoy it”. So, I accept this reset even though I get tired and keep it movin!
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My name is Trazana A. Staples! I had a Stroke!
I Am a Stroke Survivor! I Am a Phoenix Rising!