Saturday, February 23, 2013


It has been a long time since I wrote anything on this blog. This time it is going to be even harder to write. Not figuratively because I don't know what to write, but literally. It is literally a chore to communicate.

On November 9, 2012, I had a stroke.

Not because I was in poor health, but because I fell down the stairs which dissected my carotid artery. Subsequent I found out that my artery had a defect called, FMD, which caused a stroke. There is nothing I can do about the diagnosis for FMD since there is no cure.

For the stroke, the left part of my brain that controls communication and memory was damaged. This is what I meant at the beginning of this post and why this is literally a chore to communication. It has been a long time of rehabilitation to learn again to speak, write and read and I'm just starting to get better each day. So far I'm getting better about more complicated books, reply emails, quick texts, etc. to that I can be part of the human race again. The fact that I'm able to even write these paragraphs is a huge feat. (I'm proud!)

It has taken me about 2 hours to pull these thoughts on this post and I'm really tired. Make a long story short, part of my rehabilitation I need to practice writing and reading and visualizing my world each day.

Self-Portrait: Convalescence

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Katie- you are such a strong woman and I admire you for your courage and strength. I know you will make a full recovery, it will just take time and a LOT of hard work. Prayers coming your way as always!