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APHASIA IS A REALITY!!

LIFE AFTER A STROKE

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Becky Forbis
Member
Female
About Me

My stroke was Novemer 2, 2011.  I was left paralized on my right side.  With a lot of hard work and determination, I have regained the mobility and can walk without assistance.  However, the Aphasia, I suffer with everyday.


If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

Speaking


Bill Blodgety
Member
Male
About Me
I suffer my stroke 6 years ago. I was lucky I was in the gym when I had my stroke.
If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

Physical


Bill Connors
Member
Male
71 years old
About Me

I am an aphasia therapist and founder of www.aphasiatoolbox.com.  I will be presenting in Windsor to speech therapists in May and at the International Aphasia Conference in June in Montreal.  



Bob Miller
Member
Male
66 years old
About Me

Hi I had a major hemorrhagic stroke in Oct. 2006 that affected my left side. I was making great strides until I had a second stroke in March 2010. The last one is where I was affected with aphasia though I am recovering very well..

I created a stroke support site in 2008 called Strokes Suck

Our Facebook groups are our main page, Strokes Suck UK, Strokes Suck Canada, and our Caregiver page.


If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

Physical.


Brian Garner, Music Therapist Accredited
Member
Male
67 years old
About Me

I am a self-employed, professional Music Therapist Accredited living in Guelph.

I am also an Organist/ Choirmaster at a local Church.

My music therapy practice, 2NS4U MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES, takes me from Guelph to Elmira and Stoney Creek. In these locations and others in between I am working mostly with seniors, dealing with the challenges presented by physical, mental and geriatric disabilities.   I do also work with a number of people with Developmental Disabilities or physical or mental health disabilities.

 I studied Music Therapy at the University of Windsor, interned in New York. I have worked in Southwestern Ontario and this area for a number of years. For seven years, from 1999 to 2006 I worked in Richmond, Texas where I was a Music Therapist and the Music Therapy Coordinator as well as being the Chair of the Cultural Arts Programme Series.

I held organist/ choir director positions in Churches in both New York and Richmond, Texas, twenty-five miles south west of Houston.


If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

speaking


Chayphonie
Member
Female

Frank Austin
Site Owner
Male
About Me


Frank Austin/Founder
Member
Male
52 years old
About Me

If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

speak and write


Gary Gray
Member
Male
About Me

stroke survivor since 2002

I'm NOT the fastest turtle on the beach :P

I am on Facebook: Please "Friend" me

www.facebook.com/garydotgray 

Please "Like" my Facebook pages

www.facebook.com/stroke.survivor

www.facebook.com/mylifeafterstroke

Thanks! :)



If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

lost speak, got it back. Lost physical still working to recover


John
Member
Male

Kenneth Lewallen
Member
Male
56 years old

Ross Brooks
Member
Male
80 years old
About Me

Had my stroke in 2001 while having quadruple bypass surgery in London.  I have aphasia, incontinence, memory problems and cognitive problems.  I am a CA and no longer know numbers.  I used to read a lot.  I no longer can read or use the computer.  My wife is doing this for me.  I sleep a lot because of boredom.  I go to Hardy Hearts twice a week at KW hospital.  Cardiac Rehab Centre.  Physically, I am well.  I have a scrambled brain.  I was very happy to see the photo in the paper of Frank Austin and again trying to explain to the world what aphasia means.  My hearing is also affected and a hearing aid is not helping at the moment.  I am interested in talking with others with aphasia.

Thanks,



Samantha
Member
Female
About Me

I am 39 and I had my first mini stroke in May/2011. i have two small childrean and have been married for 10 years now.


If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

Mental


Scott
Member
Male
49 years old
About Me

My name is Scott McCreight, I had a stroke December 21, 2003, I was 35 years old. I am married to Stephanie, I have 3 daughters Hannah(18), Meagan(15) and Samantha(12) (I call her Lily). It was really tough for me at first. I don't have the use of my right arm and walk with a limp, but am very glad that I am alive. I have a speech capacity of about 20 words, no sentences, but I can write what I am thinking. My wife is writing this but I am very interested in joining your group. Although I still hang out with a couple of my friends, due to the fact that I cannot work, and am home alone during the day, I would really like going to your meetings and just be social. I love hockey,and Nascar, I am a car enthusiast and would still like to work on cars albeit, safely. I am reall easy going, and it takes a lot to make me mad. I have not changed much since my stroke, I have all of my memories, and am glad for that. That is about it, I love to talk about everything, and am looking forward to meeting all of you.

Thank you very much,

Scott McCreight.


If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

Speech


Teresa
Member
Female
About Me

Hello! You are to be congratulated for seeing your way through a stroke and its affects. I have been in discussion with a stroke survivor dealing with aphasia. I have a question.

Would you consider contributing your story? I am currently writing a book about health challenges and wondered if you are willing to share. Hopefulness is my focus. Please let me know what you think. I am on the level, wish to avoid harm to you, and will answer any questions you have. I look forward to hearing from you.

Teresa


If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

no stroke


Valerie
Member
Female
48 years old
About Me

I am the mother of Kevin who is 21 and Candice who is 16.  I moved back to my hometown of Merritt, BC in February 2007.  I had a major stroke in March, 2005 and am now disabled.  Unable to use my left arm and a weak left leg hasn't stopped me from living a meaningful life.  Hard work, stubbornness, a strong support team and perserverance is paying off.  I live independantly and recently found a job that is suitable for me.  To all you Stroke Survivors out there...STAY POSITIVE AND NEVER, EVER GIVE UP!



dgillies
Member
Female
47 years old

ellejay20@yahoo.com
Member
Female
About Me

If you had a stroke, what is harder, speak or physical...

Not applicable


gary stairs
Member
Male

katie moese
Member
Female
About Me

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