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Changing Expectations: Becoming a Grandmother

Written by Toni Arfaras Toni and her granddaughter I’m sitting here, writing this, with a tinge of sadness as the effects of my stroke force me to confront another aspect of the expectations of how I thought my life would play out and what the reality is. I know that regardless of whether you’ve had a stroke or not we all have to modify such thoughts and actions and that COVID, and the...

Advocacy in hospital – gaining the confidence to speak up

Rebecca Schmidt-Lachlan

Written by Rebecca Schmidt-Lachlan, Altered Abilities How did I get through this?  Let’s be honest, nobody wants to spend time in a hospital for more than even one night. Unfortunately, it does occur more often than not…. especially when a stroke occurs. If you’re lucky it may be as short as a week for a minor stroke if things bounce back fairly...