What were you doing on October 12th 2012?
Well, I can tell you what I did because I had a massive stroke that day
while out of the city (NYC)for my job.
I was found unresponsive and very near death by a cleaning woman in my hotel bathroom.
I was then rushed to the very hospital I was working for.
Below Photo: In Wilson Hospital of New york in ICU
Seven blood clots,many cat scans,a med flight, and a few surgeries later here I am in present day time. It has been a year and a half of recovery from my personal war in a hospital in upstate New York (Wilson Hospital).
A team of healthcare professionals worked tirelessly to save me while I was surrounded by my family and friends praying to God for my life to be spared.
Against the odds it was spared and I survived.
I was flown to University of Michigan Hospital where I remained for 64 days
in in- patient rehab. My Father and I during the medflight on Kalitta Air. (above)I relearned how to walk again and built up my strength As well as re-learning things like reading,writing,reasoning,and conversation skills with speech&language therapists.
It has been an unimaginable journey and it still continues.
Now I have another “go-around.”
This time I am not only smarter and more determined but also know how to go about things better,I’m thankful for that.
In conclusion, this has certainly highlighted the fragility and beauty of life for me.
At an all too young age, I have suffered what some do in very old age.
This has led me to appreciate different things.
As well as meet a slew of special people along the way.
Today I’m sitting at a beautiful new desk and typing on a new computer.
I still have physical problems and work to do.
However I know it will get better and continues to.
The world may think I’ve “lost.”
I beg to differ,I’ve gained more than most.