Sunday, February 01, 2015

Lack of Posts to due a Brain Blood Clot

In July 2014, I had a blood clot to the brain (stroke).  I have been recovering for 6 months.  I couldn't speak, lost mobility in my right side (leg, arm), and lost vision in my right eye.  Even still, I was very lucky! 

I have aphasia and apraxia.  I am talking now, but it's a process.  I am starting to feel again in my right side.  I started spinning consistently in Nov 2014.  I spin 4-5 times a week, and I lost 25 lbs (and still losing).  Last week, my doctor said I was cleared to fly, sit for my driver's evaluation, and start lifting weights!  I go to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy 6 hours a day for 5 days a week.

As part of my recovery, Jay's mother taught me how to sew (Dec 2014). She is a sewing master, and I was thrilled to learn from her. Even though I am new, I am hooked! I have athletic frame and store bought pants, jeans, and dresses are problematic for me. I started sewing blog.  I love vintage dresses, skirts, and workout clothes. For now, I am working to create a personal wardrobe for spring and summer, with quality and pride, and gain sewing skills.

1 comment:

R. W. said...

Wow. I have never heard of you before. I just randomly ended up at your blog while searching for info on kettlebells. You are so brave! To remain positive, and keep posting, after suffering a stroke, is just about the most courageous thing I have ever seen! I hope you keep posting, so others can learn from your triumph over adversity. You are truly beautiful, inside and out. I wish you a complete recovery, and the happiest of lives. You have certainly earned it. Rock on, FitGirl-ATX !!!