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With this weblog I hope to express the feelings, experiences and lessons learnt after a stroke. Mostly it’s how I feel, but there are lessons here for everyone – family, caregivers, physiotherapists, doctors. I want to be able to help anyone who visits with insights and thoughts, but mostly with hope. Dalip

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  1. Hi Dalip,

    Just dropped by your blog and I sympathized with your experience. I have heard and seen how stroke can dramatically changed a person’s life.

    Though I may not fully understand what you are going through, I believe it can still be a good turning point for you – searching for higher meaning and looking deeper and beyond the physical world.

    For every seemingly bad situation, there is an equally good dimension to it. We just need to go search for it.

    God bless you.

    Hazel

  2. Hi Hazel,
    Thank you for visiting the blog. Do please keep coming back. I will keep adding to the site, but I would also welcome more than just comments. If you have any suggestions, thoughts, comments, ideas on the subject of stroke, heart attack, coping with disablement, advice forfamily members, etc. please put them on the blog. After all that’s what it’s here for, to hopefully become a forum where others can pool their wisdom and knowledge to help anyone afflicted by a stroke.
    Have a happy New Year and God bless you too
    Dalip

  3. Happy New Year Dalip. I would love to share your blog with my clients in my Acute Rehab Unit here in Los Gatos, California. Thank you for sharing your journey and continuing to be an inspiration to others who need to hear there is life after stroke.
    Pam Conlon-Sandhu RN, CRRN, BSN

    • Thank you Pam
      My brother writes this blog by hand and I administer and upload his material as well as some pieces sourced from the Internet. It would encourage him greatly to know that this blog is helping to spread the hope that with determination – and much encouragement from friends and family – there is a life and more than that, a purpose to it, after a stroke.
      Thanks again

      • Thank you for this blog Dalip. I am a three year stroke survivor; one of the lucky ones who received only a moderate amount of damage. If I was to offer any advice it would be to never ever give up and keep pushing ahead. As long as you are headed in the right direction; you will eventually get to your destination. A physiotherapist with over twenty-five years experience with stroke survivors told me that most people are content to sit at home watching television and then are disappointed to not be making any progress in their recovery. Another physiotherapist with just as much experience told me that all movement can be improved on; so just keep doing something like a simple flexing exercise over and over again and you will be surprised at the results. A wise and wealthy man once told me,”the main thing is keep pushing ahead.” I find these words to be very appropriate for the situation we survivors face where the path before us is a constant incline. Thanks again Dalip.
        Gord S.,
        Vancouver, Canada

  4. I am glad to have discovered your site, Dalip. I came across it quite by accident while I was researching to see if “The Clock Struck One” had already been used as the title for a short story (I’m a freelance writer). Coincidentally, my wife of fifty-four years had just had a stoke, so I bookmarked your blog for future reading. It will be the first anniversary of that event in just a few days, and we have both learned a great deal during the past year. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks for your comments and for visiting. I am the admin and Dalip’s sister. Our sister (who has since passed away) and I encouraged Dalip to write this blog as a means of therapy. It has helped him a lot. Unfortunately he hasn’t been writing as much any more.

  5. Thank you for the time and effort you have put into collating this information. As a recent stroke survivor I happened across your blog and have found it informative. I hope you are well.

    • Thank you for visiting and for your comments. I shall pass this message on to my brother, Dalip, on whose behalf I had set up this blog. He is better in some ways, but it was a massive stroke and he has still not gained either sensation or viable use of his left side. But, counting our blessings, he is reasonably coherent in speech, has not lost his cognitive abilities nor his dry sense of humour.
      Thank you again for visiting


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