Choosing To Be Happy

Last Saturday marked 4 years since Finn had his stroke. It seems like a lifetime ago but also as though it was just yesterday. So much has happened since then and we're both very different people than we were back then. I do miss elements of our old lives. I miss feeling more (but not … Continue reading Choosing To Be Happy

Soap Gate

On the face of it this is a boring story about some soap...but it really highlights the impact aphasia can have on something that is otherwise just a mundane, everyday task. About a month ago my darling husband was refilling our soap dispensers. I handed him another empty dispenser and asked him to fill it … Continue reading Soap Gate

It isn’t the fall that defines you, it’s how you choose to get back up.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been doing really well but the truth is the last couple of months have seen some highs and lows for me. Selling the house has been stressful to say the least and we’re still not there yet. There have been … Continue reading It isn’t the fall that defines you, it’s how you choose to get back up.

Finn’s Aphasia Recovery – Writing

I thought it might be helpful to show you some of Finn's progress over the past 19 months in order to help show how his aphasia has affected him. This post will focus on his writing skills. The pictures below show some of the writing Finn attempted while still in Salford Royal hospital. Most of … Continue reading Finn’s Aphasia Recovery – Writing

The Realities of Life After a Stroke

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding. Kakuzo Okakura (The Book Of Tea) No-one ever said it would be easy. There were lots of reassuring messages at the time. Everyone wanted to help us feel better about the situation we had found ourselves in. They reminded me that Finn is … Continue reading The Realities of Life After a Stroke