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Posted by Nancy
on March 03, 2000 at 09:32:23:
In Reply to: 36 Year-Old Stroke Survivor/Getting Better posted by Kim Morgan on February 15, 2000 at 21:12:24:
You are not alone. I've experienced the frustration of attending groups made up of older folks--many well beyond any hope of getting better. One man I met looked like I did 6 months post stroke. I asked him how long ago he had his stroke and he said "18 years!" I'm 43, 3.5 years out and still improving. I know there are lots of us out there who have lots to say and lots of useful info to share. I don't want to talk about social security...I want to discuss with someone in the same situation things like "How do you feel when people say how great you look?" or "How does it make you feel when you realize most people have forgotten about your stroke (because of the way you look) when you can't yet go a day without being aware of it! I'm thinking of starting my own group, too (in the Boston area). I bet groups start-up and fade out all the time. I can envision a group so stimulating that people will look forward to each session! I think the most useful feature of any group is that the coordinator be a person who has had a stroke. As hard as people try, I honestly believe one can't really understand unless he/she has been there. Feel free to E-mail me.
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