Seven years ago, I had brain AVM rupture at work. The next few months were spent in the hospital after embolization, in therapy learning to walk/talk and recovering from brain surgery. I felt my mind was rebooted like a computer. Although i can fool most of the people most of the times, i still am very aware of my deficits. I wanted to let the newbies know, there is hope. I know how scary it is to be in this situation and i looked to this site when diagnosed. Take it one day at a time. By now, I’ve recovered all there is to recover. Next week, I’m flying by myself to Vienna and will be there for 9 days. They will attribute my trouble communicating, not as aphasia but in not knowing German. Wish me luck and hope you all get good news from now on. I’m rooting for you… Mari
Thank you for sharing your story: it’s great to hear from you! I hope you have a great time in Vienna and, as you say, you might spend a little time with a veil drawn over your aphasia! Nice idea.
I also want to say “happy birthday”!
Very best wishes for Thanksgiving,
Mari - Thanks so much for sharing! Post like yours give me the courage to keep on pushing on. I admire your flying to Vienna. Although my rupture is 5 years old and I too have some residual deficits, I’m not quite ready to fly yet, but I will one day. Have a great trip. You deserve it.
I completely understand the issue with people understanding my situation. The world (especially my wife) sees or thinks that i am back to normal but the struggle to become the old me is real. My head smd emotional inside is a wreck. Things r new and im learning to live with the new me. We take one step at a time and love r life looking for the positive. Keep it up.
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