I was a Certified Rehabilitation Nurse before retiring . I suddenly found myself the patient, after a catastrophic event that left me with strokes on both sides of my brain and not physically well enough to qualify for outpatient physical therapy for over a year. I found myself as the patient who did not recognize the body I was in or the mind that was in my body. Each year brought a new challenge, illness, discovery, TIA/ stroke event and many different types of therapy for years. Without God’s grace and mercy I know I would not be alive today.
Even though the recovery has been long, I am excited today that we moved to the country. I love nature and enjoy taking pictures. Sharing the world as I see it, is what I want to do with pictures and poems. I hope that writing poems about stroke recovery, or for individual people and situations will help me share my love for people, nature and God’s love for everyone.