Diary of my career, my stroke

1st Sept 2016- installment one

“What does not kill you makes you stronger- A decade on”

This is me, exactly a decade on from having a “brain attack”. I am indeed a stroke survivor, I have survived the life threatening blood clot in my brain. I survived the agonising separation from my family and most of all my 2 week old baby girl as I spent approx. 5 weeks apart each night whilst I was in hospital. I survived the endless questions in my head of: Why me? Will I die? Will I have another stroke? Will I be able to be the mother I want to be for my children? And as time passed Will I mange to work again?

Despite this I feel I am a better person, a physio who truly understands some of the “trauma” my patients experience and so connect with them. It felt odd to treat patients like myself and took a while to get my head round it, but now I use my insight and can thank my luck stars I am out the other side. Its now my time to give to others and my profession helps me to do this.

Luckily for me the answers are now clear. I am a survivor, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a teacher, a colleague. It was not without struggle and doubt, I was lucky as I had all the love one person needs from my family and friends, I thank god for them all.

I love my life!

Decade on my story

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    • “I noticed my son never had very good balance and used to fall over a lot. I saw GP and local CDC who assured me nothing wrong. But I knew his balance and gait wasn’t quite right.

      —Charlotte Barker

    • “Pam assisted in treating my 8 year old daughter who has a weakness in her left side due to a stroke when she was 18 months old.

      My daughter was struggling to ride her bike as her left foot kept coming off the pedals and her left  grip wasn’t strong enough to hold the bike straight.After an initial assessment with Pam and then a number of exercises performed and then followed up at home with an exercise plan,

      —Roisin Currie