This is an image of my brain. The dark spot on the right side is the blood clot.
It was six months ago I had my stroke. I am so blessed my family was with me in Iowa when it happen. My sister, Jaclyn, and her family canceled their trip to the mountains and headed to Iowa to be with me. Jaclyn did an awesome job keeping everybody updated on my Facebook. My brother Matt was on point from the start making sure my folks were taken care of and work was notified. I had to take the majority of the summer off from work to recover. I am so thankful to my parents that help provide financial support as I did not get paid from work. I am thankful for my sister and a couple of my coworkers who are able to donate leave time to cover some of the hours I was gone.
On a daily basis people ask me, "how are you doing?" I answer, "tired." I forget words and thoughts, my memory sometimes is forgetful, sometimes I struggle to spell simple everyday words, and I have to concentrate when I write. Even with all of that, I am happy to be here.