My life changed 26 years ago today. Most people when they write that sentence...it usually means a marriage or a birth of a child. In my case, I suffered an AVM rupture and lived! Although completely paralyzed on one side...I learned to crawl...sit up and walk again.
I was lucky to have a loving family and a great support system of friends. I wish to thank them today. I could not have recovered without their help!
Crazy as it may seem...I consider the stroke a blessing. I have met many AVM Survivors via the Internet and they have become dear friends to me.
I have been able to help many physically/mentally challenged passengers on my job. I understand what it is like to stuck in a wheelchair and paralyzed.
18 years to the day after I had my brain bleed ...my father-in-law had a stroke. I held my husband's hand while we said good-bye to his father. Almost 5 years ago I was able to help my husband thru his rare illness because of what happened to me. There are too many reasons to list why I am grateful for the AVM bleed.
The AVM bleed does not define me but it did shape the person that I am today.