Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Stroke survivors support each other
A dozen stroke survivors and their caregivers sit around the television at Hyland Crest's fireside lounge watching a video on the emotional impact one blood clot can have on the lives of victims and their families.
One man bursts into tears watching other survivors talk about their changed lives.
"I tell ya, some of that stuff hits home," another man said after finishing the video. "It's hard to look at. Hard to listen to, too."
Once a month, this group comes together in Minden to battle through the lingering effects strokes have had on their bodies, minds, emotions and their caregivers. The group addresses both sides of the equation – those recovering from stroke and those aiding loved ones through that recovery. Next...