Monday, August 19, 2013


Since having a stroke just over 2.5 years ago, a common theme has been my wife wishing I would take notes of things, since my memory is far from perfect anymore(don't ask how perfect it used to be pre-stroke :), so I thought maybe I could use a blog to document my experiences in this post-stroke life and possibly trigger my memory for important lessons learned along the way.  Maybe something could inspire or encourage a fellow stroke survivor while I'm at it, which would be a bonus!
By way of introduction, I'm a 40 year-old stroke survivor from Jan 2011, husband and father to 4 rapidly growing children, lifelong Christian and childhood brain tumor survivor.  Being a 2x survivor, I believe God is keeping me around for a reason, despite my sometimes less-than-admirable efforts at recovery post-stroke - driven by both lack of focused effort and a lack of professional encouragement, as the therapy profession has been driven to be non-hope inspiring by its history of malpractice litigation.  In any case, my life is now in large part a story of trying to recover from a stroke amid the business and trials of having a young family.


  1. Maybe you should change your blog name to "different stroke." You spelled it wrong, lol. :D

    ~Hope :)

    1.'s an old tv show from when I was a kid called "Diff'rent Strokes". I would have named it the same, but it was already taken, so I went with the singular version :)