Personal Stories: Emotions and Behavior After Stroke

Updated:Jan 3,2013

Invisible Wounds

Survivor Rina Terry of Cordova, Maryland shares her feelings about the psychological challenges her recovery brought her. A wife and mother she discusses her feelings of frustration with her physical deficits and how her self-confidence was affected by seeing the reactions of others.

The View from in Here
Survivor Mary Morgan shares her journey in finding out who she is after a stroke changed her life at age 58. Mary's story is poignant and heartfelt, as she describes letting go of her "old self," her pre-stroke self, and adjusting to life as her "new self," her post-stroke self.

The Social Side of Stroke
Stroke survivor Yvonne Lewis made a concerted effort to become social again after her stroke and tells us how.

Stroke Connection: Survivor in the Senate

Stroke Connection Spring 2014 Cover
Your Spring issue of Stroke Connection features the story of Senator Mark Kirk’s stroke and the recovery journey that put him back on Capitol Hill. Also in this issue: Uncommon causes of stroke and survivors who’ve had them; A mother’s stroke sets the course for her 10-year-old’s life; and much more!  

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Find Support

Seeking support from others who've experienced stroke can be a huge benefit to recovery. Stroke groups afford the opportunity to share feelings, ideas and resources.  Find a group in your area.