Things have finally settled down for my new life/routine. Luckily, I’ve been busy this past week. I can’t stand sitting at the house; it depresses me.
My new schedule involves lots of commuting. I drive to Plano four times a week. I’m putting lots of miles on our Corolla. Luckily, it gets 41 mpg on the highway. I attend speech therapy twice a week and a class twice a week. I go to the ymca to workout multiple times a week. I’m working my ass off to get back to my pre-stroke condition.
The transition to my new speech therapy is going well. They specialize in audiological processing. I get more individualized attention than my previous rehab. My previous rehab had too many patients and I wasn’t give much attention. After each session, a homework assignment is given and a voice mail is left for Ricky to explain what I accomplished. In my first session, my new therapist told me that I was brilliant. It’s nice to work with people that will try to build me up. I’m not used to it! My new speech therapist is going to push and challenge me.
It’s funny how the brain heals itself. I’m getting better everyday. I cannot believe how many obstacles were placed before me over the course of my stroke. My husband and I were discussing the obstacles and road blocks recently. Eventually, something has to give. Not knowing what lies ahead is stressful for me. I always had my life planned and followed the rules. I made good grades in high school and college. I had a successful career. What lies ahead, I’m not sure. When I’m 100%, my goal is to return to work for a company that will appreciate my previous experience and work ethic.
Just for fun, check out our selfies. My husband is more photogenic than me.