I don’t know why this is so upsetting. Was it because he was about my age when he suffered the stroke? Was it because he didn’t have any risk factors? Was it because he was living his life …and it just happened?
This CAN happen to any of us. I hope you have disability insurance to protect yourself if it happens to you. This past year, I have heard of A LOT of people going though a stroke. The reason: they know I had a stroke and thy are calling me for advice and See if I can offer any assistance of what they can do.
When they get me on the phone, I quickly get Jill on the phone. After 11 years, I still can not get the words to come out correctly. I suffer from that as a result because of MY stroke.
BUT, they don’t know that. Friends see me interacting with Jill and they think I am fine. I am not…I am just good at hiding it. When they talk to me, I just smile, and laugh. Only Jill and I know that I can’t interact with people.
We are still blessed to have friends who understand my limitations.
So please get disability insurance TODAY! I hope this is a wake up call for you.