I am excited about the upcoming release of this eBook. It chronicles the aftermath of the stroke I suffered at the age of 37.
During the aftermath of the stroke that almost killed me, I also endured two brain surgeries resulting in fifty staples up the back of my head to keep me intact. An infarct and I went head-to-head, literally, and I’m happy to say that I won and am here to tell you all about it!
With two brain surgeries and a leg surgery under my belt (necessary for a successful second brain surgery), I admit it. I underwent a lot! Over the years I have grown strong through fitness, through belief in myself and from the support of some awesome people in my life. The Forward in my book will pay reverence to them.
Two and a half months spent in a hospital bed suggested to me that my stroke was slightly different than the average. The type I suffered only occurs in 1 of 6,000,000 people. I am lucky to be here today to write this eBook and I realize that!
I am currently working feverishly and plan to let my experience “spilleth over” to you in my eBook. In my words, I impart to you if you have suffered a stroke that you can survive, pull through it and become more of the person you once were. The brain constantly re-wires. Let that re-wiring work for you, not against you.
If you will read my book as a caretaker and they can’t speak to you right now – aphasia – I will for them and say to you, “Thank you! Your undying support and courage are noticed, appreciated, needed and valued.” I honor and thank you all for waiting so patiently for me to complete this fantastic, yet sometimes daunting task, as I come face-to-face with the invader in my body that tried to overtake me. I have had some distractions in my life that have left my eBook on the backburner. I apologize for that, but part of it was reducing the medication that I have to take in half, so it has all not been in vain, but necessary for my personal growth. I know you understand.
I can’t wait for you to read my words soon.
Kim Friesen, Stroke Survivor but more importantly always a “Survivor.”