Please don't tell me how sorry you are. I'm sure you must be but there's nothing you can do to put things right. Now, i don't write this blog to get attention for myself. That would be remiss of me. Oh no, I write it because i have a duty to do so, i think anyway, for all the victims of a stroke - some are dead and forgotten. Some are yet to suffer. In the end we all get to rest in peace. This is a blog dedicated to their memory, to the people whose lives they touch, and to the people they once were. They all thought that life would last forever when they were young, but it doesn't Whether you're disabled or not, everything must pass.
A hundred years ago Charlie Chaplin had everything going for him. He would have been amazed if he could read this. He could have checked Google to see what was in store for him. Does anyone want to know what's in store for them? Then Chaplin would have died after having his fill of google (but not straight away). The point is this: you won't take it all with you in the afterlife. There are days you remember. The sun was shining and you felt really good. Then you are struck down with a stroke. Without warning. Everything happens for a reason.
Remember the golden rule: not everything is about you. Do you remember the other golden rule (assumption is the mother of all fuck-ups). If only people would remember them. Don't ASSUME anything and you won't go wrong. It's when you DO assume something that fuck-ups will always happen.
It's the mainstay of humour. Just ask any top comedian. I'm pretty much an atheist or couldn't you tell? We all have to make way for the next generation. That much is obvious. We can't go on forever. Do we even want to when we see what's on offer?
They say that surviving a stroke is something out of the ordinary but i can't remember what happened when i had a stroke or what happened a few months ago never mind a year ago. I just know that i won't feel this pain forever. I must admit that that thought keeps me going.
I hate it that people feel sorry for me. It's not a natural feeling at all. If they just accepted me for who i am it would make it much better.