From the day of my stroke, it probably took me a year and a half to start to build my life back up. One half of my brain would be saying: ‘you’re making progress, you’re coming back’, and the other half was saying: ‘no, it’s over.’
I’ve had good days and bad days, but I take it one day at a time.
In March 2021 I started to work with Lorraine, my Rehabilitation Assistant at Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABII). I feel like she’s been there from the start. She works with me on my speech, but I’d say she’s probably my best friend as well.
And Andrea, the psychologist at ABII, he was my counsellor. I worked with him for 16 weeks and he really made a big difference.