A balancing act…

For a long time I was in denial about my role as Finn’s carer. He was able to do most things on his own such as washing, dressing, and eating. The kinds of things you typically associate with caring. I convinced myself that the increased burden I had taken on dealing with our joint but … Continue reading A balancing act…

Finn’s Aphasia Recovery – Writing

I thought it might be helpful to show you some of Finn's progress over the past 19 months in order to help show how his aphasia has affected him. This post will focus on his writing skills. The pictures below show some of the writing Finn attempted while still in Salford Royal hospital. Most of … Continue reading Finn’s Aphasia Recovery – Writing

The Realities of Life After a Stroke

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding. Kakuzo Okakura (The Book Of Tea) No-one ever said it would be easy. There were lots of reassuring messages at the time. Everyone wanted to help us feel better about the situation we had found ourselves in. They reminded me that Finn is … Continue reading The Realities of Life After a Stroke

Guilt

An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around. Debbie Ford                                 Guilt. A feeling I know well these days. There is a lot to feel guilty about when you’re the healthy one in your relationship. Firstly, … Continue reading Guilt