That day started like any other but by lunchtime, I was fighting for my very life. A stroke is like that. You don't see it coming.
There was nothing to do but let nature take its course — no guarantees I'd live much less return to full health. So, be prepared to travel through the terror and frustration of paralysis to a place of peace and gratitude where life meets hope.
This story is written to offer encouragement to stroke survivors, hope to families members and caretakers, understanding to medical professionals, or anyone interested in knowing what it's like to be Trapped Within your own body.