🦋 Fall seven times, Stand up eight 🦋

After reading this post you’ll understand why I use a 🦋 butterfly 🦋 emoji everywhere on my blog. Let me start from the beginning… Every year coming up to this date (October 7th), when I suffered a brain stem stroke (2015), I would feel uneasy and upset😔! Very natural, giving the awful circumstances. An anniversary,Continue reading “🦋 Fall seven times, Stand up eight 🦋”

National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) 🏥🇮🇪

September 2016-March 2017 I arrived at the NRH at the end of September 2016, and I was admitted to Gabriel’s Ward on the third floor. I never expected to be a patient there for this long 🙄, another 5-6 months🤦🏻‍♀️-seems to be my personal time limit, my standard for every new admission place 😂. MyContinue reading “National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) 🏥🇮🇪”

Welcome back! 🇵🇱✈️🇮🇪

🦋 Home is not a place, it’s a feeling 🦋 I was at home in Poland for another 6 months (March-September 2016), but this time it didn’t feel so long plus it was much more pleasant 🤗. Dad’s and granny’s home cooking🤤😋, organic fruit & veg from grandparents’ garden 🍊🍒🥬🍎🍋, freshly caught fish by grandadContinue reading “Welcome back! 🇵🇱✈️🇮🇪”

Goodbye hospital 👋🏥, Hello “home”🏠

March 2016-Żywiec, Poland 🇵🇱 After 6 long months, October 2015-March 2016, we were finally leaving the hospital to go home 👋🙌🙆🏻‍♀️. Yaaay! That GIF attached above 👆 best describes how I felt 😂! If only I could run… I’m calling the rehabilitation centre a hospital, because I couldn’t see much of a difference, in factContinue reading “Goodbye hospital 👋🏥, Hello “home”🏠”

@Kate Allatt

🦋 The worst thing about a disability is that people see it before they see you… Remember that disability is just an inability to see ability 🦋 Intensive Care Unit-Żywiec 🇵🇱 The first video I watched in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was the video of Kate ☝️. Mr P played it for me, gluing hisContinue reading “@Kate Allatt”

☀️An Saol☀️

http://www.ansaol.ie An Saol in Irish means “life” ☘️🇮🇪. The An Saol Foundation was set up by Reinhard Schaler (🇩🇪)-father of Pádraig, who suffered a severe brain injury back in 2013, while on a J1 visa in Cape Cod. Despite diar prognosis, with little hope or no chance of recovery, his parents didn’t give up! LettingContinue reading “☀️An Saol☀️”

Inspirational message #1

🦋 The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance 🦋 🦋 The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new 🦋 June 2020 🇮🇪 So yesterday I got some devastatingContinue reading “Inspirational message #1”

Unlocked! 🔐🔓🙌

🦋 People with Locked In Syndrome (LIS) may not be able to speak or answer to their name, but they can still hear your words and feel your kindness…🦋 January 2015-GCR Repty 🇵🇱 When I arrived at the rehabilitation centre in Repty, I was assigned a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT). I was seeing herContinue reading “Unlocked! 🔐🔓🙌”

Grounding 🌎 👣

🦋 Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace 🦋 June 2020 🇮🇪 I’ve heard about grounding many times before, but after watching this documentary “Earthing Movie-The Remarkable Science of Grounding” (available on YouTube) I became super interested in the concept. I decided to research this subject more and tryContinue reading “Grounding 🌎 👣”

Video Blog 1️⃣

🦋 Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long term results 🦋 January 2016-GCR Repty-Rehabilitation Centre 🇵🇱 And the best “little” improvement that took place there, apart from getting my voice back was this 👇 🦋 Let the improvement of yourself make you so busy that you have no time to criticise others…🦋