☀️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 🌎 👣”

Nighttime visitor 😱😂

December 2015-March 2016 🇵🇱 GCR Repty Every time we think or talk about this now, we laugh so hard 😂🙉, especially when my dad does all the impressions. I’m going to try to paint a picture, so you can understand the situation better 👇 When I was a patient of GCR Repty Rehabilitation Centre 🇵🇱Continue reading “Nighttime visitor 😱😂”

The day the doctor stated I was psychologically unstable…🙄

November 2015-Neurology 🇵🇱 When I was a patient in Neurology ward, I couldn’t wait to be admitted and transferred to the Upper Silesian Rehabilitation Centre (GCR Repty 🇵🇱). Again it was an unknown, a change I was looking forward to, especially that everyone around me was telling me only great things about it. “They’ll transformContinue reading “The day the doctor stated I was psychologically unstable…🙄”

The day I was told I’ll probably never speak again…😶😧

When I had the trachea in, I always thought that was the only reason I couldn’t talk (the air escaping). Again my lack of knowledge worked to my advantage…I was oblivious🤷🏻‍♀️. I allowed myself to use the images above, of some stroke survivors I know. This campaign #StillMe is very close to my heart. AllContinue reading “The day I was told I’ll probably never speak again…😶😧”

Tracheotomy and PEG

October 2015 After a few days in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and me vomiting nearly every time I was being moved with that long tube irritating my throat, the doctors decided to carry out a tracheotomy procedure. It can be either temporary or permanent, where an opening in the neck is created in order toContinue reading “Tracheotomy and PEG”

It was a brain stem stroke! 😱🧠

Brain scans revealed I suffered a brain stem stroke and I was immediately placed in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). I can only remember briefly opening my eyes and seeing a lot of nurses and doctors standing over me. My memory about the first few days in ICU isn’t that great. I think I was on soContinue reading “It was a brain stem stroke! 😱🧠”