BIAK Brain Walk 2012

Posted: May 12, 2012 in survivor

I spent Saturday morning covering the BIAK Brain Walk for the Voice-Tribune with new friends like Sekayi, Amy and Nashe Charasika. I found them by the face painting booth so I waned to make sure they got a chance to show off their artwork Read the rest of this entry »

Winfrey on the first national broadcast of The...

Oprah on the first nationally televised "Oprah Winfrey Show." - Image via Wikipedia

Sometimes I think I’m about to share too much on this website, but Oprah Winfrey said something on her show finale that really stuck with me. She said that for the past 25 years, she was doing what she was called to do. She also said something that I’ve always believed. Everyone has a calling. Read the rest of this entry »

Tim Girton

A shot of me at the day job.

Don’t Have A Stroke has been neglected as of late. I’ve been going through life changes that can affect me and those around me for a long time to come.

While going through everything, I’ve been made aware that there are those close to me that think that my stroke may have affected me mentally. My first reaction was “B.S.” Read the rest of this entry »


My son London

Today is my son London’s 11th birthday and I shutter to think how I might not have been here to help him celebrate. In earlier entries, I’ve stressed the importance of taking care of yourself, which I should have done better. But how do you recognize a stroke when it’s happening? You do it F.A.S.T.

F.A.S.T. is an initialism (most people say acronym) for: Read the rest of this entry »

A photo of a cup of coffee.

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With the lifestyle changes that occur after a stroke, I at times lament what I can’t have anymore. Because of the blood thinners, I can’t have vitamin K rich foods, for example. For a man who likes his spinach and broccoli, that can be seen as a problem. Overall, providence is smiling because I’m still here. Sometimes, though, it’s tough to pass the salad bar.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan of a head

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I can think of tons of reasons for not having a stroke and will continue to outline those reasons here. Just the other day, the shock of the financial burden hit home. The hospital bill come to $27,559.72.
I have a couple more questions answered for my FAQs. Researching and finding answers to what happened to me is helping me understand the severity of my life choices. Any one or all of them could have influenced my CVA and a chance in any of them could have prevented it all together. Live healthy and don’t ignore any of the following signs. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been working on the FAQs for “Don’t Have A Stroke” and the first question I wanted to answer is, “what is a stroke?” I’ve talked to neurologists and I feel pretty comfortable giving the medical terminology, but I wanted to break it all the way down to where anyone can understand it. Read the rest of this entry »