Nearly two years ago my mentor and friend Fanchon Shur had a massive stroke. Those of you who know me, understand that I have devoted much of my life to her recovery since October 1, 2017. Those of you who have visited my website in the last months have looked at a website clearly untended and out of date. My life has gone into her recovery.
I feel so blessed to have the tools to help people recover from devastating neurological losses including strokes. But over the past 2 years I have come to more deeply understand that if you are older and injured few will step forward. “There, there dear, you have had a good life” is not an uncommon response. What I hear is that injured elders should resign themselves to their fate.
But I am a fighter working with a fighter and I hope that over the next years I will deepen my understanding and strategies for helping our beloved older family members live their whole lives and create Healing Communities to make that possible.
Will every stroke patient recover? No. Is every brain injury ‘fixable”. No, but the more we can work as if healing were potentially unlimited; the more that we can offer elders a chance to meet their last days with their consciousness intact and their skills maximized the better society we will be.
I am welcoming myself back to my own website and welcoming you to write me about stroke recovery.