Monday, September 3, 2012

Three Blogs

I've never been a prolific writer, but in the summer and early fall--when my kids' routines are changing constantly-- my output slows to a crawl.

But I have been reading other people's blogs (and tweets).  Here are three blogs/websites that I've been enjoying for a slightly different angle on stroke recovery:

Finding Strength To Stand Again : Prosopagnosia (face blindness)

Blogger Tara Fall started to have seizures in her teens. At age 27, she had brain surgery to try to stop the seizures, but suffered a stroke in surgery. When she woke up, she couldn’t recognize any faces at all, including her own. Tara’s blog is an insightful look at an invisible disorder, prosopagnosia. She also talks about her life as a stroke survivor and a person with epilepsy.

Girl With The Cane : Disability Advocacy

Sometimes I’m so involved with my own recovery that I forget how many people are affected by other disabilities. Sarah Levis is a stroke survivor, but she addresses a broad range of disabilities in her writing. Her lively and informative blog is a great way to keep up with the disability community in general.

 Stroke XYZ : Young(-ish) Stroke Survivors

This new website/blog/e-community is geared towards younger (loosely defined) stroke survivors and their caregivers, families, and friends. Isolation--physical and emotional--is a huge problem for stroke survivors and caregivers of any age, so I'm always grateful for any new voices/communities. I'm also grateful for new voices talking about aphasia: Kelsae, the blog author and caregiver to her husband Mike, has blogged about aphasia and the ways that aphasia affects relationships.

 Happy reading!


  1. Isn't it great to have the support and insight of a community?

  2. Thanks for the shout-out, Grace!

  3. Thank you so much for the mention. I feel honored.

  4. I'm a little late...but thank you so much for the shout-out and kind words. :)

  5. Include my blog also,
    Thanks so much..

  6. Grace, thank you. I just found his because John included it in the current Tattler.