5 Months since the Stroke 


June 1, 2017 by CassieCravings

It has been 5 months since the stroke. 

The speech therapist said a switch would flip at 5 months, that there’s something magical about this month in recovery. I’m searching like a lunatic for that switch. I haven’t found it yet.

Recovery is difficult and lonely. It’s the kind of crap that builds character and makes one stronger. Some days I feel strong. Most days I still feel the cutting edges of stroke shrapnel. 

5 months. 

It seems much longer than that. Perhaps because my new normal is this: A walker. Injections. Seizures. Headaches. 

Perhaps when the brain clot is gone I will remark at how quickly the time goes. But not yet. 

She said at 5 months, there is a switch. I believe her. I will keep looking for it. 

21 thoughts on “5 Months since the Stroke 

  1. Wish you safe sound and steady recovery

  2. Dad says:

    Our covenant prayer for you this morning was from Psalm 1:3… She is like a tree planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Her leaves never wither, and she prospers in all she does.

    Casi – through your courage, determination, attitude – and God’s promises – you continue to bear much fruit in this season. Only time can reveal the harvest. You are much loved and admired.

  3. My mother had a stroke at 43. Until the 5 month every thing seemed so slow. Suddenly at that point everything improved rapidly. Though things were always different for her and us…we survived and it made us bolder and brighter. But I agree with 5 months being the big point.

  4. Tammy Whitehurst says:

    Casi–Stopping to pray this very moment that this month you will see a miracle! Never forget–No weapon formed against you shall prosper. (That includes strokes.)

  5. Carolyn Williams says:

    My beautiful Casi, God’s word is true, His covenant with us is faithful and His promises to us are dependable and secure. Those are facts that we can count on without doubt. God is working right now, this minute on your behalf and for your good. I love you with all of my heart. I have prayed for you since before you were born and will continue to do so all of my life. Mom

  6. Angie says:

    Sweet, beautiful Casi, 5 months is a worldly timeframe of which our God is not on….He is on His own perfect schedule of healing His precious daughter. Continue to cover you in prayer, praying in agreement with all those that love you. Our God is a faithful God and I thank Him in advance for your complete healing! You are loved!

  7. J K says:

    Oh Praying for that switch!!
    Suffering is isolating and lonely. I know.
    You are a dear person, and worthy of this fight!!

  8. Maria H. says:

    Stay strong, belief will make it so!

  9. Keep the faith, the switch may be just around the corner!! I honestly cannot even imagine how difficult a road these past 5 months have been for you – sending you all the love in the world ❤

  10. Stay strong!!! You are incredible! The 5-month point must have a margin of error, so it’ll be right around the corner. Praying for you to continue a strong recovery!

  11. DIYMess says:

    You are an inspiration. The switch will appear, stay strong and awesome!

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