I’m Bobbie and this is my story. Me…have a stroke? No way. That’s what I used to think. Two strokes later, I think and live differently. I’ve taken ownership of my health.
Some risk factors for stroke, such as age, family history and ethnicity, can’t be changed. However, there are things that you can do to reduce your risk. Monitoring your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, maintaining a healthy weight, lowering your stress level and stopping smoking are all steps you can take to reduce your chances of having a stroke. Knowing the warning signs of a stroke is also vital in increasing your chances of preventing and recognizing a stroke.
Having two strokes put my priorities in order. I am much more aware of what makes me happy and what keeps me healthy. After recovering from the stroke, my life returned to normal and I made the decision to reduce my stress level and take my health more seriously.
Greenville Health System provides excellent rehabilitative care through Roger C. Peace Hospital. Rehabilitation is initiated as soon as possible by a specialized medical team of physicians, nurses, therapists, neuropsychologists, and case managers experienced in assessing the extent of cognitive and physiologic impairments associated with strokes. Treatment plans are developed for each patient to help them return home as soon as possible.
Learn more about Roger C. Peace Hospital.