Friday, May 15, 2009

Another fellow stroke survivor, runner

A recent story about a fellow distance runner and stroke survivor Chris Bolio. I'd quibble with the term "luck" in the story's headline. In my experience, there's no such thing.

"I know how blessed I am," he said. "By the same token, internally, it’s still a struggle to accept the changes."

Exercise provides relief.

"I don’t have to worry about cognitive deficiencies," Bolio said. "I don’t have to field questions or resolve anything except the next stroke in the pool or the next step on the pavement. It really is kind of where my mind can relax now."

Yet another Stroke Awareness Month note that you a stroke can happen to anyone, any age, even those who seem healthy and fit.

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