Life Starts Over After Stroke

Life Starts Over After Stroke

At age 37, mortality was the farthest thing from Lawrence’s mind. It became top-of-mind for everyone after he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in September 2012. Now a stroke survivor, Lawrence is raising awareness about stroke and its symptoms. Learn more about stroke facts and warnings signs:


  1. Wayne Ross-Kent on September 2, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Well done,storys like this keep me going.

  2. Mpampis Tsotsos on September 2, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    How long years post stroke revovery hand

  3. Jing Gu on September 2, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Lawrence, thank you for the very inspirational video. I suffered exactly the same. Your video inspired me to go forward.

  4. Nathan Faust on September 2, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    I didn’t know I had had a stroke until over a week after I had the stroke. I had only 1 symptom of a stroke, I had a hard time walking, but I still went to work at the temp job that I had for that day and the previous day. When you have a stroke the life you knew before you stroke is over. You are living in a new world and a new life after your stroke. And you have to work harder then you’ve ever worked in your life to get back as much of your old life as you can. If you don’t work as hard as you’ve ever worked in your life and work very hard then you won’t get back much of your old life back and you will be close to where your stroke life you. One of the vessels in the back of my neck was completely blocked. I worked the day I had my stroke and went home when I was done for the day. I didn’t do much, pretty much took it easy that day and the next day too. I went to the ER at the VA Hospital and the dr there thought it was just the flu I had. That was Tuesday, Wednesday I still wasn’t any better, so I went back to the VA ER. same Dr, same it’s just the flu diagnosis, just drink more water, I couldn’t keep water down or anything else. he gave me suppositories and that fixed the not being able to keep anything down problem. That day I went home with my parents and stayed with them then. That was Wednesday. By Saturday I still had a hard time walking too. My mom called a nurse and the nurse said to check my blood pressure and my bp was 180 over 140 so the nurse said to go back to the VA ER, so off we went again. Late Saturday night the Dr (different then I saw Tuesday and Wednesday) said that I had been there 3 times since Tuesday so something was wrong and they could admit me to find out what was wrong with me. So it was after I was admitted to the Hospital when they found out that I had had a stroke. I had 2 cat scans to figure out I had a stroke and one of my blood vessels was completely blocked. Only by the grace of God am I still alive today. After a stroke you’re recovery is everyday, there isn’t a day that you can take it easy and be lazy. The life you knew before your stroke is over and gone. But it’s up to you how hard you will work at your recovery, and even then you might not get very much back of your abilities before your stroke. If your stroke was in the wrong place at the wrong time, you might lose almost all of your abilities that you had before your stroke. I’m sorry but that is just the way it is when you have a stroke. Some people get fortunate and their stroke is not that bad, but other people have terrible luck and their stroke is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and they lose almost of their abilities.

  5. Debra Willer Willer536 on September 2, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Contact Dr okosun on his email or WhatsApp him on +18034500691 my two years stroke gone within a week of using his herbal medicine

  6. Christian Naguit on September 2, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    yolo is just a myth

  7. Nicole Jennings on September 2, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Life is different post stroke because now the part of my brain in charge is a totally different perspective on my experiences and expectations and how I analyze data in my surroundings. I went from being a emotional, artistic person to being more logical.

  8. Jasmine Tripoli on September 2, 2021 at 9:59 pm


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