Celebrating Resilience: Reflecting on the First Anniversary of My Stroke Journey – Chapter 71


Today marks a significant milestone in my life as I commemorate the first anniversary of my stroke. It’s been a year filled with challenges, growth, and a newfound appreciation for life. Throughout this transformative journey, I have chronicled my experiences in a series of blog posts, documenting the ups and downs, the triumphs and setbacks. These posts have not only provided me with an outlet for self-expression but have also served as a platform to connect with others, raise awareness about strokes, and offer support and inspiration to those facing similar adversities. As I reflect on the past year, I am filled with gratitude for the strength and resilience I have discovered within myself and the role that blogging has played in my recovery.

The Unexpected Stroke:

Exactly one year ago, my life was forever changed when I experienced an unexpected stroke. The impact was profound, affecting my physical abilities and mental well-being. In my blog post titled “Chapter 68: The Unexpected Stroke,” I shared the details of that fateful day, the initial shock, and the subsequent journey towards understanding and acceptance.

The Road to Recovery:

Following the stroke, my focus shifted towards rehabilitation and reclaiming my independence. In “Chapter 69: The Rehab,” I shared my experiences, detailing the challenges and milestones of the recovery process. From physical therapy to cognitive exercises, every step of the way was a testament to my determination and unwavering spirit.

Embracing Autonomy:

As I regained my strength and autonomy, I embarked on a quest to reclaim my zest for life. In “Chapter 70: Autonomy,” I celebrated the milestones of newfound independence, highlighting the triumphs both big and small. It was a chapter that showcased the power of resilience and the possibilities that lay ahead.

Life Continues: Rehabilitation Through Tourism and Gastronomy:

Throughout my recovery journey, I discovered the therapeutic benefits of travel and indulging in culinary experiences. I found solace in exploring new places and savoring exquisite meals, not only for pleasure but also as a means of rehabilitation. In a series of captivating blog posts, I shared my experiences and culinary adventures in Honfleur, Versailles, Paris, Antwerp, Vienna, Baudour, Baux de Provence, Francorchamps, and Berlin.

Gratitude and Commitment:

As I celebrate the first anniversary of my stroke, I am filled with gratitude for the journey I have undertaken and the progress I have made. I am immensely grateful for the support and love I have received from friends, family, and the online community. This experience has reaffirmed my commitment to living life to the fullest and making a positive impact in the world.


Today, on the first anniversary of my stroke, I reflect on a year filled with resilience, growth, and gratitude. Through my blog posts, I have shared the challenges and triumphs of my journey, offering support and inspiration to others facing similar obstacles. Life continues, and I have found solace and rehabilitation through travel and gastronomy. As I move forward, I am determined to embrace every moment, savor the richness of life, and contribute to making this world a better place to be.

3 replies »

  1. Every Blog and every conversation with you is all about finding reasons to cherish life .. Thank you for being you

  2. Very well written, Serge. I congratulate you on your strength and perseverance to recovery. Continued best wishes.


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