Chapter 72 – First business trip since my stroke

Life has a way of throwing unexpected challenges our way, testing our resilience and determination. For me, one such challenge was overcoming a stroke. After months of rehabilitation and hard work, I finally embarked on my first business trip, marking a significant milestone in my recovery journey. This experience not only brought back a sense of normalcy but also reinforced my positive attitude towards life. Join me as I recount the remarkable moments and lessons learned during this unforgettable journey.

Embracing Health and Wellness is one of the key aspects of my recovery has been maintaining a healthy lifestyle. During this business trip, I incorporated a great daily walk to the office and back. Not only did it help me reach my daily step goal, but it also played a vital role in keeping my blood sugar levels within a healthy threshold and even contributed to losing some weight. The simple act of walking became a powerful symbol of my determination to regain control of my health.

The location of the office where I worked during the trip was nothing short of extraordinary. It added an element of excitement and inspiration to my daily routine. The vibrant surroundings and positive energy of the workspace motivated me to deliver my best work. The beauty of the surroundings served as a reminder that I was not only on a business trip but also embarking on a journey of personal growth and progress.

Finding Joy in Team Bonding is also a key aspect of my well-being as work isn’t just about tasks and deadlines; it’s also about the people we work with. During this trip, I had the pleasure of spending quality time with my team, not only within the confines of the office but also during delightful lunch outings to Wagamama’s South Bank and dinner at Cinnamon Kitchen in Battersea Power Station. These moments of camaraderie and shared laughter added a touch of warmth and friendship to the trip, making it all the more memorable.

Cherishing Family Time an indispensable factor to achieve full recovery and in the midst of a busy work schedule, I managed to carve out some time to visit Thomas in Bicester with Isabelle and spend precious moments with my family. We enjoyed a delightful lunch at a village gastro pub, creating memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. This experience reminded me of the importance of balance in life and the significance of nurturing our personal relationships alongside professional endeavors.

Delivering Quality Work remains a top priority in a business trip and despite the physical and emotional challenges I faced, I am proud to say that I delivered high-quality work during this trip. The ability to perform at my best, even in the face of adversity, showcased my resilience and determination. It reaffirmed my belief that with the right mindset and support, we can overcome any obstacle that comes our way.

In conclusion, this first business trip after my stroke was a testament to the power of resilience and the determination to regain control of my life. It proved that with dedication, a positive attitude, and a supportive environment, we can overcome even the most challenging circumstances.
The trip not only gave me a glimpse of normalcy but also reignited my passion for life and opened doors for future business travels. As I look ahead, I am grateful for the strength and courage that this journey has instilled in me. I eagerly await my upcoming physiotherapy sessions and the subsequent holiday plans, including a long-awaited honeymoon revival after 30 years.
Life is filled with triumphs, both big and small, and I am ready to embrace them all.

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  1. Serge, congratulations on this achievement. Happy for you, and as usual I enjoyed the quality of your writing and photography.

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