Help Bob In His Stroke Recovery Journey

Hello! I sincerely hope you are all well.

My name is Bob and until May this year, I was actually a practising acupuncturist who was helping folks feel well and better.. Unfortunately in late May of 2022, I suffered a sudden stroke that totally paralysed the right half of my body and slurred my speech. The irony of May being Stroke Awareness Month was not lost on me.

A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either case, parts of the brain become damaged or die. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death.

I was quite fortunate to have caught the symptoms early enough to survive but it was an extremely traumatic experience. A huge part of my self worth and identity comes from my communication skills and I suddenly lost the ability to write and speak coherently overnight.

And after my discharge from hospital I suddenly found myself bundled into a nursing home where I spent the next six weeks with only assisted living care but no facilities to support recovery (not even bars in the bathroom!) The only saving grace was that it was relatively cheap and a stone’s throw away from the Petaling Jaya chapter of the National Stroke Association (NASAM) where I had my physiotherapy and occupational therapy sessions.

With no health insurance, I have relied on the goodwill of family and friends to help fund my recovery and have relatively quick progress with me starting to walk with some aid one month after my stroke. My speech is also slurring much less.

My relatively rapid recovery has been due, I believe, to a combination of timely conventional medicine, physical and occupational therapy as well as complementary therapies like acupuncture, Reiki and RTT hypnotherapy. I probably won’t be able to afford all these if some like the physical therapy and hypnotherapy were not sponsored by well wishers.

Unfortunately I am running short of funds as I enter into this new phase of recovery. I am eagerly heading down the road to recovery and hope to regain my ability to go back to work in helping others, with the benefit of personal experience.

Thank you again you your support.

With genuine love, warmth and affection,

Bob Kee

大家好!我真诚地希望你一切都好。

我的名字是纪立信。直到今年五月,我实际上是一名针灸师,帮助人们感觉更健康。

不幸的是,在 2022 年 5 月下旬,我突然中风,右半身完全瘫痪,说话含糊不清。

五月是中风意识月的讽刺意味让我太无语了。

中风发生在某些东西阻塞了大脑部分的血液供应或大脑中的血管破裂时。在任何一种情况下,大脑的某些部分都会受损或死亡。中风可导致持久的脑损伤、长期残疾,甚至死亡。

我很幸运能够及早发现症状以幸存下来,但这是一次极其痛苦的经历。我的自我价值和身份的很大一部分来自我的沟通技巧,我突然失去了在一夜之间连贯地写作和说话的能力。

出院后,我突然发现自己被捆绑在疗养院里,在接下来的六周里,我只有辅助生活护理,但没有支持康复的设施(甚至浴室里的铁棍都没有!)唯一的可取之处是它是相对便宜,而且距离国家中风协会 (NASAM) 的八打灵市分会只有一箭之遥,在那里我进行了物理治疗和职业治疗。

在没有医疗保险的情况下,我依靠家人和朋友的善意来资助我的康复,并且在我中风后一个月开始在一些帮助下行走时,我的进步相对较快。我的讲话也好了很多。

我相对较快的恢复归功于及时的传统医学、物理和职业疗法以及针灸、灵气和 RTT 催眠疗法等补充疗法的结合。如果像物理疗法和催眠疗法之类的不是由好心人赞助,我可能无法负担所有这些。

不幸的是,当我进入这个新的复苏阶段时,资金短缺。我急切地走向康复之路,并希望借助个人经验重新获得重返工作岗位帮助他人的能力。

再次感谢您的支持。

立信