Senior Health: Why You Need to Become Your Own Advocate After a Health Crisis with Marcia Moran

Stroke survivors need to be their own healthcare advocates. Unfortunately, not everyone gets the opportunity to be an advocate, especially for people with aphasia. It would help if you had someone who is taking care of you as a stroke survivor. Having a health advocate in the room will be essential for staying healthy. If you can speak after a stroke, then you need to be your own caregiver as you start to take your independence back. Meet Marcia Moran After successfully building her business over the last twenty-plus years, Marcia Moran thought she had life by the tail. Little did she know what was in store. Marcia has written over fifty business plans, and helped entrepreneurs strategize over how to differentiate their companies in changing environments. After helping other entrepreneurs start their companies, she decided to found her own business consulting practice, Performance Architect, in 2012 and co-founded Positive Business DC that same year. She suffered a major stroke in 2014. Marcia applied her skills in planning and strategy as she strived to become whole. She never gave up. Over time she learned to walk again, but Marcia struggled with aphasia, a language disorder. She joined Toastmasters International hoping[…..]

Senior Health: How I Successfully Fought Back From A Stroke and Aphasia with Marcia Moran

Marcia Moran created Stroke FORWARD to share hope with stroke survivors and caretakers on their journey to recovery. Marcia tells the chilling details of her catastrophic stroke that happened in 2014. We dive into the differences between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, and Marcia explains the advantages and disadvantages of administering tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). Tune in as Marcia speaks about how to become your own healthcare advocate on your recovery journey. In This Episode: [03:30] Marcia tells the story of her catastrophic stroke that happened in 2014. [07:15] The difference between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Plus, the advantages and disadvantages of administering the tPA.  [10:50] What it is like learning how to talk again after a stroke.   [16:15] Advice for stroke survivors on becoming their own healthcare advocate.  [24:40] Marcia gives her last pieces of advice for stroke survivors.   Key Takeaways: Eighty percent of strokes are preventable.  The National Aphasia Association says that if you’re not cured within the first two or three months of having aphasia, you will probably have it for life. Take your healthcare recovery into your own hands; you are your best advocate.  Don’t ever give up; you can get better as long as you think[…..]