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[…..]