Having suffered two major massive strokes and a dozen or so TIAs were blind side, life altering occurrences. The lack of assistance from the medical community was devastating to us. While it was uncomfortable reliving these episodes, I felt it was important to share our experiences with others who might be living in the same nightmare. There is no magic bullet to be used in a stroke recovery, but there is hope. Getting to where my family and I are now was a long, hard journey. Anger and frustration detracted from energy needed for more important recovery activities. There are methods that can help, activities which promote healing and medical professionals that can be found. You just have to know where to look.