Perseverance In Substance Abuse

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The thought and actions of taking care of a stroke victim may seem easy, but contrary to belief, most caretakers are not aware of the enormous and strenuous road that lies ahead of them. One of the main issues amongst stroke victim caretakers is that they aren’t aware of the important risk factors or preventable measures of a stroke. In most cases involving strokes, caretakers are left with an onerous responsibility of providing care for a stroke victim. Particularly, stroke rehabilitation is a critical step immediately following survival of a stroke. It is important that caretakers and stroke victims understand and receive education regarding his or her condition and know the continuing limitations that occur after stroke rehabilitation. In…show more content…
Perseverance is a great quality to possess; it is the determination of doing something despite opposition. During the struggle of stroke victims’ new life, they gradually begin to accept their new existence; a stroke victim may come to a realization that they can continue living a productive life, resuming their normal social activities. In other words, perseverance is self-discipline; one cannot be handed one’s goals, one must strive to achieve them, such as the story of stroke survivor Amy Steinbrech, who became paralyzed for unknown reasons. According to an article in The Stroke Association, Amy recalls her recovery experience to be “intense”. Although she had a long road ahead of her, she rose to the occasion and persevered. Amy insists that maintaining a positive attitude and surrounding oneself with a strong support group can help one go a long way. Despite the doctors writing “TBD (to be determined)” as Amy’s release date, an unresisting Amy wrote her release date as January 31st, but she wasn’t discharged until February 8th (“Stories From The Heart”). “Amy realized that despite this twist of fate; she has a lot of living to do” (“Stories From The Heart”). “Arriving in the hospital on stretcher to now being able to go on a 7-mile hike with my friends is really pretty incredible,” she said (“Stories From The Heart”). The main goal is that stroke victims must instill positivity…show more content…
Generally the rate of recovery is the greatest when participating in a stroke rehabilitation program. Most importantly, stroke victims can improve their overall state of being and quality of life. Without the prior knowledge of the necessary steps to recovery, caretakers will not be adequately prepared for the challenges that a stroke can
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