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I created this site to share my experience in the hope it can help raise awareness and benefit other stroke survivors.

Monday, September 16, 2019

‘One in three people experience depression at some point during the five years after their stroke. Depression and anxiety are very common after a stroke.’ - Stroke Foundation 

Anxiety

I am lucky to have never depressive thoughts pre, and post my stroke bu...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Last week, I tried a new sport - Para-Archery. It was my first time to try archery in my life but always liked to watch it at the Olympics - especially after Simon Fairweather’s heroics the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. 

Pre-stroke I was used to playing mor...

Monday, July 29, 2019

I was so thankful and honored to have been given the opportunity last week to personally thank the paramedics who attended our 000 call on 31 January, 2014.

I enjoyed spending the morning with them at 'Thank a Paramedic Day', hosted by Ambulance Vic...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Very weird to say, but my recovery started 18 months before my stroke. Sadly, at 32 years old, I stopped playing cricket and running because my knees were frustratingly sore.

I had a knee arthroscopy [minor keyhole surgery] - but the doctor found out I h...

Friday, March 22, 2019

This video is a snapshot of my exercise routine at Gelbarts Gym. The owner, Dave Gelbart, is a personal trainer, a good friend and a ‘mensch’. Mensch is a Yiddish word translated into 'a person of integrity and honour'.

I exercised often prior to my stro...

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  About Me  

Paul Fink is lucky to be alive. His family was nearly torn apart when - aged just 34, he suffered a massive stroke.

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