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

Thursday, September 3, 2020

After my stroke, my inpatient rehab occupational therapist - Bianca - tried to get me to consider getting orthopaedic type-velcro shoes, however I wasn’t interested and thought there had to be a way for me to wear my own shoes and tie up laces with one...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

I started this blog a few years ago and the aims were to try to document my recovery, but also to raise awareness of stroke and help other stroke survivors. One important page in the blog/website is called ‘Handy Hints’.


Lots of s...

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...

Friday, February 22, 2019

It was a beautiful day for riding this week, so I rode my trike to the local velodrome. I can’t use a two-wheel bike yet because my balance is not the best after my stroke, so I use a trike instead. I bought my trike three years ago and - in this stage...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Being a very healthy man before my stroke, my first experience with Occupational therapy (OT) in my life was after my stroke, so starting my rehab at Caulfield Hospital - with a one-side paralysis - was a difficult to grasp - pun intended - relative to...

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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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