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How To Make Your Life Better


Randy Terry

presented by

Donna O’Donnell Figurski

Boy Blogger thSo many times I hear, “I want my life back!” I’ve said it myself and made myself miserable. Now six years post stroke, I see that I will never get my old life back. It’s impossible. But the trials of my stroke and my recovery have changed my life forever – and for the good.

I am a survivor, and the things I have learned about life will Randy Terry 2 102615not allow me to return to the old life. Sure, some of the things I loved to do are no longer possible, but I have adapted to change. It wasn’t easy, but I really had no choice.

For the first few years, I played the “pity game.” I was mad at the world. I lamented, “Why me?” One day, I found that I was tired of this game. I thought that there has to be a better life after stroke. I put the wheelchair in a corner and picked up my walker. I started the hard work. Soon I was on the cane doing the same thing. It is by no means easy. Not only was I walking, but I also felt proud. That’s why you hear me say, “Stand tall and proud!”

Do not waste your time in that “pity place.” It’s very lonely there, Randy Terryand there is nothing to gain but misery. The ability to change your life is not a secret hidden from you. Instead, it’s about working to get what you want out of life.

I’m not smarter than you. You just have to get that brain thinking right, and get up and get it done. It takes time to heal, but time is on your side. You have plenty of it. Don’t think it’s all got to come at once. Work slowly and steadily. It will come.

Thank you, Randy Terry.

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Comments on: "SPEAK OUT! Guest Blogger … Randy Terry “How To Make Your Life Better”" (4)

  1. Art Williams said:

    Randy is an example to us all. I’m so proud to know him!!!


  2. lee staniland said:

    Randy you have figured out the way to succeed in this NEW life and I wish you the very best. I wish you all
    the best. Lee


  3. Lee,

    Thanks for your comment to Randy. It’s not easy to accept the “new” life that brain injury presents, but it’s better than wallowing and missing out on the life still yet to live.
    I hope others can benefit from Randy’s positive attitude.

    Donna O’Donnell Figurski


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