I don't think anyone is prepared to have a stroke, even if you've had them before, or you doctor has told you to beware. It's a life changing event. When Marcia Moran's life changed in this way she found herself laughing at everything. Perhaps that was a blessing because she was in sever pain, and couldn't talk or walk. After leaving the hospital and rehab, she pursued additional therapies like massage, acupuncture, laser, speech and neuro-feedback to name a few. As a patchwork of treatments, each offered value to help her regain capability and, moreover, confidence. She now leads Toastmasters groups in her area, which she began attending initially to help with her aphasia. Marcia firmly believes that one should try something new every day. Because, one should never believe that there is a limited time to recover. Every day is a new opportunity to to get better. Marcia has a written a book called Stroke Forward and has a website strokeforward.com.A Note On The Life Over Pain Theme Music:Emily Bielagus graciously and generously composed the lovely theme music for the Life Over Pain podcast. Find her music at Spotify, wildyawp.com, and reach her at email@example.com.