This book is about how and why I had a stroke at 19 and how it changed and benefited my life.
Imagine driving to your friend’s house, along the same route you take every day. Suddenly you come across a roadblock with a Detour sign. You can give up and go back or turn right and find another way. The first option is easier, but I still chose the second. That roadblock was my stroke from a combination of birth control, smoking, a clotting disorder, and a hole in my heart at 19.
No matter how long it takes, I am determined to find another way to a meaningful, fulfilling life. This is the story of that journey, along with the physical challenges, heartaches, and doubts I weathered and the triumphs I worked hard to achieve. It is also a cautionary tale.
I am committed to helping other women learn the dangers of birth control, so they may avoid the perfect storm that turned my world upside down and nearly ended my life.