Posted by on December 26, 2014  My stroke  Tagged with:
Dec 262014

Exactly two years ago, starting at around this time of day, my brain tried to strangle me. Thankfully, Julia stopped that from happening and ever since that day she, and all of you, my family & friends, have helped me navigate the tricky world that I live in now. I’ve had many humiliating and humbling setbacks; financial, physical, psychological, professional and emotional. Although I progress, there’s still a very long way to go to be back where I want to be, and it’s daunting at times. But on this day, the anniversary of my downfall, I give thanks that I’m alive at all, and still have so much that I want to live for, and so many people that I love.


  31 Responses to “Gratitude”

  1. Jamie, it was very nice seeing you a few months ago in San Jose. I know you’ve fought very hard to get to where you are now, and I know that you’ll continue to do so. There’s too much life in those eyes of yours for me to say otherwise!

    My best wishes to you in the New Year!

  2. amen jamie. hopefully our paths will cross soon. happy holidays to you and julia!

  3. You’ve come a long way…

  4. Jamie, you’re a marine, a red devil, a spartan AND a new god buddy, an inspiration to us all!

  5. And so many people love you and support you 300%! Big hugs and here’s to a wonderful 2015…

  6. I know it’s been a long road Jamie and there’s more work to be done, but compared to that day 2 years ago, you’ve come a long way. The force is strong in you my friend!

  7. You are amazing and inspiring, Jamie!

  8. Never give up. You have not reached your shelf life. Onward and upward.

  9. You have battled this with such courage, strength, and humor Jamie. I”m amazed. Cheers to getting better day by day.

  10. We’re all so thankful you’re here too!

  11. Much love to you!

  12. You must unlearn what you have learned, try not! Do or do not. There is no try.

  13. Merry Christmas buddy..xoxoxo!!!

  14. Oh Jamie, always saying like no one else. My sister got hit in the same way a year ago. Still struggling with it. Such a slow repair but you stand tall behind it! Luvya, man!

  15. God bless. A day at a time.

  16. Jamie, you are awesome.

  17. Wish I was closer to you. San Francisco and Toowoomba are so far apart!

  18. You’re a trooper, mate! Sending best wishes from the Koala land!

  19. Can’t believe it’s already 2 years ago. You’ve made amazing progress even though it probably doesn’t feel like it. Have an amazing new year chum!

  20. Yo, Jamie! Season’s greetings! We gotta talk about leveraging your innumerable talents.

  21. God bless. You are an amazing guy 🙂 I m grateful to know you!

  22. Merry Christmas cobber! And a Happy new Year to you & Julia.

  23. James-it’s a long road but your doing it! My offer to help still stands!