An unexpected turn of events
Before she had her strokes, Sas lived life at a hectic pace, self-employed and mother of one. She enjoyed her hobbies of horse riding, swimming, walking, yoga and skiing. She was fit and healthy – she wasn’t overweight, had a healthy diet, never smoked and drank alcohol sensibly. She was rarely unwell.
“I didn’t imagine I would be a prime candidate for stroke. How wrong was I. Stroke struck suddenly and, without prior warning, our lives as a family changed overnight. Forever”, Sas has said. “After having my stroke I lost interest in everything – I had lost my mobility and my whole independence! I realised if I didn’t do something quickly, this really was as good as it was going to get. So with determination, willpower and support, slowly day by day I made small but important improvements.”