Hi! My name is Douglas Einck. I live in Seattle, WA with my lovely wife (her blog) and a gaggle of pets. Was unfortunate enough to have suffered a major ischemic stroke back on the 18th of February 2014. We were on a family vacation in Hawaii where I was playing in the waves on a boogie board. The wave I was on turned ‘mushy’ and in a split second, a much larger wave crashed over me pushing me down head-first into the sand bottom…so hard, I recall getting sand under my eyelids! Didn’t think much of it at the time….stiff neck, a bit of a headache. Well, five days later we flew from Kauai to Oahu, waking up super early to drive down to Honolulu. While getting dressed, my wife noticed me stumbling around like I was drunk with a left-side face droop and slurred speech and immediately called 911! On top of it, one year later, epilepsy as a side effect. Well, that was then…
…This is the now. Still very much into my rehab efforts seeing small but steady improvements day-to-day, ever realizing it’s a LONG LONG road. Back to work (in IT) full-time within the first year. Living life, taking one day at a time, never giving up hope. As Dylan would say, ‘Keep on keeping on’.
A few hobbies & likes: Recumbent Cycling, Cross-country Skiing, Kayaking, Hiking & Camping in our teardrop, and being a foodie. Big time eclectic lover of music with so many artists, too long to list. Animal lover.
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