Eljon vs. The Stroke! I survived an ischemic stroke caused by a ruptured vessel in my neck at 29 years old. I have emerged strong! Recovery is ongoing though so I'll be updating daily on progress and stroke news so please keep reading!
This Saturday was a big day for me. With all the doctors appointments out of the way and my six month mark of the stroke coming up, I wanted to get something to commemorate my experience. I've wanted to get a tattoo of the stroke ribbon for awhile now so a couple of weeks ago, I went to "East Side Ink" for a consultation with this dude, Needles and made an appointment.
I was strangely calm walking into the tattoo parlor. I had slight bouts of excitement but for the most part was ok and not nervous. In fact, I feel nervous just talking about it. Talk about delayed response time, Eljon!
I decided to get "walk by faith" tattoo'd right next to the ribbon. I had to keep telling myself to have faith that I would get better. Health would improve. I would forget this sometimes. Like anyone, I got down every once in awhile but again, being reminded by friends and family that time heals made it better. Inktime only took about 45 minutes. I'm still getting used to it being there! It itches! I'm really happy :)