Pacific Media Watch

25 February 2020

NZ: A broken body and mind, but not a shattered spirit

Apprehensive at AUT, not knowing whether I could handle studies, April 2017. Image: Sri Krishnamurthi

Sri Krishnamurthi reflects in this special report on what life is really like trying to live and cope with the effects of a stroke for three years.

AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Those were the most horrifying days of my life. It’s only now that I find the courage to write about my trials and tribulations.

November 2, 2016, travelling from Chennai to Bangalore, India, in the evening, that was when I suffered a stroke. There aren’t any happy memories of that day and subsequent days, weeks and months.

I have never owned the stroke, by calling it MY stroke … and never will. It was just an unfortunate set of circumstances that led to it. Like being a type 2 diabetic, having high blood pressure – not really understanding that your blood pressure (BP) should be 120  systolic/over 80 diastolic.

I would urge everyone, young and old, to get your BP checked at your nearest pharmacy.

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