Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | May 30, 2016

“A stroke of luck.” Host Emma Breacain talks to young stroke survivor Star Pahl

 

IMG_2294“Fuck you, you don’t know me.” That’s what Star Pahl would have said, had she been able to talk, to the doctor who told her she was never going to regain movement of her right arm. Ten months later, the busy single mother of two can talk and walk and use her arm very well, thank you.

If you’re lucky enough to have medical insurance in America, and you’re somewhat healthy and somewhat young, you’re aces. Right? Perhaps you’ll have a health catastrophe, and you might even rack up some debt, but you’ve got insurance. Things are going to be dealt with. How bad can it get?

Well.

Maybe young and healthy you will wake up tomorrow knowing something is horribly wrong. Maybe you’re having a stroke at the tender age of 39.

Find that insurance card.

Call a friend with your one working hand.

Try to form the words to ask for help.

Get a quick ride to the hospital, and….

And…..

And nothing. That unfortunately is what Star Pahl got from her insurance-paid medical providers when it happened to her last year.

Despite her outrageously positive attitude and feisty spirit, Pahl’s insurance-paid doctors gave up on her almost immediately, leaving her alone in an examining room for several of those critical early hours when treatment makes all the difference. Failing to diagnose the stroke for three and a half months. Leaving her on her own to teach herself to speak and move again, so she could call other specialists and ask for the help she was not getting. “If I left it up to [my physicians], I’d be dead,” Pahl says.

Fortunately, Pahl ultimately decided this was all just wonderful. She found astounding reserves of grit, resilience, and positivity that allowed her to embrace the experience and begin healing. She’ll tell you it’s a wonderful thing that has happened to her. She’ll tell you it has taught her to accept the love that was always so easy to give and hard to take. And since this attitude is pretty much the only thing that kept her alive and got her walking and talking again, you just might believe her.

Pahl is currently drawing on her personal experience to become a traveling spokesperson for the “alternative” methods – cannabinoids in particular – that are healing her body and spirit, and she’s hoping her story encourages rapid change in the American medical industry as we know it.

Listen to Pahl explain the tremendous journey of this past year and why she insists “I love my stroke.”

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link: TTEOW Emma interviews Star 5-30-16

Here are some of Star’s favorite resources:

Amber French~

www.petals-of-peace.net

 

Marjorie Auckland~

Creating Heaven on Earth

www.herbalightonics.com

 

Jamie Kessloff~

Acutonics & Massage Therapies, Reiki, Yoga Classes, Nutritional and Life Coaching, CranioSacral.

www.LivingOurDivinity.com

 

Kausalya Denise Payne-Ollivier~

www.reikimastertouch.com

 

Maya Copper~

www.isisscrolls.com

 

Joshua Hanna~ Holistic Evolution

www.holistic-evolution.com

 

Alyssa Melody~Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

www.AcupunctureHumboldt.com

 

Stanford Stroke Center~

www.med.stanford.edu

 

Care By Design

www.cbd.org

Martain A. Lee~ author of Smoke Signals

www.Projectcbd.com

 

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