I am Janice and I had a stroke in 2017. I attended a Bristol After Stroke Wellbeing Day and this was where I first heard about Stroke Odyssey. I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy it but I thought that I would give it a try. My aim was to improve my balance.
The first time I went I was made to feel welcome and everyone was friendly, I felt completely at ease. It was good to mix with other people who were in a similar position to me although naturally strokes affect people differently. I never felt out of my comfort zone and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
Now I have been attending the group regularly and we have done a few performances. I found it very rewarding when we went to Southmead Hospital and I was able to tell them that I had been a patient on that ward.
If you are reading this and want to join our group give it a try. I can thoroughly recommend it and I am sure that you will find it uplifting.