When I had the stroke, I looked BAD. Real bad. Now I look good, real good. I have nothing in the way of pictures or recordings to show what I was like back then. Nothing. I wouldn’t allow my picture to be taken and I most definitely wouldn’t have allowed someone to videotape me. I have no samples of my writing or what my voice sounded like back then. And I wish I did. For a bunch of reasons. I wish that I could prove to people the amazing transformation that I’ve made, but I can’t. No such luck. Now when I try to explain what I’ve been through and what happened people look at me like I’m nuts. But, I did not want that period of my life to be documented in any way. I was extremely vulnerable then and it would’ve been downright cruel for someone who was thinking normally to suggest to me that I should document what I looked like and try to take my picture or record me. But now almost 3 years later I wish that I had something to show for it all. When people learn what happened to me and what I’ve been through, they’re in absolute shock. So, document the crap somehow, you’re gonna want it later.