• Posted by Bruce Farrell on February 10, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    Well hello! I am Bruce Farrell and I have aphasia.

    I used to work as a proposal director at Plante Moran. I was on the board of APMP (Association of Proposal Management Professionals). I was a musician playing guitar and writing songs.

    All of that change about 2 1/2 years ago, when I had a serious bicycle accident. And that is how I got aphasia. It’s really hard. But I’m learning, and every day is a new day.

    Bruce Farrell replied 1 year, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • LaDonna Osborne

    Administrator
    February 10, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Hi, Bruce! Welcome to the community!

  • Deborah Jones

    Member
    March 27, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Hi Bruce! Nice to meet you.

    You said your stroke was 2 1/2 years ago. How long were you in the hospital? Did you go to rehab? Have been you able to go back to work? That’s my biggest goal!

  • Bruce Farrell

    Member
    March 31, 2023 at 7:17 am

    Hey there, Deborah!

    How long was I in the hospital?
    Almost two months.

    Did I go into rehab?
    No., I went home. Once I got settled. I had speech therapy and occupational therapy five days a week. I got out of occupational therapy after about seven months. I’m still at speech therapy two times a week.

    Did I go back to work?
    Unfortunately, no. I was a proposal director, but haven’t been able to work. But who knows? Maybe someday.

    What is my biggest goal?
    My biggest goal would be to go back to work. I would like to just be normal again. Other than that my big role is to play in bands and hopefully be friends with everybody else.

    I hope that helps.

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