Last week my mother had a stroke a day after her “succesful” operation to remove a small tumour in her lung. At that point, she could not move her right side, could not talk, and I don’t know whether she can understand the words that I say. In my search for self-consolation, I searched for information on stroke. One of the things I found was a TEDtalk by a brain scientist-Jill Bolte Taylor, who herself suffered a stroke, and how she decided to recover from it. Which gives me hope that my mom can recover herself. I hope by sharing this video from ted.com I can share my sense of slight relief with others who may feel the same.