The Stroke Community Nurse called this morning for my 6 month follow up appointment.
I received a letter to say I’ll receive a telephone call in the morning, though I wasn’t expecting it at 08:30, so that took me by surprise as I was in the middle of brushing my teeth
I have to say she was lovely, and we chatted about how I was feeling, coping, fatigue, medication, exercise and diet, so I was able to ask a few questions that I had on my mind which helped a little.
At the end of the call she said that was it, I’d receive no more follow ups.
My GP will do an annual medication review, starting September, a year after the stroke and when I started taking the statin an anti-platelet tablets.
So that’s it’s guys, I’m on my own with only you fabulous people for support and advice
One thing she said stuck in my head that was ‘knowledge is power’, not sure how that translates into the everyday of my situation as we were discussing preventative measures other than if she meant I had to take control of what I could eg the food I eat and trying to exercise little and often, rest when I need to etc, well that’s what I’m taking it to mean.
It’s a little strange like being cast adrift to go it alone… but I’m going to take it as a positive, in reality I didn’t have much input from the professionals since having the stroke, probably because of covid restrictions at the time, so I’ve made progress on my own and that should continue.
It’s onwards and upwards, moving on as best I can. In the end only I can motivate myself to put in the work necessary.
Best wishes everyone, have a fabulous day