A carer's account

After my wife had a stroke a few years ago I kept notes on what was happening and eventually turned them into an eight-episode account online. It's factual but not heavy - there's often a lighter side to the recovery process - and several people have said that reading it really helped them, whether as victim or carer. We live on the Spanish island of La Gomera, which adds another dimension.

If it can help anyone else I'd be delighted. The web address is https://gomerastroke.blogspot.com

Thanks for that, I am certainly going to read it. Any help that anyone can give always much appreciated. Best wishes to you in Spain.

Jane.

Many thanks for your response. My wife is fine now except that her balance is still unreliable, she needs a stick for safety. But we can live with that!

Peter

Likewise the same with me, but as you said we can live with that.

I did find your blog very informative and helpful and am so glad that you wrote it. I do hope other members will also read it. I hope that you are both safe and well with this coronovirus, such a terrible thing to happen, it seems to be at the moment, if it's not one thing it is another!!! I have got an small aneurism, which was picked up when I had my stroke, it is supposed to be being monitored to see if it grows, but our hospitals are not doing appointments etc., so I am left a little bit in limbo, and have a bit of a warped sense of humour, so keep saying if the aneurism doesn't get me then the coronovirus will!!!! Either way I can't win......do forgive my humour......but that is how I cope with things. Anyway, lovely to talk to you, take care.

Jane.

Thanks for your interest, and we wish you all the best. You'll be fine - a sense of humour always helps!

Peter