Hi. I’m 54 and had a bleed on the right side of the brain end of jan and paralysed down my left
By mid may my recovery was going well, really well considering it was a major stroke. There was a little bit of stroke, what stroke, improving every day,I can beat you.
Movement was good all round, mentally ok and walking felt close to normal on occasions. Skin sensation for an area often came back after an itch. Then sensations started to go wonky around mid may. Lost regained skin sensation on left side but CT scan said nothing bad had happened.
I don’t think I was ever prepared mentally to go backwards as seems to be the case especially this month and less so in previous two. had read improvements would slow but no one seems to mention deterioration. I’m only 6 months since the stroke and I feel I am in a worse position than 2 months ago.
Now I have quite severe burning tingling in face, muscles in leg,arm, neck etc often feel really tight,can almost feel that tightening happening and may be give just a couple of hours in evening when more relaxed. Recently had some days when bit short of breath. Often dizzy,lifting weaker leg seems to be getting harder. GP cannot find anything obvious wrong.
Number of people have said the journey would have ups and downs but for last 3 or 4 weeks Ups been in very short supply. I am starting to ask myself where this journey is going.
Has anyone else had a journey like this ? Any tips you could share on solutions? Do these sensations ever fade away ?