I just wanted to give a shout out to all the carers, friends, family & loved ones who do so much for us following our strokes. Having a stroke not only changes the life of the stroke survivor but can also be life changing for those that care for us. Carers can often be the forgotten ones & give up their time willingly to help us through.
18 months on from my stroke my husband still does so much for me (taking me to appointments, cooking, shopping etc) & without his help I’d be stuck. He’s had to reduce his working hours & often drops things at short notice to help me.
To all you carers out there thank you so much & please don’t forget to take time for yourself too. You definitely deserve it.
They are so wonderful, aren’t they? I hate that I can be so tiring to someone else, because they are picking up the things I am no longer doing, or at least not doing yet. And the patience they must have for my bad days, when I am annoyed or frustrated. I try to keep that to myself, but that means laying around somewhere out of the way, in turn, making them worry I am having another stroke, while I am really just trying to keep my mouth shut lest I say something regretful.