My dear lady was resting and it was our usual tea time and like so many before she would brew up and deliver a fine cup of tea and a cookie.
I decided today is the day for me to brew up an deliver hers.
My test was only one arm so it meant stick free walk from kitchen back to lounge with no soils or falls
I’m glad to report successful mission, two teas angers delivered with only a small spill plus help opening the door, she was impressed as am I but left leg a bit tired
Well done . Great achievement. I remember it well, getting from the kitchen to the lounge without my stick with my cup of tea and going back to the kitchen to get my biscuit . I always feel very pleased with myself. I love my cups of and when my husband is at work I make at least 5 cups a day. I always feel that it’s good exercise, getting up and down and walking backwards and forwards and frequent trips to the loo. That’s my excuse for drinking lots of tea anyway.
Something to build o and slowly my independence will return absolutely Sue the loo trips walking to the dining room for meals all add up every day, keeping on doing that closes the gap on normality for sure.
Well done @mrfrederickson It must be great to feel you are making progress and so good to be able to give back even if in a small way to someone who has been looking after you all this time.
I’m very happy for you and your wife.
Hi there well done you in reaching achievement no matter how long it takes each little step along the way is moment to savour and to celebrate so well done as stroke survivor myself I know how much that meant to you you know most days can be frustrating because everything you took for granted a did without thought as been taken from you so you have to relearn to do it another way so you have to break everything down in small stages by do this we can achieve more then first think so once again we’ll done for reaching your goal take care and hope you reach many more goals along your road from stroke recovery from one stroke survivor to another May you have many more moments like this and happy days ahead all best K61
My friend Bryan is 8 years into his recovery and walking well with his right arm and hand operating normally his advice is keeping on doing the day to day and walking around with plenty of arm stimulation and it will all come together for me, I pray he’s right.
I’m not sure anyone can pinpoint the point of full recovery. Recovery is different for everyone and can take weeks, months or years and for some it may never happen. All we can do is focus on making improvements as we go and come to accept what we can do and make the best of that rather than focus on what we can’t do. Realistic goals are a great thing to have but acceptance of the new versions of ourselves is equally important.
You’re doing great just keep going and you’ll get there.
I’d agree with your friend’s advice! It does become easier the more frequently you perform a task. Repetition and the frequency of repetition is what the brain depends on to learn or retrain itself to that task.
So well done carry that brew to your wife, you reached another milestone Regularly carrying anything around in your hand will help with the brain training.
My right arm rested across my chest in the beginning and my hand grip was decidedly iffy to say the least. So when I started walking I’d carry something around in my right hand as much as possible, mainly unbreakable’s to begin with Over time it would be things with more weight to them (ankle weights/light dumbbells) to encourage my arm to stay down at my side.
And it worked!