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Every stroke is different, as we well know, and recovery time is dependent on the damage and individual. I have been reading A Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor who is a neuroscientist who had a stroke and recounts her eight year journey to being “recovered” as much as she feels she is. Even in my darkest hours, there is always a flickering candle of hope in the distance, through the fog.


Hi Sharon so sorry to hear you are going through such a bad time, it will be hard for you all and you all need the support to come to terms with what has happened to you. Things do improve you are in the very early exhausting stages which I never thought would lift but does. Maybe it might help to set yourself small goals to focus on and write them down but also write down your achievements so that you can recognise your improvement. I hope you are getting pain relief for your back so that you can follow any exercise that you have previously been given. This forum is great and makes you realise that there are so many people out there who are going through the same challenges and you’re not alone. Take care.