Thanks for your reply, I hope your glass is at a satisfying level today!
But I think that, as well as my being a naturally positive person (and how irritating can that be to others at times ), because of my age I may also have a different perspective of my stroke /life than younger sufferers. A stroke radically alters not only daily life, but one’s picture and expectations of the future. At 83 my future is tilted on a downward slope (in more ways than one ). I don’t mean this to be a depressing or negative statement, it is simply a fact of ageing, which varies from person to person… A gentle decline where I continue to have pleasures, however big or small, is a realistic view. I hope I can continue to mow the lawn and make bread, and if I can keep what wits I have, all the better…… and put one leg gracefully in front of another, without falling over, hurrah! I can cope with that scenario. My decline has had a cliff edge moment - I have good days and bad days, but I’m hanging on and crawling my way back up as best I can.
For those younger to have to cope with the physical affects of a stroke as well as adjusting to coping with work, family, and their own expectations as they recover makes my life look like a party. I applaud all those amazing people on this forum who cope with their challenges and put in amazing effort and patience to reshape and regain a good life. Hang in there everybody - it’s worth it!