I can't seem to get my head around it, I don't want anyone to know it happened, is that weird?
I'm even struggling to use the word 'stroke'. I haven't told anyone other than immediate family, even then I've tried to downplay it saying I've been treated for a blood clot and prefer to use the term the paramedics used which was CVA (cerebrovascular accident), it's almost as if I'm pretending to myself that it didn't happen.
On the other hand, my husband's treating me as if I'm made of spun-glass, so fragile and delicate, he keeps saying 'just rest', 'don't do that, I'll do it', 'you'll have to retire now' or 'you can't do that' etc he wants me to sit and do nothing. I've told him I have to move and exercise and do things so my brain can rewire but all he says is 'I nearly lost you and I don't want you to have another'.
It's only been 18 days, so I guess we both still have a lot to come to terms with.