Hi everyone. So I had a stroke in February, I was in hospital for a week and rehab for 5 weeks before I was discharged and have been continuing physio etc at home. There’s a couple of things that I just can’t seem to get used to and I was hoping anyone with similar post stroke symptoms could tell me if they had or still have any issues with the following things, or had any ideas if they are normal after a stroke.
Before my stroke I was often up multiple times on the night to go to the loo, Mainly I think because I’m diabetic. Since my stroke when I’m asleep I don’t wake up like I used to and because of this I have been buying incontinence slips (the nappy type ones) and wearing those every night. It was getting better while I was in rehab but I seem to be regressing now I’m home and I’m waking up with them pretty much at capacity! Im just wondering if this gets easier over time? I’m 37 years old and I’m worried I’ll be buying these slips for the rest of my life!
Also with all the lovely weather we’ve been having lately I’ve noticed my tolerance for heat and the sun has dropped dramatically! I used to be able to sit outside and read/watch random YouTube videos etc for hours, but can barely make it to an hour at the moment without feeling ill.
Lastly, I know fatigue is a big issue with many people and I’m getting used to dealing with it, but I’m struggling between being fatigued but not being able to sleep… I’m usually wide awake around 4am even if I can’t sleep the night before. I think all in all I’m getting between 3&4 hours a night and it’s driving me mad!
Thanks for reading and I would appreciate any advice