Good morning Frank.
You must be doing something right as you have found your way on the new forum. Well done, I struggle badly with this new layout.
I had aphasia, not severe, and recovery just steadily improved over many months.
I am an FCA so numbers had previously come very easy indeed. But we are not the same as before stroke. We are new people.
I do different things, such as tea making and waiting on tables and gardenning. After about three years friends accepted I would no longer assist with 5heir tax returns. My Institute have given me lifetime free status as an FCA but I do not Practice. Things slowly improve over the years, but I just have to tolerate my loss of numbers. I am six years post stroke and the numbers do not flow. But it doesn’t matter. I can do some voluntary work for the local church .
I have not pushed my brain for numbers. I just do what I can and some level of numeracy edges back. Live your life as best you can and things will improve.
I benefit from advice to stop saying it is my stroke. I didn’t choose it, don’t want it and therefor do not treat it as an ongoing issue, stroking only lasted for a few hours, or even a few minutes, and now it’s all about recovery.
Think about what you can do and not what you can not do.
Smile many times each day. False, forced fake or real all work.
Lots of us are out here for you, even if we aren’t any good at using this new forum.