Hello all, my stroke was in October 2020, so it's early days.
It's very encouraging to read about others' experiences. Thank you.
My main issue is dizziness rather than actual fatigue, although it begins to get wearing and starts to manifest itself as fatigue as my head begins to feel heavier and heavier as it feels as if it's bobbing about on my neck. I can walk, but start to stagger after a while, as my balance is affected by the dizziness.
I feel most comfortable when my head is in a fixed position, so it's tempting to keep sitting down. I sleep a lot, always after lunch for an hour or two, and all through the night, no problem, then wake up exhausted. It takes me at least an hour to crank up in the morning. I'm retired so at least I don't have to please an employer, which is a blessing,
After a morning shower I would be happy to stagger back to bed, except that I need to force myself to do something around the house like jobs that need attention, or at least I feel that they do. I have been able, with husband's assistance, to strip and re-varnish two timber doors. This mammoth task has taken over two weeks, just a chunk at a time, and I feel triumphant at having managed it, because I never thought I would recover enough strength in my affected hand to wield a paint-brush, and I didn't think I could keep upright for long enough.
I am encouraged by this, but I have other hobbies which have been neglected, and I don't exercise enough. I am anxious about walking outside in case I fall over and break something. Safer to stay indoors, so I do "landing laps" inside, although it's not as healthy as a nice long walk in the fresh air.
Roll on that vaccine! And thank you for your contributions. I feel I am not alone.