Stroke is life changing a simple fact, but one I found hard to take in after a lifetime of getting up, brushing myself down and getting on with it.
Recovery often takes years and touches every aspect of life: self concept, confidence, mental life, aspirations, love, family, friends, work, hobbies, even the bloody housework.
In the process (1 year) I've found things I never would, and I've grown. My future has changed, and my perspective altered on many, many things.
So, just wanted to say that whilst it can be a long, hard, grief stricken journey, strokes gives as well as takes.