Like most of you(I have read ur posts) acceptance was hard for me. My stroke was an odd one and slight, I had suffered a traumatic bereavement and the stroke was probably caused by shock. It was the type of stroke normally caused by a car accident etc.
Where am I now? I am three years down the line...I get really tired and my brain gets foggy. I now have migraines, my eye gets so sore and feels like it is being sucked into my brain...nice, I know lol. My face is still numb, I am forgetful BUT I am alive. A few months after my stroke my brother died suddenly from a blockage in his heart...bang, just like that he was gone!
Ive had a stroke, cancer, two major back ops, three bereavements in a short space of time AND my two remaining brothers couldnt/ wouldnt accetpt there was anything wrong with me....so, I dusted myself off, turned my back on their negativity and......I start a new job 22/8/16 which I am so so excited about, I'm in a new relationship with someone who has health issues so understands mine and he is the missing piece of my puzzle, I have three amazing adult children two of whome have incredible partners and one utterly perfect grandaughter who ive had the pleasure of spending the summer with because I was unemployed and although i am penniless I am happier than I have been in a very very long time......life goes on everyone, its up to us to make the very most of it. There is no magic wand to turn our clocks back so....live your lives and enjoy the treasures life still gives you.x