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AdminJack, August 19,  2019  6:05pm EST

New perspective

Hi there.  I'm new to stroke experience as if 12 Aug 19, it will be one week tomorrow that I woke up and could not speak properly, then discovered other signs of impairment.  I waited a couple of days then had to go to the ER and was diagnosed with an ischemic stroke primarily left sided. 


Just want to interject I used to touch-type accurately around 100wpm.  No longer, just to get to here has taken 10+ minutes, so frustrating!


That's my intro.  I'm in the Denver, CO area, howdy! *smile*

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  • Matthew1
    Matthew1, August 19,  2019  6:29pm EST

    Thank you for reaching out. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this. I am also a stroke survivor so there’s no need to ever apologize for taking extra time to complete tasks. The important thing is that YOU DID IT!!  All milestones are reason to be proud. I assume you’re in therapy. If so, work hard each day and celebrate all milestones. Be patient. Recovery can take a long time. My advice would be to work as hard as you can to be the best YOU  that you can be. There are millions of people who are rooting for you!!!!!!!!!!

  • AdminJack
    AdminJack, August 19,  2019  7:07pm EST

    This is my first exploration of recovery options so, no, not in therapy as of yet.  Besides learning heaps of humility, this is the first crisis of independence, meaning not being able to 'fake' being "normal". 


    I'm feeling a lot of new things and don't know what to do with them, I feel rather overwhelmed a lot, sorry for the bad diction.

  • Matthew1
    Matthew1, August 19,  2019  7:24pm EST

    I understand. If you can, contact clinics that provide therapy for stroke survivors as soon as you can. It’s important to begin and get the recovery process moving. If you’re in a hospital, ask them to help find you a clinic thats convenient for you. Remember, it’s completley normal to have many different feelings. Perhaps talking to a therapist or social worker can help sort out your feelings. 

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