Life After a Stroke
An Uphill Battle
There is no way to sugar coat it. Recovering from a stroke will likely be one of the most challenging endeavors you will ever face. It may be a frustrating and emotional battle with yourself as your brain relearns basic skills like balancing, reaching, and talking.
But stay positive and stay hopeful. There is mounting evidence showing that most of the deficits caused by a stroke can be relearned and that progress can be gained even years after your stroke.
Your Stroke Journey
The recovery journey for someone who has experienced a stroke will go something like this. While not everyone who has had a stroke will experience all of these facilities, it is a general outline of what to expect.
Going through the entire stroke journey will take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. And even after you have gone through the entire spectrum of healthcare you may not be back to 100% functioning.
Join an online stroke support group and get support, motivation, and tips from other stroke survivors. You don't have to walk this path alone. Join a group today!
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5 Strategies to Maximize Recovery
Unfortunately once you have had a clot related stroke your risk for another stroke goes up. In fact, 1 in 4 ischemic stroke survivors will have another stroke.
Don't wait for another stroke to happen to you. Work on making healthy lifestyle changes and work with your doctor to reduce your risk of having a second stroke.
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