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Thread #64711   Message #1059768
Posted By: GUEST,Guest Pip
24-Nov-03 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: my stroke anniversary
Subject: RE: BS: my stroke anniversary
Hi Robin, you sound to be doing pretty well-congratulations.

I'd just like to give you some encouragement, my husband had a very severe stroke six years ago, like you, he came home unable to walk, talk, read, or understand numbers, or have a memory. He has gradually regained all these (with the exception of telling the time) and he occasionally says outrageously inappropriate words at the wrong time! He has worked very hard and has been much bullied by me (an ex physio who worked with strokes and Parkinsons)

He asks me to say 'well done' and not to be discouraged, keep working at it, he is still regaining things at this late date. Medical pundits will tell you that after two years nothing much will return, but Peter has proved them wrong and so can you! There are plenty of unused cerebral pathways waiting to be opened up.

All the best.