I know that many Stroke Survivors, carers and loved ones were told or were warned by consultants and other professionals in the early days of stroke that “you may never walk, talk, swallow “etc. these days I've come to
understand why, if we were told that we will fully recover when knowing that we wouldn't would be foolish and dishonest of the practitioners.
I like many others was given a bleak outlook for my future and to be prepared for a life with disabilities
which caused me to be very sad and down for a short while, eventually I began to accept my stroke and the disabilities it has left me with, however, I could not and would not accept the prognosis.
Let me try to encourage you by saying there is a new
world out there to discover, though I cannot drive any more and my walking is ver poor I see and visit more places than I would have if I driving. over the past four years I've climbed my mountain, carried the Olympic torch, flown back to Australia, I independently
travel in my Power chair on busses and trains, stay in hotels, visited many places in the Uk i.e. London, Newmarket, Stratford on my own. Next week I'm going to Northumberland for a respite week again on my own.
Life doesn't need to be just an existence
it's an exploration there are so many things out there that can give you something to live for and enjoy.
Try not to allow yourself to get stuck in in that “I’ll never be able to do that again” mode, it isn’t an easy journey
but the World is your Oyster so get out there and explore it.