Keeping Up Appearances

Perfectly said…………….

Rocky Mountain Stroke Survivor

I’ve realized in the last few weeks that perhaps one of the reasons that young stroke survivors are such an overlooked group is that so many of us are trying to live as normal a life as possible that others can easily forget what happened. I’m regularly told that I look great, look normal. And while I certainly am feeling significantly better than I was a year ago, I can’t say that I feel normal!

I’ve practiced everything I need for regular daily life so many times now that I can pull it off just fine. But ask me to jump with both feet off the ground at the same time or do a small motor skill that I haven’t practiced yet and you’ll discover that I’m faking it. I’ve learned everything necessary to get by and stopped there. I’m so grateful I’ve even been able to make the progress…

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6 replies

  1. Thanks for linking up! 🙂

  2. YES !!! I look like my old self BUT I am so shaky inside and my head is still in a fog. Still get nauseous when I move my head too much, want to sleep a lot still and can’t do anything using fine motor skills. I am getting a lot of people thinking that I am “all better” until they see me walk.

  3. I get lots of comments on looking great after they find out I’ve had a stroke. I usually don’t respond because it would take an hour to explain what happened and what my invisible deficits are.

  4. dean, how’s your gait? when I first communicated with you, you were working hard on your gait. and to keep your arm from bouncing into your groin. are those fixed now?

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