Thought it time I introduce myself as I’ve been using this forum for the last few months and it’s been invaluable.
Just over 3 months ago (sep 2017) i had a stroke (confirmed stroke rather than TIA), lentiform infarct left apparently, at the age of 37. Came as a real shock as I’ve tried to look after myself, but there we go. I seemed to be very lucky as I was driving at the time and remember suddenly not being able to sing alone to the song that was on the radio. Stopped for a bit and then drove home ! I’ve not suffered any paralysis or mobility issues. Just a slightly weaker right arm.
At the moment I actually feel worse than the first month or so after it happened. I was sent home straight after my MRI with some meds and that’s it ! I’m so dizzy and fatigued. Plus living with major anxiety that it will happen again is really getting me down. I do have some counselling starting soon which I can’t wait for. Oh and I also find it so hard to fall asleep. Once I’m out then I sleep very well. But nodding off is terribly hard.
Work have been utterly fantastic and I couldn’t praise them more. They are willing and offering everything to try and help and support. Such a load off my mind.
I guess I’m not too sure why I wrote all this but it’s nice to put it all down on paper as such. Plus I wanted to thank everyone who contributes here. It’s helped me so much already even though I have a way to go still.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.