Emotional reactions are part of the way we deal with things. It is usually influenced by a person’s character. I have had moments of rage and the odd day of depression. I do not like using my stroke as a stick to hit people with or to get sympathy. I just try to get on with things. Stroke is such a devastating experience, that I can understanding people being obsessed with it. However, I try to appreciate that other people have lives too and that nobody likes a moaning minnie. Have you talked to the Stroke Association helpline about this or contacted a carers group? Might be worth it.