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Dear Jackson
I was paralysed down the left side. At six weeks I had some mobility and it has just got better and better as time goes by. I am now 23 months and last week I noticed how good my ability was to avoid stumbling. And that I at least have quite a decent grip with my left hand. Tiny little improvements keep happening and it means the whole of me is improving bit by bit.
Smile four times a day. Be positive. Write down your goals then write down how you are going to achieve those goals. Think lots about what you can do and not what you can not do. Fight off the depression, it will lengthen your recovery time if you fall into depression.
Most of us get sudden bits of good improvement or "whooshes" as some of us call it.
Think how well you are compared to many other stroke victims. You are a survivor, not one of the many victims. you have been chosen to survive.
Your age will help you a lot. Old enough not to expect the world tomorrow, young enough to be fit for the recovery that you will be travelling along.
In a word, have I been through similar to you and have I got 95% movement of my limbs...YES.

You can do it. Keep patient.

Best wishes
Colin

Tue, 11/7/2017 - 12:18am
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