| | 2 different kinds of stroke
In 2000 I had a stroke that left me with left side weakness. I don't have use of my left hand and I wear a brace due to drop foot. There are a few numb spots on my face but sensory was not badly affected. Mostly mobility. In 2006 I had a brain stem stroke. This left me with very reduced response to hoit and cold on my right side and a serious lack of balance. After the first stroke I spent 6 weeks in a rehab facility and benefitted greatly. I was able to eventually go back to work full time and I was able to do lots of my usual activities such as cooking, cleaning, laundry etc. My gait was affected, but at least I could walk without assistance. After the stroke in 2006 everything changed. My lack of balance has kept me from doing just about any kind of activity except seated. I was never told or talked to about rehab after the 2nd stroke and therefore believed that none was available since my issues were not mobility related. A couple years ago I asked my doctor about my lack of balance (a new doctor) and he said it was too long after the "event" to get rehab. Is that true? Am I stuck for the rest of my life where I am now? Should I talk to a different doctor? Any suggestions would be appreciated.