Re: It's like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Nancy, thank you for you response. I was lucky enough to spend a month at Toronto Rehab, an absolutely wonderful facility. The staff, from nurses and doctors to the PT's ans OT's were stellar. Even the food was good. It is because of their care and encouragement and my determination that I have progressed the way I have. I have been fortunate that I regained control of my arm and leg as I have. I know it does not come back that quickly for other stroke survivors, but it can in time. I still get physio twice a week for my shoulder and for other achey parts as needed. I keep myself as busy as possible and I don't notice pain then. In fact, I'm starting a beginner's quilting class. It will be good OT for my hand.
Keep working that hand and a massage might help your hip and leg. I know it helps me. You might even ask your doctor about outpatient therapy at Toronto Rehab. They have a few locations in Toronto. My doctor from Toronto Rehab is a physiatist who specializes in rehabilitation medicine. She is sooo good. She understands rehabilitation. There are lots of options in TO. We are so lucky to live in Canada.
Keep us posted on your progress. Everyone on this forum knows and can understand what each other is going through. Here's to a better 2012.
Last edited by K8S; 01-06-2012 at 08:14 PM.