Re: Is this normal after a stroke?
I am so sorry for what you are going through, you are so young. These strokes are a mystery some times and they sure make us re-design and re-evlauate our life. Remember Zoe you were saved for a reason. Always remember that, and because of that you should not be afraid. The anxiety is normal every person on this stroke board will tell you we feel anxiet and worry. But you must make sure you dont allow the anxiety to create another illness. I can make you sick. I have suggest to others to find a place in your house that is quiet and peaceful. surround yourslef with things you love and go there as often as you have to . Listen to music, do yoga relaxation tapes. Do what ever you can to eliminate the anxiety. It worked for me and I really encourage you to try it. This type of relaxing is healthy and healing. Its good for the B/P and heart. It helps us sleep more restful and keeps our mind healthy.
Zoe We all want so desperatly to have someone tell us we are ok, We are stroke free and never going to have another one. We want someone to wave a magic wand over us and say POOF you are all better. Oh how I wish it was so but it is not. We have to dig deep down inside ourselves and find strength we never knew we had. We have to decide we are going to live a great life and do great things and not live in fear. I admit, time does have a healing effect. The farther away you get from your stroke the date, the braver we become. But try to get there as quick as you can because life is so much more wonderful when we realize we weathered a stroke and we are still having a great life.
Please continue to post we have all survived strokes and we have big shoulders, good ears and big hearts. Rant, complain, ask questions .
God Bless Mulchie