Every now and again I give an update on my recovery from my stroke in 2013. There is very little change! I seem to be on a plateau now with most (all?) foods OK but I still have problems with drinks. Beer and orange are OK in small sips but I find tea (especially Lapsang Souchong) and coffee hard work. I used to love these!
All the time I feel giddy on my feet and I still tire easily after any
physical or mental activity of more than about 15 minutes. My emotional
threshold seems lower - I worry and cry more. I have a sick feeling most
of my waking time. Sleep is fine, although I sometimes muddle dreams
with reality: for example I was convinced my younger son had decided to
break a journey to the Lake District here next weekend. He is coming but they have no
plans to visit the Lake District. I must have dreamed this! I can drive
and most cognitive functions are fine. My fine motor skills are not as
good as they were. My voice is poor.
In summary, I am having to adapt to the new "me". If things improve,
great, but after all this time I am beginning to, reluctantly, accept my limitations.
The main problem is people see me and say how well I look. Indeed
I do look well. Inside I still feel unwell. In some ways it would be
easier to have a disability that people could see.