What is it like to have a Stroke?
I've had two major and one minor strokes, together with countless TIAs.
The other day, someone asked me, "What is it like?"
In case you are interested, this is how I describe the long road to recovery ...
having a #stroke is like dropping a dozen jigsaw puzzles down a flight of stairs ...
A few pieces will stay in the boxes, but other pieces scatter on the treads
One or two might be lost forever by slipping through the gap between the wall and the carpet.
Other pieces might land upside down so you can't see the picture at all, just the cardboard on the back.
You have to pick up the rest, one piece at a time, look at the picture and decide in which box it belongs.
Sometimes, you will put the piece in the wrong box, but in time, you will get the majority of pieces back where they belong.
It just takes time, patience, and courage.
Never Say I Can't