Hi Edwyn and all,
I had the misfortune to suffer a stroke in 07, mine was a blockage rather than a bleed. The effetcs were remarkably similar to Edwyns.. walking limited use of hand( left in my case) and the reading probs.
I was aware before my event that Edwyn had suffered his stroke, and had followed all the info I could.
It really was useful to me to see that it wasn't the end of things, which I think most stroke suffers think at some point... and It helped me realise it was just a new beginning.
In the nearly 3 yrs since my stroke.. I have learned to walk again, well you can call it walking haha, and sorted the reading and writing side to the point that im virtually back to where i was, although I am now dyslexic.. but working on it. The hand is seeming to be the real long job... it is impoving with the physio, but frustratingly slow... I am a musician, guitar sax and keyboards.. I have found ways to play guitar again, mainly by open tunings and using a slide, and and of course keyboards are always open to one handed use.
So.. anyoen who does have or knows anyoen who has had a stroke be encouraged by Edwyns example.. and just get on with life. I loved his comment towards the end of the Docu that he didn't miss anything from before the stroke... exactly!
Move on with life its to short to mess about with.