If you know the early warning signs of a stroke you will be able to recognize one quickly. It is important to get the person immediate help. If they get to a hospital within 3 hours, they will receive treatment to minimize brain damage. The earlier they get this treatment, the better their chances of recovery. Don’t hesitate to call an ambulance if you see the signs.
Recovery from a stroke can be a long and difficult road paved with uncertainties. If this has happened to you, you are not alone. All strokes are different and will affect body functions more or less severely. There is no “One size fits all” when it comes to strokes. The information below shows how a recovery plan may be developed and who may be involved.
Whilst is wonderful to have love and help from our friends and families, sometimes the best support can be found from people who have already traveled along the road we are on. They have had experiences similar to our own so we can identify with them. Nor are they as anxious and concerned about us as family members often are.
Click this link to find a list of Stroke blogs and support groups as well as more information on the latest news and developments on strokes.