No one knows what my daily life is like in SassyBetsy's Blog A blog by SassyBetsy Posted October 25, 2014 Betsy, I'm going to disagree with your statement no one knows what it is like. While that is true of those who have not had this happen to them, it is not of those who have had a stroke. Here we very well know the feeling of wanting so badly to get better, back to some semblance of normal, and not feel like a burden to ourselves along with everyone else. The frustration of that not happening very timely is something we also know all too well. I remember trying to have people understand by likening it to a case of the flu you just can't fully shake and pull yourself out from under but that wasn't it. i'm sorry but a box of chocolates, container of ice cream, or huge shopping spree doesn't make this feel any better. The only thing that does is time and the best way to help it along is for you to make a choice. You can choose to frustrate yourself and make yourself unhappy trying to rush things you can't change and make yourself happy, or you can learn to accept what you cannot change with the help of your friends here, and learn to find joy in what you may need to do differently and accomplish.