Hi. I'm Christine and it's been four months since my stroke. I was pretty much incapacitated when I was in ICU. My right side was pretty much shot. I guess I have accomplished a lot in the last four months. I can walk pretty well, and when I get worn out I seem to have balance issues. But all in all the walking's come a long way. I still have ankle issues.
My PT is at risk of being stopped, even though I feel like I still want them cheering me on. But the rest I really can do on my own. My OT is just getting started as far as I'm concerned. I'm just now, finally, starting to move my arm in different directions. The hand can only squeeze to grip, but cannot release very often. But I feel like I am really seeing results, and I make sure to do my home exercises.
This week when I went to the movies it was clear to me how much help I need. I can to be on the side of the theatre that had the hand rail on the left side while going down the stairs----because of my ankle. Additionally my friend carried stuff for me when we got concessions. Luckily, I never go to the movies alone. But it's so much to think about!
So that's my first blog, like it or not.