In the beginning, the DRs told us that pretty much 6 months was the time when he would do the most healing. Well, we're 5 1/2 months into that time frame, and he still has big issues with fatigue. Not just good days and bad days, but days when he's so tired he basically sits on the couch, reads the paper, naps, watches a little tv, tries to get the breakfast dished done by lunch, etc.
He's had three or four of those in a row this week.
Granted, we're in the midst of moving into a new, bigger house with the kids and grandkids, and even though the movers are doing most of the packing and moving, there's still a lot of 'little" things to be done. Things that before the stroke he could have done in his sleep are suddenly huge projects that he has to chop up into little pieces and do a little at a time.
He used to do all the housework, grocery shopping, and cooking. Now, he needs help with all of those. I work all day, come home and help him cook, and then pretty much do most of the dishes. I'm not trying to complain, because I know he just doesn't have the stamina do do it all anymore.
I just wish I had a guarantee that on "day X" it would all be better.