My cerebellum brain bleed was in September 2013. This is nearly 2 years ago.
I am so fed up with my stroke symptoms, although I know I came off
better than many. One person my wife knows was a teacher and only 49. He
has been left very disabled. Likewise Michael Schumacher who, I understand, is a shadow of his former self since his head injury whilst skiing.
Me? Well I can still only take liquids in small sips, my voice is still
very poor and I feel giddy all the time when on my feet. I still get
exhausted doing physical or mental tasks taking over 15-20 minutes. My
wife tells me I am far less tactful than I was: in the past I would have
been more careful, whereas I tend to say it "as it is" nowadays and
often regret it later. I blame this on my brain. Honestly, I have no
wish at all to hurt anyone, but I know some of the things I have written
have hurt others, which has never been my intention.
On the positive side I
seem to be less tired than I was, but I still have a way to go. I
now enjoy cheese again and I can drink (and taste) most liquids, albeit
drink very slowly.
I can eat most foods. The occasional beer is nice. I enjoy eating out
again and can drive, although I find this tiring and needs lots of
I am not someone who gives up without a fight, but maybe some of these symptoms will always be with me? I do hope not and so much want to be as I once was. I miss being fit.
It is no use complaining. Whatever happens, I intend to milk life for all I can manage whatever my state is.