Month 33 in Stroke Recovery 

As you guys may know my from my last post about recovery progress I can write again with the affected side. In under 5 days it has progressed from 5 year old chicken scratch Scribbly letters to better than my dominant hand when it comes to printing. I’m surprised that it’s also getting faster too. I guess being a total dork and printing off printing worksheets they use in kindergarten was a great idea. I’ve also been nerding out and working on trying to improve my  handwriting skills. This has been going equally as well and I’m still just trying to wrap my head around it.

My drawing abilities are still not the greatest I will admit, I’m still happy with the end product. One night I was on a roll with the writing practice so I was going to try and draw a tree. From that point on my hand decided it was going to be an angry “tree monster” which I thought was hilarious. Back to that stage where kids animate things and thanks to being an only child I find it highly entertaining. Every chance I can I am trying to write with my left and my efforts are paying off. Not just every day there is improvement, there is a difference every attempt I make at it. 

There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to do things you used to do after almost three years. I’m not going to lie there were a few months there where my progress had almost slowed to a halt. I was really concerned, but at the same time hopefully due to the different studies I’ve read on recovery and the human brain. I was starting to think that maybe those people got better by fluke, but not anymore. Apparently all one needs to get better is hope and persistence. Even if things taper out for a while whatever it is if you work at it you’ll continue to recover for the rest of your life. As you can probably tell I’m over the moon with joy.

I look forward to answering any questions,

Jesse 

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