Recovering from a stroke can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.
The patient a 45-year-old male, had a stroke due to the dissection of his right carotid artery. This caused paralysis on the left side of his body, spasms and painful spasticity. He is currently on a range of medicines for conditions such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and depression.
Learn more about this condition in our stroke section.
This interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.
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Last reviewed: February 2013