Patient Comments: Stroke - Recovery

Please explain your experience with stroke recovery.

Comment from: Jim, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

I had a bleed on the brain back in 1996 which affected my left side, I have lost some of the use in my left hand and arm, and have trouble walking. I had to learn to write right handed, as I was left handed. I have pain and burning in the arm hand and leg all the time. I have been prescribed gabapentin and tramadol for the pain; it helps put does not do away with it entirely.

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