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stroke, keep in mind that you are the most important
person in your own recovery. You need to have a major say in the decisions
about your care. This may be hard for you, and you may sometimes feel like
sitting back and letting others take charge.
Know and follow your rehabilitation (rehab) plan. Most people find
that rehab is hard work and a slow process. Tasks and activities that
were easy for you before the stroke often seem more difficult after the
Feeling sad about having a stroke and the resulting
disabilities is normal. But if you get depressed, it can interfere with your
recovery. At the first sign that you are feeling depressed, talk with your
family and your doctor. Early treatment for depression can prevent a delay in
January 3, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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