"I experience the physical effects whilst Nick gets the psychological ones and they both have their challenges."
- Toni, Young survivor of stroke
Written by Toni Arfaras
This blog includes descriptions of sexual activity.
I think it would be interesting to pinpoint the reasons people originally contact the Stroke Foundation be it through StrokeLine or jumping on the website. For me there were two reasons; driving and sex, though I’m not sure which one I considered the most important. One represented a misplaced sense of freedom and the other a part of my identity.
Both were important and post stroke I wanted to know if there were any restrictions on when either could begin. Driving was easy to locate; four weeks after a stroke with clearance from your doctor so that was an easy date to mark on the calendar.