Post-stroke recovery can be extremely overwhelming and challenging. Patients typically cannot understand what has happened, and feel confused or lost. They often experience emotions such as fear, anger, and frustration. This can lead to stress, or atypical behaviour that may seem out of character.
Your emotions and feelings are completely normal and understandable, and an expected part of your recovery process. During your recovery, it is also important to know its effects and how to adapt to them, as well as to recognise how physical and cognitive rehabilitation can help you recover.