Road to recovery: a story by a stroke patient

  • Anonymous Patient


A South African sibling and friend had a stroke earlier this year whilst residing in the United Kingdom and as a keen supporter of nurses as well as the Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders, she wrote a letter to Professional Nursing Today to share her experience from being a healthy individual when waking up and moments later a stroke patient not able to care for herself. A lonely journey during the first weeks as this was still very much COVID-19 rules, no visitors and with impaired communication, the family and friends had to depend on the daily call to the doctor by the closest family member.