A Stroke Survivors Story

As a stroke survivor, how realistic are your expectations?

Transcript – Craig’s story.

I asked Craig, is it physically possible for you to do today but he couldn’t do it yesterday? 

No, my expectations may not be real, but they are my expectations. I do not always want to deal with less than perfection.

But everything I’ve been taught about setting goals was to keep them real and achievable.

When I was 21, I have a severe accident. And one of my hobbies had been ballroom dancing. I had to give it up. Craig’s stroke has limited his physical and cognitive ability. So is he setting the bar too high? Has anyone ever been able to reach the goal of perfection?

Is it helpful for Craig to compare what he could do before his stroke with his vote plus stroke? Isn’t that like comparing apples with oranges?

So what happens when you hang on to unrealistic expectations?

Well, nothing remains stagnant. And if you try to stay the same, you will fall into a downward spiral.

This is the site for both survivor and carer. So let’s return to the group and explore this question. 

Do you want to remain as you are?