Three Key Steps to Recover from Stroke

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After having a stroke, it’s understandable that you may be discouraged. But three key steps can help you recover mentally and physically.

Think positively

Never say never. Believe that you will walk and speak again. Get rid of negative words from your vocabulary. Use phrases like, “I will” and “I do.”

Accept that you’ve had a stroke

Acceptance shouldn’t be confused with giving up. Instead of mourning the past, acceptance helps you handle present circumstances and think of your future.

Get support

You can find support through your family, friends, stroke support groups, church and therapy. These are good ways to get advice and have a social outlet