Stroke survivor’s how-to: living with the emotional impact of stroke

Stroke survivor’s how-to: living with the emotional impact of stroke

Annabel talks about the emotional impact of having a stroke at the age of 22, with tips and advice for other stroke survivors. To help the Stroke Association support more women to conquer stroke, visit


  1. ryanfranciscoalpha on February 11, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Hi its now november 2016 its our stroke anniv we shared the same date of stroke congrats to us being alive.

  2. Yousef Abdulla on February 11, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    go thank god at least you can move your hads
    I was blind from birth in left eye I had 3 brain strokes in 2008 and effected my right side i cant move my right side but thankfully I can walk
    6 month ago I had epelipcy my nurologust told me it is stroke related 90 % of people with stroke get epelipcy so my drivers license is took away from
    i forgot so say I had brain surgery in 2010 but it was just to provent more strokes
    i take blood thinning medication cholestrole and blood pressure medication and epelipcy medication

  3. Foxy Lady on February 11, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Who are the 2 people who thumbed this down, idiots…yes us stroke survivors are cool, and special.

  4. Ray Mckenna on February 11, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    I have the same vision problems on my left eye

  5. Mikey 137 on February 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    I had a stoke in 2013 I lost my vision from one side just half been 4 years already. I get flashbacks all that time and depresses

  6. vinnie on February 11, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    As a stroke survivor myself I am
    At long last in a good place minimal damage.
    I loved your words…positivety is key to beating it..including the emotional hell afterwards.
    Good luck on your journey x

  7. Allan Johnson on February 11, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Annabel’s comments were helpful.  I had a stroke 10 months ago and have recovered about 90% all on my own with no help from a support network or any of my doctors.  I learned how to speak and regain balance  from You tube videos which I guess doctors don’t know about.  My biggest remaining issues are emotional (anxiety and anger and frustration), handwriting capability, and computational ability (simple arithmetic).  Before the stroke I was an Honors Math graduate from the University of Illinois and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries-i.e.- an accomplished and credentialed math genius and now I can’t balance my checkbook  I totally related to her comment about running a half marathon.  I walked 8 miles a day 3 days a week about 4 weeks after the stroke and everyone told me not to do it- "It is too hard for you. Practice walking across the living room instead." .  So her comments about "Screw You stroke" were right on with what I felt.  I got no support emotionally or therapeutically in my recovery except from a high school friend of 46 years ago who lives 2000 miles away, but had a father who suffered a stroke 60 years ago, and she "got it".  I haven’t found anyone else who does.  It feels good that there is someone (Annabel) who went through something similar to me and responded as I did.  I just wish I could find some support, like it seems Annabelle did.  Like her, I don’t "look different" so everyone tells me to just get over it and be grateful I can walk and talk and stop feeling anxious and stop making errors in paying bills.  You are an angel sent from Heaven, Annabel

  8. Tex Rider on February 11, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you for the video .. My wife has had a stroke she is older then you and lost her right arm and leg .. very sad .. and depression is a very real thing she cried for weeks after she got home and did not want to get out of bed .. We are still trying to understand thank you agin for the video

  9. Angus Young on February 11, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    you go girl, I had my stroke 3 weeks ago, and its taken my left side of my body, but screw you stroke this isn’t where it ends, starting to be able to move my fingers a little on my left hand so there’s hope, this 52 year old fella will always go down fighting, thank you for the video and fingers crossed we both improve with time x

  10. Tom Green on February 11, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    i had a stroke. Since sixteen months, can’t speak, paralysed, one side, syntax all gone. Emotion, new ‘person’. Isolated. i was hell. Still…could walk again, the brain re-learn, aloud, improved. Speech- great difficulty, but going up.

  11. David Tucker on February 11, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    I had a stroke 9 months and although I have improved I am still struggling with reading and writing and fatigue. I miss the old me!

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