Prior to my stroke I was a very active productive individual. After a medical mishap after a full hip replacement I was awakened and informed I had a stroke. The world as I knew changed forever. My husband and family helped me regain some of my mobility. I Still am unable to use my left hand. I've learned to be very creative in my daily life to survive as my wonderful husband of 52 years passed away in 2017. I feel our voice as stroke survivors is almost nonexistent. By participating in this forum I'm hoping as a unit we will be heard.