Our Community Cares: Suffering from stroke

This week, community member Michelle wrote to us, asking for some community advice:

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Having been forced into retirement three years ago by an infection that lost me 37% of my leg, I have now suffered a stroke. It is apparently a rare type of stroke which occurred in the right side of my brain at the top of the brain stem. It came on slowly over several days and affects coordination and balance. I am slowly starting to regain some of the deficits that afflicted me and I wondered if there is anyone else who has suffered and recovered from a stroke? I only turned 60 at the end of November.

Can you help her? Have you or someone you know suffered from a stroke?