Cycling for recovery from a stroke

Hi Sufferlandrians
On 21 June, I suffered a massive right side ischemic stroke which left me with hemiplegia on my left side - my recovery is progressing well - I am walking effectively with a cane and an AFO but very little functional movement in my left arm yet.
I’ve recently started back on the bike, doing around 10-15 minutes every day or so and am pretty much exhausted after that. Happily, my once paralysed left leg is responding well to cycling and it’s really improving my walking as well. As a long-term Sufferlandrian, I’m stunned by how much fitness I’ve lost and a curious as to whether any other Sufferlandrians have experienced similar neurolgical injuries resulting in physical deficits and whether they have any tips or ideas to improve my recovery or even sharing their own experiences?

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Welcome @Eddie!

I’m very sorry to hear about your stroke, and want to wish you all the best with your recovery. It’s great to hear that cycling is helping with the process.

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Hi, Eddie. I hope you keep finding inspiration so that you can continue to crush that recovery. You’re doing an amazing job already.

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I don’t think he’s on the forum, but Sir Andy Dobinson suffered something very similar a couple of years ago. He’s doing some stuff on instagram at andy_stroke_of_luck and looking to help others in a similar situation.

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Hi Eddie
use it :arrow_right: don’t lose it. the more you try to work the affected side, the more it’s gonna improve. do you see a physio? if you don’t (yet) try to find one who’s specislized in active neuro treatment, these guys can do s great job and really get you going.
all the best and stay strong :muscle::muscle::muscle:

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Thanks @Sir_Richard_KoS! Hi I looked him up on Instagram - inspirational fellow!!

Thanks @IsiSchneider_KoS, yes I’m actively engaging my affected side constantly through walking, exercises and cycling on the Wattbike. I’m currently working with a neuro-specialist physiotherapist and that’s going very well and I’m making great gains. I guess I just need to keep working hard and be patient :smile:

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I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you gave him a shout on insta for any advice or support. He’s a great guy, runs my cycling club (Glasgow Green Cycle Club), and as you can see, is an addicted ultra runner too.

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hey that sounds good!!! :+1::+1::+1:
keep on going, I wish you all the best. and never forget you’re a Sufferlandrian, that helps to keep you in the right mindset. sure you can be proud of the progress you’re making :blush:

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