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I hope the original poster is still checking in here and still improving. My left side from the waist up side was "hopelessly" paralyzed in 1982 from a massive stroke. During the stroke the main artery to my right hemisphere ruptured where it feeds from the carotid so there was no option for putting in a shunt. I was comatose for eight days and not expected to live. Over many years and a number of setbacks my recovery from paralysis is complete other than a barely noticeable drooping on the left side of my face. That sort of recovery is unusual, but I contend it can and should be the normal course of stroke recovery. Dr. Edward Taub at the University of Alabama has pioneered a movement therapy for overcoming paralysis from strokes (and I think he is working with traumatic brain injury now also). The technique is called "constraint induced movement therapy" and here is one link about it: newbielink:http://www.health.uab.edu/17653/ [nonactive] If the original poster has not fully recovered, don't give up hope. I had a wonderful physical therapist who helped get my paralyzed torso to respond and fully recover over a five year period. And she started working with me twelve years after that side was paralyzed, so don't let the time of recovery discourage you either. There is no maximine time for recovery, despite what many experts may say.