What's It Like Being An Adult With Upper Limb Spasticity?

How adult upper limb spasticity symptoms started

I had a stroke several years ago. After three months, I started having spasticity. Like on my hand. Right now I experience a lot of body tightening of the muscles and spasms in my right arm. It affects movement and stretching, all those things.

How difficult living as an adult wtih upper limb spasticity can be

I am still very independent. I live by myself. I can do pretty much anything. It just takes longer. Some of the things are more challenging than others. Some things, like tucking in my shirt, take longer. The hard part is that I haven’t been able to work. I was a mechanical engineer. Hydraulics, heavy equipment. All the tools are heavy and limit me.

I am always hoping for more treatment options. If I could gain more flexibility, then maybe life would be easier, and I would maybe even be able to go back to work. Hopefully, I could get back to doing more of the things that I did before.

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