These health things are so different from person to person but here goes.
My Dad lives with me, he is 84. Two years ago he had what you call a mild stroke. Losing control of most of his left side for a while. Slurred speech, tired, could not swallow. Looked really bad.
Two years later he is active again, walking two miles a day, tending his garden and talking pretty normal. Fishing when he gets a chance. He has also resumed his deacon responsibilities at the church.
He was very determined. We walked and did mental/physical exercises every day. It was a slow slow process. He became very impatient and frustrated. But he kept recovering.
He is still tired and light headed, has no hot or cold sensation in his left side and his mouth droops a bit mostly when tired. He chokes/strangles easily. However....compared to where he was, his recovery is miraculous to me. Praise God.
he is 84. I’m 85 similar experience. ride bisycle. quite active now. Modern medicine and therapists wonderful. Thank you for your information.