In the aftermath of the stroke, my greatest challenge seems to be this endless quantity of fatigue. It can be overpowering at times. Fatigue resulting from a stroke is recognized as a different species from normal fatigue. It’s not just the physical sort you feel after, say, a hard mountain climb, nor the mental weariness you might feel after a long day at work. Post-stroke fatigue is more like a double whammy, hitting you broadside both mentally and physically to produce a bone-tiredness that chases you at every turn and is impossible to escape from, except in brief intervals.