So in regards to recovery, as with everything involving a stroke, that depends on how bad it was and where it affected. In some cases, a person can never return to normal. They will not return to work or their former activities. In other cases, they will recover, but it can take months. Your team of doctors will be with you every step of the way and guide you in your recovery. This includes things like telling you when you may think you’re ready for certain activities.