Hi Ocean and welcome,
I have seen many people recover from strokes. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy will get you through it. Some insurances will cover an intense 8 week session of therapy with like 8 hours a day treatment. As for your pain and GI issues I am sorry. And it sucks to hear but maybe you might get better management with a pain specialist and seeing a GI doc (as though I am sure you want to add another doctor to your list!) There are lots of people who work with SLE and similar illness. It depends on the severity and your support systems. I am sure there are people who work who really cant but have too!
Dx: UCTD vs autoimmune spondyloarthropathy vs psoriatic arthritis (ie Limbo x5 yrs) Raynaud's, proteinuria
Rx: Plaquenil 400mg, Ultram PRN, Sulfasalazine 2 gram