Stroke recovery after one year

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1821865 tn?1317525631 I started providing such therapy to a 99 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r old woman with partial left sided-paralysis secondary to a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>, and it disappeared after two years. She is now 108 years old. The MRSa infection is far more serious. I am up on this because I have one now. I picked mine up in a hospital, and the antibiotics are expensive and not too effective. Surgery was necessary to remove my infection. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> need a consult with an infectious control specialist at a teaching hospital..Do this immediately.
Avatar n tn My doctor had told me that i had to get bk to doing everything i was doining before the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> , within 1 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r or else <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter that my progress will stop , that I should concentrate on my muscles and get them to be strong. So i had to race angainst time and finally every little thing like my drooping chin to getting bk to doing aerobics i got bk.I even got bk my speech within a few days and only had to work on speacking more and more till I became perfect.
Avatar m tn any positive stroke recovrry stories out there?
Avatar n tn I am so sad. My 34 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r old cousin had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> one day ago. One side of her bocy is paralized and she an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>'t speak. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>'t believe it! She was very active and in fact, was at the gym when she fell down. I live far away an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>froman> her and I don't know the details, but I am so scared for her right now. Is it possible for someone to become un-paralyzed when they have a stroke? Is it a bad sign that she an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>'t talk? I am in such disbelief this could happen to someone so an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>ng.
Avatar n tn What I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> tell an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> is that most <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>recover</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>y is done in the first few months to a ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter that, it's mainly baby steps in terms of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>recoveran>y. also, if an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> didn't have what's called "hemineglect" meaning an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> lost awareness of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r left side because of the stroke, then that's a good sign for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>recoveran>y. If an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> want people to understand an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r situation, then an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> have to be honest and open with them.
144586 tn?1284669764 Hi, Did an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> mean a 'one hundred two ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r-old' person? It was 6 months before an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> saw any response? an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> please clarify? My 76-year old Mom had a massive right-side hemorrage on august 12.
Avatar n tn My 77 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r old dad suffered a severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> 6 months ago. I had him to the hospital in 10 minutes but the neurologist decided not to give him the clot busting drug becuase his symtoms had improved. He later said he could have given the drug but it is very dangerous and they have certain guidelines they go by. He an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> walk with the aid of a walker and do his everyday needs. His speech is the one area that hasn't come back.
Avatar n tn My 79 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r old husband suffered a hemorrhagic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> on 11/18/08. Before the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> he was very active and seemed to be in generally good health. Since the stroke, he does not have use of his left side(leg or arm), but he does speak and eats regular food. He spent 10 days in the hospital and then went to a rehab facility. after 5 days he was sent back to the hospital with pneumonia.
Avatar n tn There are several references of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>recover</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>y ad one full chapter on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>recover</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>y. I have a 4 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r daughter that has suffered a stroke and has left hemiparesis and epilepsy. She also has mild dysphagia. I have a exp working with stroke and TBI pts and have had training in a number of therapies. IMO, the absoulte best and most effective treatment out there for stroke pts is constraint induced movement therapy. I have been doing this with my daughter and she is making tremendous strides.
Avatar f tn I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> tell an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> 100% that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r emotions change right after a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>. Crying is very common. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> tell an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> that I had about a 6 month time right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> that I cried at least one time everyday, mosts days several times. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> have to understand that some of this crying is not all of time emotional. Sometimes crying is like a reflex is the best way I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> describe it. There is a trauma that happened to his brain.
Avatar n tn The next 3 months is the next most an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>recoveran>y and the next 6 months the next. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter about a ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r some <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>recover</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>y will occur but the pace is typically very slow. Think of it like driving a car. The first 3 months it goes 100 miles an hour. The next 3 50. The next 6 months about 25 and after that about 5 miles an hour. It's important to take full advantage of early an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>recoveran>y periods. It is important to get help at the earliest signs of problems (e.g.
Avatar f tn that's a shame because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter they gave me every med they could trying i got worse not better. one time was a rash i couldn't get rid of was itchy an hurt to was told to try as last resort an year of fighting the rash thing was told to try zinc oxide. it was the cheapest and it worked an it was the healthiest option given last because there no money in cheap fixes. goes to show an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> stand up for whats right only way to be healthy and well...
Avatar n tn as far as I 'm concerned, I'm afraid that modern medicine an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> do little in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>recover</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>y, so I suggest an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> take some alternative medicine. Meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis, reflexology, herbalmedicine, and so on are all alternative medicine, and I think there must be one an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> help an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>. My friend's mother caught stroke and we are looking for any treatment to help her. I think Traditional Chinese Medicine should be my best choice.
Avatar f tn His memory has not been affected and his doctors are very impressed with the progress of his an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>recoveran>y in the short time since the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>. They believe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter all of his rehabilitation he should be back to 100% independance. The outlook is good in that respect even though at the moment its all an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stillan> very saddening. My question however is about the emotional aspect the stroke has caused to him.
Avatar n tn The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> 3.5 weeks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down. She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).
Avatar n tn My 76 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r old cousin is in hospital now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter suffering a massive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> she is unable to swallow and is paralysed on the right side. She has a saleine drip and nothing else an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> anyone tell me what the prognosis is for her.
Avatar n tn I greatly appreciate an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r stories of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>recover</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>y <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter hemorrhagic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>. My 81-ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r-old husband had this type of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
Avatar m tn For overall stroke an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>recoveran>y read Stronger after stroke by Peter Levine and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> will know more than an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r medical staff.
1390615 tn?1299429891 I think so I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter cataract surgery alone have not been the same since why is this happening to more and more people ho go in for cataract surgery
Avatar n tn I am desperately trying to find someone or some information about having chronic daily headaches <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>! My sister (age 29) had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> a ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r ago, and continues to have headached EVERYDaY! She is on disability now and no medications will relieve the pain. She had a vertebral artery occlusion which caused the stroke. No brain damage an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>froman> the stroke shows up on the CaT san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> or the MRa/MRI.
Avatar n tn Dilantin is not the worst medication on the planet, but it does reduce mental acuity. Siezures <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> are terrifying, but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> have to think about the cause of the siezure. This is hard to do, even for an experienced neurologist. Contact someone experienced with epilepsy.
Avatar n tn I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> when I was 29...2 weeks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter I gave birth to my first child. I had a bilateral carotid dissection. I am now 33 and am thinking about having another child, but none of my doctors know for sure why I had a stroke in the first place. Both my ob and neurologist think that I should be fine, but they really have never seen this before. I keep looking for other opinions....and suggestions? anyone out there that had a baby after a stroke?
Avatar n tn My mother is 88. She had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> over a ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r ago, which initially paralyzed her left side, but she is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>recoveran>ing mobility nicely. She is on medication for blood pressure and high cholesterol and uses medication to help her sleep. She is complaining of almost continuous dizziness (not vertigo!), which starts shortly after she gets up in the morning and continues throughout the day. It is only relieved by lying down. She had seen an ENT doctor that confirmed that her innner ears are O.K.
Avatar n tn I surrvived a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> almost 6yrs. ago...2 weeks after my son was born, I was 29 at the time. I am now 35 and about 3mos. pregnant. It was not an easy decision, but I have been stable all this time and the docs said that I should be fine. There is one other person who I write to who had 2 more babies after having her stroke. It definitely helps to have to her to talk to....It's not an easy decision!
Avatar n tn hi, i would just like to know how ur pregnancy went, the one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>?
Avatar n tn The business of ordering the caregivers to "do the right thing" is a difficult one. after I fired thirty one of them who all told me "I've been doing this job for years" I hired two who were told their primary job was to be my assistant, and that job included taking care of this sweet old lady.
Avatar m tn and I have come to realize that every stroke is so different. For example, my father drooled <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter the first <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter the third <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>, it stopped. He was much like Miller78's father, except mine could not read or write. He had the same impulse control issues, ran away an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>froman> home, and was very fit and strong when we brought him home after the first stroke. Even with 24-hour in-home care, we could not keep him contained, and he was easily frustrated.
Avatar n tn My 38-ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r-old nephew suffered a hemorrhagic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> on March 4, 2009. He had brain surgery to remove an aneurysm that night, and another surgery on March 7 because the place where they removed the aneurysm was filling with spinal fluid. His BP was 290 over 199 on the night they took him in, and every time they try to bring him out of his coma, his blood pressure again rises to dangerous levels. He was very healthy, and the father of 3 beautiful an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>ng boys (11, 7, and 1).