Brain stroke rehab

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2175879 tn?1338355028 My MRI results came in. This time my neurologist actually found proof that I had a stroke. First they thought it was a TIA, then an ear ache, and then I kinda forced the issue, they did another MRI and actually found a small "disruption" on my right side of my brain. I can't tell you how relieved that makes me.
Avatar n tn The physical functions return to normal once the brain edema subsides and hematoma dissolves, but sometimes if the stroke is severe it may take longer.
Avatar n tn Due to severity of stroke, brain stem shifted. Two questions - tone in right leg seems to be getting worse. We are hoping botox will help. Any experience with this? Also, we are told spatial awareness has been affected and cannot be relearned or come back. This, we are told, is needed for any kind of significant recovery - walking,movement in bed, eating on her own without cues etc. She has received therapy over the months but it has been interrupted due to infections.
Avatar n tn She was treated by the best stroke rehab specialists in the country who said there was no hope. It takes patience and love, but brain function can be restored.
Avatar f tn My son had brain surgery over a year ago for a benign brain tumor. It was very large and surgery took 9 hours. He can not stand because of balance issues, so he is confned to a wheelchair, his face on his right side is pulled down as if he had a stroke, and he can not swallow. They say the nerves were damaged...Is there any therapy that can help these conditions. So far nothing has helped. He has had two surgeries on his right eye to try to save his sight because the eye will not close.
Avatar f tn I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I had a massive R brain stroke last August. I am only 52. I was a miracle. I lrft hospital ICU after 4or 5 days sent to nursing home for rehab but left AMA in early Oct. Able to walk w/o walker most of the time but balance is still impared. I cook some simple meals I do some easy household tasks. The depression is really getting me down. My husband tries very hard but I'm realizing I lrft rehab to early. So I try to help as much as I can.
Avatar n tn This is a hospital that does not have a stroke center and no real specialty stroke treatment/rehab. Rehab people are now very pessimistic regarding his recovery, but he had been making progress before. We are concerned that they let him get dehydrated in the Rehab center and this has also caused some kidney issues as of today. Has anyone had any experience with this type situation? Did clots resolve on their own?
Avatar f tn my mom is 72 3 weeks ago she came down with acute west nile and in the middle of that she had a stroke. A bleeder and it affected 25 % of her left side brain. she is having severe headaces. Can't move her right side, can't eat or drink. The drs. are going to start intense rehab. Is there a chance for recovery or are we just biding time. I want to give her every chance possible. I quess I may be in a state of shock just looking for answers.
Avatar n tn ) stroke affecting 2/3 of the right side of her brain with shifting of the brain stem. She is now 7 months out. Although, she did receive therapy the 1st 5 1/2 months, they have discontinued and quite honestly, it was never aggressive. Infections, CHF, incorrect drug dosages, have also interfered with therapy, as well. She now receives range-of- motion therapy only. 1st question - she appears to be medically stable now, can a person benefit from aggressive therapy 7 months later?
Avatar n tn On 12/9/09 my 18y/o son suffered major stroke on left side of brain - right side and speech affected. Arrived at Sherpherd rehab in Atlanta on 12/22. Have been told of great success stories for young stroke victims from people as the young brain can do many things that may be an older brain would not. Does any one have any success stories to share w/ us - it just gives us hope - he is a 6'2 , 240 lb high school football player set to play college football next year pre stroke.
Avatar n tn As you have experienced with your father, stroke is a common and a serious condition. The way that our brain reacts following a stroke is pretty much amazing. In case of your father, regaining his abilities to walk and talk is good expected. The fact that the hand is still "paralyzed" (although I won't call it paralysis) is because the upper limb's functional use in normal individuals is very complicated.
Avatar m tn First off, I hope a complete recovery for your friend. Are you sure it was a hemorrhagic stroke? That's where the person has a bleed in the brain. You seem to be describing an "ischemic" stroke which is a stroke caused by a clot. Bad news: there is no way anyone can tell what the future holds for your friend as far as how much improvement he will have especially this early. Good news: your friend is very young and chances of complete recovery are excellent...
Avatar f tn My brother is 46 years old and had a stroke on 9-19-13 on left side of brain.My whole family is devastated.He left work early because he didn't feel right and had vision problems.His stroke happened in the waiting room of the ER in which they started the t-PA drip right away to dissolve the blood clot.From there he was transported to another hospital with a neuro dept.At that hospital we were told that he would never be the same,etc.
Avatar n tn 6/1/07 my husband had a hemorrhage stroke in the right frontal lobe of his brain. He has been diabetic for over 30 years and had a kidney transplant 15 years ago. The stroke left him with weakness on the left side of his body and difficulty swallowing. After a marathon of hospitals and rehab wherein his blood sugars were not controlled (they took his insulin pump off!
Avatar f tn My mom had a massive left brain stroke on 9-21-15 and she is not able to swallow or use her right side of her body. She can repeat some words. She is in a skilled nursing facility but they said she is not progressing. Any help will be appreciated.
Avatar m tn They sent my wife to rehab and told us to come back to the hospital 8/12 for her final medication regimen this after a failed brain stent. A stroke on the vision part of her brain and a brain stem stroke after they sent us home the second time. We were at rehab one week and still two weeks away from our 8/12th appt when she had another brain stem stroke. 64 years young and three strokes in less than a month. Needless to say they now have her on eliquis,plavix,antipltelets and aspirin.
Avatar n tn Hi everyone. My mother had a brain stem stroke 3 years ago where she was in the ICU for 2 weeks and went through intense physiotherapy and massage alternate days for a few months. She was able to stand 4 months after the stroke and at this point, she is physically mobile and fine. Her eyes suffer a bad squint and she has no vertical vision. She is getting surgery to correct the squint in 2 weeks. So physically, she is quite ok.
Avatar n tn My husband had a stroke in the right side of his brain. He had one of the worst kinds of stroke...a hemorrhagic stroke where the blood vessel bursts and leaks blood inside the brain killing the cells it touches. Doctors didn't think he'd make it. My husband is fully functioning. He talks, walks, fixes his own food, drives...just like someone that never had a stroke. He does have double vision because of the stroke.
Avatar f tn it's been a year since my mom had a stroke, she is in a rehab, but they aren't doing any rehab because they first said she was not responsive enough because she is not able to speak because her tongue is still swollen, she is still unable to speak but she do understand, I had her to write her name, she combs her hair, she will blink once for yes and twice for no, when I question the rehab staff about rehab now they tell me she had exhausted all of her rehab, I don't understand how th
11715667 tn?1420590616 Bear in mind that the brain has redundancy and with proper rehab in many cases these functions will return without stem cell treatment. I worked extensively on the rehabilitation of a 99 year old stroke patient, who regained the ability to feed herself and walk at age 102.
Avatar n tn What is the process after a stroke? My mom had a bleed in the brain and took the clot out. The second surgery they removed a bone and part of her skull. She is only 50 years old and I am terrified. Since the original stroke it has been a week and one day and I am concerned. They say she is not responding to any kind of communication and I may be seeing her move as a result of spasms or reflexes. What should I do? What to expect next?
Avatar m tn what types rehab is needed for stroke, left side. am mobile, some numbness, coordnation trouble, strenth is good.