Left brain stroke recovery

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Avatar f tn He is still unable to move the entire left arm and fingers, and his left leg. His personality has changed, although he appears to have recovered about 90% of his previous cognitive ability. Depression after the stroke has been severe. Does anyone know of treatment that might help my son reecover the use of the paralyzed limbs? He is only 31 yrs. old, and has gone from a healthy, happy young man, to a depressed disabled person.
Avatar m tn It's been 2yrs since my stroke and I have no voluntary movement in my left arm or hand. Is there any possibilty that i could recover any movement? My neurlogist told me that if within 6month of the stroke if I didnt have any movement that my hand will stay paralyzed?
Avatar m tn My mother had a severe stroke due to blood clot in blood of vessel brain,at age 40 leaving her paralyzed on her left side.The stroke also affected her site on left side.after stroke we rich hospital in 1 hour.
Avatar f tn My brother had a massive stroke with a bleed on the brain and brain swelling, he was on a ventilator he can't eat or talk he has nothing on his right side but his left side is functional and he is very alert holds and kisses my hand and he acts like he's trying to tell me something what r his chances of being able to eat and talk again...
Avatar m tn I'm 62 and was physically fit before my May19 2009 stroke. Left arm and side weak.Veery limited control in shoulder. can anyone suggest good exercises to reconnect arn to brain?
Avatar m tn My 59 yrs Mom had stroke due to hypertension. CT Scan says "Large left thalamic hematoma extending to ganglio capsular region & corona radiata along with intraventricular extension". Doctors drained lot of blood/fluid and finally they put a stunt. Initially she showed some response on her left side but while she was still in the hospital she had a seizure and then she completely lost all responses.
Avatar m tn My 60 year old mother is recovering from her 3rd stroke . This current stroke was a massive one & she can not Talk or Walk or respond to commands... Her right side is paralyzed. All she can do at the moment is open her eyes and look to the Left and stare. The Doctors told me that this is how she might be for the rest of her life. Im scared to death because she is so young and i cant picture my life without her in it .
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 m tn If you are right-handed the left half of the brain is primary. If left-handed the right side is primary. When one has a stroke and one half of the body loses tone, it is the opposite side where the stroke is. Right face paralysis means left brain involvement. If the damage is to one half the likelihood is that the other half can, with a lot of work, completely regain lost physical abilities, such as handwriting, or language. Memories, on the other hand,will probably be lost completely.
Avatar m tn It has been two weeks since she suffered a left side thalamic hemmorhagic stroke on 8/17/09 that left her right side paralyzed and her speech jibberishy. She was in the ICU for thee days, never lost conscious but was sedated for the air tube, breathing fine on her own when they took the tube out three days later, swallowing fine and eating solids 7 days later, stood up with therapist assistance 4 days later.
Avatar m tn my 53 yr old father had a massive left side brain stroke 4 months back. He is diabetic with high BP problem. He also underwent angioplasty 5 yrs back and has stent in his heart artery. Following the angioplasty operation, he was on a blood thinning medicine. When the artery ruptured in his brain, the blood spread rather than to get clot giving him a major brain hemorrhage. After the stroke, he has right side paralyzed. now opens his eyes but has no cognizance.
Avatar f tn m making a come back, yes there have been set backs, i returned last jan,09 for bone flap surgery which made a huge improvement in my quality of life, but recently i have has a mini stroke/ seizure which left me angry at the world, my recovery was coming along so well , i was even walking 50ft with no cane and now i'm having to get back to where i was, is this depressing yes, but it's a fact and there is no quick fix, and there are gonna be set backs but given his age and hopefully willp
Avatar n tn My grandma, age 82, had a major stroke on her right brain, leaving her somewhat paralyzed on her left side. She stayed at the hospital for 1 week then was transferred to an acute rehab facility for 3 wks before she was discharged. She currently can move her left leg but her left arm is still pretty weak but gradually getting better.
Avatar m tn My sister had a brain stroke after her brain surgery of her neuro cytoma tumor removal , she had a storke and almost 3/4 of her right of the brain was damaged on Jan 28 2010.... Now it is May 21 2010... she has the feeling returned to her left foot and can move on command as well as move her left hand's finger on command. Her physio therapy is going good with her walking with the help of belt and knee brace.
1970136 tn?1325770407 My Mom who is 86, had a massive stroke of her left hemisphere in October leaving her paralized on her right side, problem swollowing, unable to speek, and not sure if she remembers me. Right now she is eating regular food somewhat, but drinking thicken liquid, not able to drink water, or reg. juice. What really depress and hurts me is that she doesn't really respond to me as being her son, and no communication, not knowing what she is feeling or thinking.
Avatar f tn He was unconsoius when brought to the hospital. The doctors said that he suffered from stroke since he has a HIGH BLOOD. Diagnosis was hemorrhagic stroke and said it was fatal. MAy i know if he has the chance to recover considering the period of his coma. I sthere achance to recover if the the doctor says his brain is dead already. How come yesterday he responded to any pain when pinch. is this a good sign?
Avatar n tn I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
1678022 tn?1305114267 s words squash your hope, your belief your faith!!!! My father 62 years old suffered a left brain stroke as well during a 7 1/2 hour surgery so they were unsure how long the stroke lasted or when it was. Could have been during surgery or the 12 hours after surgery when he was not awake. They told us he may never respond as well. It started with the slightest hand squeeze (on the left side) the right side did not move for a while.
Avatar m tn 1 year ago my mother had a hemorrhagic stroke that left her paralyzed on the right side, unable to swallow or do anything for herself. Today my mother's weakness on her right side is almost undetectable. she is eating regular foods, and walking around with a walker. The best thing you can do is get involved and learn as much as you can about her specific stroke and what to except. Use them for a guide, but remember everyone heals differently. I remember my mom did the same thing to me....
Avatar n tn i actually had a portion of my cerebellum removed when i had my stroke. (the part of brain that controls balance and coordination). with ALOT of practice and repetition you can do anything!!! great motivation helps too! PATIENCE!! it just takes time. the brain is amazing.
Avatar m tn Hi callingallangels, My guess is that a TIA recovery period has some common characteristics akin to a major stroke recovery process. Two months ago, I suffered a TIA out of the blue. Three days in the hospital with all the necessary tests (MRI, CT-scan, catorids, etc.) showed no pre-existing conditions. But the aftermath of the TIA has been an up and down experience, largely dependent on whether I've had a good night of sleep.
Avatar m tn Total stroke care which involves maintaining respiration, taking care of heart function, reducing brain edema, thrombolysis etc help the patient recover. Recovery from stroke depends on how soon the blood vessel could be opened by thrombolysis and if at all it can be opened. The area and severity of infarct, the severity of underlying condition and general condition of the patient also govern recovery process. Please consult your mother’s doctor regarding this.
Avatar n tn Prayer. It works . My mother had a stroke left side brain stroke paralyzed her right side also affected her speech. The doctors we had did not give us hope they told us to put my mom in a nursing home that she probably would not recover. That was not an option for me my brother or my dad. Mom was in the hospital from Nov. 30th to Jan 14th. We went through physical therapy at the hopital with mom and we could see improvement in her even if a little bit daily.
Avatar f tn Hi Jazmin, I understand where you're coming from as my mom had a brain aneurysm in 1994 and a hemorrhagic stroke on October 12th this year. She had a rebleed last weekend so has now had 3 brain surgeries and she is semi-conscious. When it comes to the brain, it seems that it is always a case-by-case basis and there are so many unknowns. I literally just bought this book http://www.mystrokeofinsight.com/ this morning and already, a lot is starting to make sense.
Avatar n tn The standard response is that the brain cells that were just knocked unconscious usually come back in six months. The recovery of functions that were controlled by the now dead brain cells will require your brain to work on neuroplasticity, basically moving control to another part of your brain. That change can take a long time, I have heard of cases 15-20 years after a stroke and recovery can still take place.