Mild stroke rehab

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Avatar n tn It was about 8 weeks after the stroke that he could walk and that was with a walker. My husbands stroke was in July 2007 and today he walks without assistance except if we're going to the mall where he has to walk a long distance. He'll get tired easily on long walks. He has made a miraculous recovery considering the type of bleed he had. My husbands left side was partially paralyzed but now he moves it just fine, although it's not as strong as before.
Avatar n tn He was in ICU for three weeks, neurology for three weeks and rehab for three weeks. His deficits are diplopia (double vision), mild left side weakness and minor short term memory. He also had dysphagia and with speech therapy and exercise that improved to where he didn't have to do the head turns to swallow and he didn't have to use the thickeners any more. I think your mom may be being a little over-cautious, and with good reason. What did the doctors say?
500374 tn?1210075013 As the brain absorbs the blood caused by the burst vessel, your mom will come back to herself. My husbands stroke was 10 months ago. One of his deficits was mild loss of short term memory. It comes and goes. Some times he would get confused about where he was at but all that is fine now. Just do memory games with your mom, buy memory game puzzles, do things that stimulate the brain. Get them brain cells connected again! Good luck to you and I hope your mom a speedy recovery!
Avatar f tn I told him how those I love were effected so much worse than he and I questioned if it may have been a mild stroke. He became defensive. He repeated what he had been saying about how his "left lower lobe was now 1/2 dead - like a gun shot". How his "upper lobe and lemming over the spinal tract was also effected". He then told me that the symptoms of my loved applied to him and that he was completely paralyzed one the left side and that he was still unable to swallow or .
Avatar n tn My husband, almost 60, was diagnosed 15+ years ago with RP, then 5 years ago with Glaucoma. Recently, he experienced a mild stroke, will virtually no loss of motor skills, speech or comprehension. But I noticed right away that his vision had changed substantially. Unfortunately, the medical community does not seem prepared to address the vision loss in any way at all. In fact, they seem to simply shrug it off -- he was already blind before the stroke, so that didn't cause it. Well DUH...
Avatar n tn My father is 77 years old. Last year he had a mild stoke. The stroke left him still mobile, although he has constant tingles in his face, arm/hand, leg/foot. He describes it as if they were sleeping. He still has strength and can walk, but sometimes he wobbles. He also states that his leg feels cold. He often complains of being cold, when the temp is comfortable. His doctor has not been able to locate a medicine that helps control the tingles. He is also a diabetic.
Avatar n tn Louis I was told I had a cerebellar stroke went through one and a half months of rehab four months later I still suffer lack of balance, inability to walk a straight line, I have an anger issue, confusion, loose of memory. In short keep an eye on your blood pressure mine was 125/113 my Cholesterol was normal I was being treated for the blood pressure. Good luck to all of you.
Avatar m tn my 84 yr old mother in law seems to have suffered a stroke albeit a mild one. her doctor said she has and has ordered home pt, ot and speech. she cant complete a thought or sentence, she slurs. the dr ran a mri and carotid dopler, both are unremarkable. she sometimes gets very delusional and the dr says it may be sugar (she's a diabetic) or infection. when she went to er at the beginning they ran a cat scan and sent her home. is there a way or place to get her thoroughly evaluated?
Avatar n tn My 59 year old mom had a massive stroke ( right CVA) 7 weeks ago Sunday morning. She lost her left side, but her can talk and communicate well. She has neglect and mild trouble with short term memmory. She was in an in hospital rehab and insisted she go home after 4 weeks. She is able to move her leg and can even walk with an hemiwalker. Her arm started some movement after about 3 weeks into rehab, but she wouldn't stay.
Avatar m tn As for whether it's reversible, I suppose they could still operate and get the clot out, that is sure to be in your brain, and if nothing else, they can get you involved in stroke victim rehab so as to help you regain some of your lost mental skills. On the other hand, it is possible that you have actually just had something happen to your right eye, like if pressure gets too high in the eyeball, this happens to all sorts of people and is called glaucoma, it can damage your eye.
Avatar n tn My mother, a healthy 61-year old, was admitted to ER after a mild stroke at her water aerobics class. Her condition deteriorated quickly in the ER as the stroke was hemmhoragic. It took hours to flush the Coumadin she had been taking for a thrombosis 2 years earlier.
Avatar f tn My question is, he now wants to enroll in an inpatient rehab to address his issues is this possible so soon after surgery? The only problems he is experiencing are headaches and mild fatigue. I am having difficulty with the centers we have contacted, although no one has outright turned him down, they just beat around the bush. His follow-up appt with his neuro surgeon is in 3 weeks.
Avatar n tn My mum recently had a mild stroke (or TIA) and was in hospital for 4 days. During this time she hardly saw a doctor! On the last day, she was told she would see an Occupational Therapist before she left who would tell her what kind of things she could do to gradually get back to 'normal'. This did not happen. Three weeks later, we are having to rely on internet and guess work for rehab as the doctors have been useless.
Avatar n tn new dry basal ganglia stroke in a very healthy 48 year old male. He has minimal symptoms, eg. facial droop with slight slurred speech, some slight difficulty writing and some slight difficulty finding the appropriate word at times. He complains of a foggy head - not thinking as clearly as before. A lot of fatigue but that has gotten much better with time. It has been 5 days since the onset. What are the chances of these symptoms resolving over time?
1213000 tn?1280466761 5 days after this angiogram, I went to cardio rehab and worked out pretty good on the treadmill. That night I had a mild stroke affecting the left arm and leg. Some weaknes and loss of dexterity in both but I am told it is mild, although frustrating. they did not find the cause. I wonder what it was and if it could be connected to the angiogram knocking something loose then, when I exercied, maybe it came all the way lose and went to the brain? any thoughts?
Avatar f tn I had a mild stroke about 4 years ago and since then have had a chronic cough with a lot of mucous, especially after eating. The neurologist noted that the right side of my throat doesn't move. I just found this out several days ago. Is there anything that can be done to stop the coughing? Medicines do not help. I pull muscles in my neck back and stomach sometimes because I cough so violently.
Avatar n tn And what is hard about stroke is that each situation can have a totally different outcome. My aunt had a stroke that was quite debilitating. She was on life support. Then began to recover a bit so her prognosis improved. She was moved to a rehab facility. But she was there for over six months. She returned home (had been out of town when this happened) and the recovery was slow. Working with a physical therapist on a regular basis.
Avatar n tn Re Recovery Time, Thank you for posting this. My husband had a "mild" stroke on Dec 18, and we are still trying to figure out how to process all the changes that have occurred in our lives. We're not even sure what "mild" means for he had a stroke that left his entire left side affected (with little to no sensation), but his speech, mobility and brain functions seem relatively unimpaired.
Avatar n tn I have a 4 year 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. CI is also used for aphasia and would think it may be possible to apply it to dysphagia.
Avatar n tn Posted By Bill Mackey on November 08, 1998 at 16:31:19: Had a "mild stroke 3 months ago; left arm and leg had little control. After 1 week in a hospital, 2 weeks as in-patient in an high intensity stroke rehab hospital followed by 8 weeks of out-patient therapy I am doing great physically. Left arm is 99% back - only minor tingle in finger tips when arm is very tired. Left leg is very good, balance is 95%, stamina needs a little more work, walk 1/3 of a mile twice a day.
Avatar n tn Had a "mild stroke 3 months ago; left arm and leg had little control. After 1 week in a hospital, 2 weeks as in-patient in an high intensity stroke rehab hospital followed by 8 weeks of out-patient therapy I am doing great physically. Left arm is 99% back - only minor tingle in finger tips when arm is very tired. Left leg is very good, balance is 95%, stamina needs a little more work, walk 1/3 of a mile twice a day.
Avatar n tn Upon removing the vent he was able to talk with everyone and remembers everything except the day of the stroke. He is now in a local rehab unit, but is unable to move his left side. We haven't been given much hope concerning his ability to walk, but we also didn't expect him to come this far, so are still hoping for the best. I wish everyone who is dealing with this the best of luck, it has being a very trying time for my entire family.
Avatar n tn Recently it was discovered by a TEE that I have a patent foramen ovale which my neurologist now thinks caused the stroke. I am taking an aspirin a day. I recovered from the stroke with no significant permanent damage and have no health problems other than the PFO and a history of migraine headache with aura (inactive for at least ten years) and occular migraine (rarely).
Avatar n tn Where can I find more information on stroke with negative MRI? I have found one article by M. Alberts. Does anyone else have this situation? I was diagnosed as having a stroke 10 years ago.
Avatar m tn My Dad has been diagnosed with having delirium after a stroke. He is continuously restless and agitated, he is always pulling at the bedclothes or taking off his own clothes. Is there any treatment for delirium and is it reversible?
Avatar n tn Hi, I am 70 years old and had a mild CVA of the thalamus on 6/2/2008. Only symtoms were loss of feeling on left side. All other faculties are good. Still have much tingling all over left side and numbness in some areas. Fine motor skills of left hand are bad. Gross motor skills and strength are good. Pain receptors are working for the most part. Sensory receptors are not functioning very well.
Avatar f tn I had a CT scan done. The doctor told me I was showing signs of mild emphysema. Everything I find on the Internet is negative and scary. I wasn't sure what this meant and prognosis.
Avatar n tn My dad had a "mild" stroke 3 weeks ago. He cannot swallow and has slurred speech but he doesn't appear to have any other paralysis. He has a feeding tube in his stomach. My concern is that he sleeps ALL the time. Therapists come in and can't really work with him because they can't keep him awake very long. I've read this is normal but it has been 3 weeks and he seems to be sleeping more now than he did after the first few days of the stroke.
Avatar n tn He is 50 years old and this was his second stroke after a more mild one three years before. My concern is what to do about the exhausation. He has returned to work, is eating well and does commute 45 minutes each way every week day but his exhausation seems to be extreme. We have spoken to his doctor who told him to take multi-vitamins which have not helped.
Avatar n tn My 88 year old mother had an angiogram (tube placed through her groin) 10 days ago, due to narrowing of the arteries to the heart. Her GP seems to think this may have caused a mild stroke - is this possible? To me she has no outward stroke symptoms although she cannot remember everything as she did before -- she is nowhere near as 'alert' (doing crosswords etc) and says her head feels like it is full of 'cotton wool'. Is this possible and is there any treatment for this type of stroke?