Right brain stroke recovery

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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.
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 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 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 f tn I am the care taker as well to a 55 year old male who suffered a massive right sided stroke Sept 29th, had a carainiotomy Oct 1, 2010. He will undergo a crainioplasty Jan 10th, 2011. He as well is slow to progress at this point. He had some hip movement, and trace of upper thigh movement. While he has learned to sit up on his own, and can transfer with help, little progress. I have not heard of accupucture for strokes but worth a look into based on above comments.....
Avatar m tn doctor give her one injection but unfortunately its not worked,and after one day her right side some part of brain get damaged due to injection (in CT scan report its showing block spot) Damaged part get swelled, but she can able to speak normally and she identify everything normally and 2nd day after stroke doctor decide to do surgery of damaged right brain for make space for swelling out, so right side of skull cover(bone) removed and preserved in stomach.
Avatar n tn Hi, one of my relative had a brain stoke 3 days back, He had hematoma in brain in right basil ganglia and right tempora of front piratal lobe, now hematoma is reggresed , however his third and right lateral verticals are comprresed, Midline shift seems toward left with 5.
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 Kkris my mother had a stroke in2005(can't remember the right year)She was on machine and lost her speach and the ablity to move any left side.As a family we all wash her and as we did we message her mucels. Before her pass in 2009 she told me she was able to move her arm.So don't give up now it also takes your mom to want to get better.Encourage your mom,tell her that she getting better. Put the egarness in her heart so she may see herslf.
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.
Avatar f tn I recenly had a stroke, I now having spasm in my brain and they go down to my right side of neck ,arm , shoulder. The muscle do not contract , you can even see it,it feels like my head is on fire and wants to explode.
Avatar n tn t seem to have much affect. Right after the stroke he had no movement on the right side of this body, could not speak, and was having trouble swallowing. We have seen very small improvements...he is mostly swallowing on his own, he has said the odd word (but not when he tries)....thats about it. He is still on a feeding tube and has trouble even sitting up. He seems to understand most of what we say, but its hard to be sure of that.
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 n tn my aunt got an stroke and she had an excellent recovery. Unfortunately after a while she started having visual problems such as double vision. She also complained about not being able to move her right eye to see the floor or to see the walls. What nerve or nerves might have been affected by the stroke? why? .
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 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.
Avatar m tn 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. he has slight left side limbs movement. He has no speech and is fed through a tube in the nose.i want to discuss about therapies to get him better. Please Please help.
Avatar f tn I cannot stress enough about how rest is for stroke recovery. After a stroke your brain has a bruise, or a dead spot. Your brain tries to re-wire around to dead spot, and does. But the best work it does is when you are asleep. The brain never sleeps. For me, right after my stroke, I had to have cat naps all day. It was not like me and I tried to fight it. But I finally realized that when I let my body told me what it needed to do, I started to recover more quickly.
199954 tn?1294944669 Today she had a stroke and is at a private hospital in ICU. She 77 white female. Her right side is stroke. Her right brain is blood clot. When I saw her she kind of responded to me. She can move her legs. Right she is sleeping. It is night here in Turkey. I believe she will be ok, but I am still concerned. Any opinions or advice?
1970136 tn?1325770407 t gone, she may just not be remembering it right now because she has too much other stuff to deal with, her brain has had parts erased and her body isn't working properly either, so all of her attention may be focused on that right now, it's like the computer is restarting properly. You have to hope and pray and let her know she is loved even if she's out of it right now dealing with the brain system failure.
Avatar n tn My 59 year old (otherwise healthy) mother had a right side brain stroke two weeks ago. The DR. said it was prety massive on most of the right side, leaving her unable to move her left side. She is able to talk, eat, drink, and able to answer any question. (still not completely normal in thinking and talking, but really close.) She started a live-in rehab last thursday (3 days ago) and now can move her left leg some. Stil no movement of the arm. She does have the neglect of the left side.
Avatar n tn The whole problem here is that the medical world does not have any clue as how to approach getting stroke survivors back to full recovery. They are hoping that your spontaneous recovery in 6-12 months is enough to satisfy you. What needs to be done is idenfify the penumbra and those functions, these are helped by standard therapy protocols because you still have a limited ability to do those functions and repetition will help recover them.
Avatar n tn Do you mean a physical trauma to someone that is recovering from a stroke? Or memory loss due to a stroke? Strokes can definitely cause memory loss. If trauma after a stroke, what kind? Trauma to the head? How long ago was the stroke? I know that the doctors and therapists were very worried about setbacks if my husband were to fall or hit his head by banging into something in the first few months after his stroke.
Avatar m tn my fiancé had a hemorrhagic to the frontal lob of the brain on the right side. she is 24 years old. she started acting strange and then she walked out of the house and went into the neighbors house and got in there bed with are blanket. I called the 911. They got the blood clot out, they relaxed the blood vessels in her brain so they wouldn't constrict because vasospasm was happening. they also took a piece of her skull out to relief pressure. They put her in induce coma.
Avatar m tn You need to have your doctor give you a three dimensional map of the stroke and have that mapped to the brain with him/her explaining what functions were affected. The case by case recovery that medical staff use is just because no one has taken the time to research exactly what works to bring back different parts of the brain. Also ask what parts of the brain were in the penumbra of the stroke which is what usually recovers in the 6-12 month timeframe.
Avatar m tn Usually, Lacunar infarct occurs due to occlusion of brain arteries and may result into stroke. Therefore, this may be associated with headache, numbness and paralysis like symptoms. If stoke occurs unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses.
Avatar f tn He was rushed in a helicopter to a specialty hospital for Neurosurgery. He had brain surgery and they removed the right front flap of skull so his brain can heal because it was very swollen. On top of his stroke my father has respiratory and heart conditions. He has a feeding tube and trachea, EVEN THOUGH he is breathing on his own and all of his vitals signs are doing well thank God.