Right brain stroke recovery

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Avatar n tn Had a Brain Stem Stroke on my right side on 08/09/07. I am still having excess hiccups when I talk or try any movement, sensitivity to light at times, having problems with determining hot and cold with my left arm, and severe vertigo problems dizziness and naseousness. I am not having much success in getting answers on what my recovery will or will not be at this point. Any suggestions on what areas I should go to try and help with my recovery?
Avatar n tn My father recently suffered a right brain stroke. I have noticed the drooping in his mouth does seem to be getting better, and he does have some movement in his left leg. So far we have not seen any movement in his left arm, although he says he has been able to move hs fingers a few times if he really concentrates. Is there any hope that he will regain use of his arm?
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 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 m tn He had a intercranial hemmorage on the Left side of his brain. He has paralysis on right side (both arm and leg) and inability to speak..although he is trying.... Any words of encouragement or insight is appreciated. Thank You!
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 believe I had a clot somwhere in my leg which had travelled to my brain and had finally come and settled in my left throat. That is why i had a stroke in my entire right side.Right from my right side chin to all my movement in th right side was paralised. I had even lost my speech. But it was my determination and and my constant exercises that helped me get bk to normalwithin 1 year.
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 m tn the doctors said the brain scan showed a previous stroke years ago that he fully recovered from. since the heart surgery he has made progress like being able to slowly communicate through head shakes and saying no(very very simply things though) I need to know what can help speed up the metal aspects of recovery. im still not sure to what extent his brain might be affected. what exercises can i do with him to help his memory/motor skills come back?
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 n tn Does this suggets that she is being to recover in hte stroked side of her brain (the right side as I understand). One of the nurses in the hospital she is in told us it happened by "chance". Are we getting our hopes up unrealistically? I would be really grateful for any answers you could give us.
Avatar f tn I can tell you 100% that your emotions change right after a stroke. Crying is very common. I can tell you that I had about a 6 month time right after my stroke that I cried at least one time everyday, mosts days several times. You 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 can describe it. There is a trauma that happened to his brain.
Avatar n tn An ischemic stroke causes an area of the brain to be deprived of oxygen, which weakens the neuro-transmition of signals that start in the brain and travel to the muscles. If this area dies (when it is deprived of oxygen), the nerves innervating the muscles are affected. The trunk muscles are responsible for patients sitting up on their own, and just as though he cannot move his arm or leg, the trunk muscles are probably weak and make it hard for him to sit up independently.
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 f tn mother 73 had stroke over 80 per cent of rt side brain affected cant move left side responds to minor commands starting to open eyes my question is is there chance of a decent recovery talking lifting arm
Avatar f tn I would like to hear from anyone with advice on STROKE REHABILITATION, especially for right sided paralysis (Left-Hemisphere Stroke)... In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. 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 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 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 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 Hi, My husband had a stroke caused by a brain bleed on 10/19/09. He is only 55years old. He still has numbness on his entire left side starting at his head, face, arm, foot. But now he is also experiencing a vibration that he did not have when he had the stroke. The doctor said this happens, but the vibration is so severe it is painful. It never stops. Has anyone experience this and does anyone have any information about this? Does it last long? It has been 2 months since the vibration started.
Avatar n tn The therapist tells us patient cannot reason or understand due to middle cerebral artery being blocked, causing a right brain stroke. Within one week, could read cards, draw a circle, square etc. on dry erase board when asked. Could communicate by board to check battery in car at home, by drawing which car and then battery to the side. Has also drawn motorhome, with windows, basement doors and the tow dolly behind. He has only began to speak few words.
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 f tn can anyone explain the left and right side thingy... and if there is right side paralysis then what side of brain is efected and what other functions are on that side of the brain?