Stroke recovery and driving

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Avatar m tn So, try always making lists and memorizing, doing a lot of puzzles, focus on recalling textual content and mathematical logic, not only recall keep giving it your personal touch by adding something to it; focus on both long term and short term events and jot it down and get it cross checked and keep improving on speed and efficiency. And do get adequate sleep; it’s supposed to improve cognitive functions.
Avatar n tn from case to case, the likelehood of her driving again seems remote however. : I hope she does better than the odds and proves me wrong ! : ========================================================================= supplemental quwestion did not uploas, please feel free to repeat if you still have questions.
Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
Avatar f tn 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 f tn She had a heart attack and stroke, and I do believe she is fighting as she is still with us when we were told she would not survive one day. We are continuing to talk to her and play her favorite music. Has anyone heard of someone waking up but being unresponsive? I know no one can say if she can ghet better but I guess I'm just looking for someone to talk to and people who understand.
Avatar n tn s been a year and a half and my husbands short term memory has greatly improved. He has regained movement in his left side and is driving and doing things on his own. He does have double vision because he got hit in the occipital lobe. All the doctors were telling me that after a year he won't heal anymore but that's just not true. He's getting better and better. It's awesome to see the little improvements that happen through the year.
Avatar f tn I had a ischaemic stroke in April 2009, went to sleep and woke with my left leg and arm not working, I have made a full recovery, once in a while when I am speaking a word will pop in my sentence backwards. The week before my stroke I was very tired, so tired it that when I was driving home from work I had to place my arms in the steering wheel to hold them up, on my mri that saw that I had two other silent ones.
Avatar m tn I am 54 years old pediatric surgeon, two weeks ago while I was in my clinic I had a little stroke, I was left with Rt Homonymous Hemianopia. The MRI showed a moderate ischemic lesion in the left occipital area. another one after 10 days the white colour disappear the nerurologist told me he is having more hope of the recovery. I know nobody will say when. I am worried about my career, central vision is spared, I am continuing working. I am not driving I assigned a driver during the day.
Avatar n tn I lost the use of my left side, my speech, as well as bowel and bladder control, drooled. I did receive TPA .My recovery was slow and I spent months in physicial therapy, OT and speech.Two years later my motor activity has improved to the point I have movement, can walk,talk etc.It is very slow though in my movements. Fine motor co-ordination in my hand is gone.I get tired easily.
Avatar n tn (so not much, but something) what if any are her chances of a recovery of arm and leg. and how long will it be? I know noone around here that has experience with strokes is there anyone that can tell me what to exspect and for how long? Well she recover or are we beating our head against a brick wall?
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 n tn The accident occurred on 4/21 and so we are still within 3 months window of stroke recovery of accident. Are there any drugs which can help him get back the use of that left optic nerve?
Avatar m tn Helping a person recover from stroke is collectively termed as stroke rehabilitation. For the motor skills physiotherapy is needed. Techniques such as exercise, manipulation, massage, skills training and electrical treatment are used. Consult a neuro physiotherapist and follow the instructions at home. To improve memory functions, you could try a lot of ‘brain teasers’.
Avatar f tn That is a difficult question to answer. First off, so-called "strokes" can be caused by either clots or bleeds. Sometimes you start with a clot, take anti-coagulents and end up with a bleed. The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear.
Avatar f tn Being able to identify real stroke symptoms and psychological ones has been very important to me. My stroke changed my personality and mind set of every day life, which has been one of the hardest things to overcome, but it can be done. A positive attitude is absolutely vital for recovery. Constantly worrying about another stroke can crush your motivation and every day life.
Avatar m tn Hi, my dad suffered a stroke 3 months. He is 73 yrs old and was alcoholic and heavy smoker and had industrial deafness. He has lost his speech though now he starts speaking though you can only understand possibly 1 word out 20. He has loss use of his right side bodily functions and is incontinent. He cant even sit in a wheelchair and is bed ridden. What can i do and what is best case scenario???
Avatar n tn Once I started with this problem, even in milder form, I stopped driving, turned in my license.
Avatar n tn Otherwise the crushed mother bleeding to death with her eight month old baby, three year old daughter and twin five year old sons and her husband and grandmother in the morgue will be on your conscience.
Avatar n tn t say when he had his stroke, please remember that stroke recovery is a long slow process - so a couple of months (if that's the case) is really early on. Please tell him to keep up the hard work.
Avatar n tn He went through rehab and was able to come home walking, talking and eating. About 4 weeks ago, he had a UTI that went undiagnosed for almost 3 wks and became dehydrated and had to go back to the hospital. He spent many days there and wasn't given any food so when it came time to eat, he couldn't and they determined that he needed a feeding tube, which we had put in through the stomach. They said he was choking, but he had been eating all along and didn't choke at all.
Avatar m tn t get a NDT therapist(neuro development treatment) and look up information on neuroplasticity, which is what your recovery will entail. Look up other stroke forums and you will find lots of success stories, but they all required a lot of work, the easy recovery would have occurred by now. I received tPA within the hour but still ended up paralyzed. The doctor said I missed the fast miracle recovery and would have to settle for the slow miracle recovery.
Avatar f tn My father, 73, had a massive hemmorhagic stroke 3 weeks and 2 days ago. Within two days he was mildly responding (shaking his head yes or no, squeezing our hands, giving us thumbs up, responding to commands). We had a trach, filter, drain, and a peg tube put in.
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...