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1041487 tn?1256331319 Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What stroke related magazines do you recommend? What internet sites do you recommend about stroke? There are at least 15 stroke forums out there. If they are not willing to answer these questions or do not know anything. Time to find another site.
Avatar n tn Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What internet sites/forums do you consider best for stroke patients? There are at least 15 out there. Please describe the area using pictures/scans that were affected by the stroke. What functions would normally be affected by a stroke in that area? How large is the penumbra? If you say that the strokee will not recover, what is the clinical reason behind that diagnosis?
Avatar n tn Not so much about stroke recovery because I think those books were pretty depressing. My mom also could not recognize her name but now she writes it. It has been four months and her memories continue to flood back. Recovery is a long process but you will see improvement weekly. The doctors are full of ****......they will list all of his impairments he will 'permanently' have. They were so wrong about my mom.
Avatar n tn I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
Avatar f tn This is a insurance/HMo term, not a medical term. Stroke recovery is extremely slow but it does keep going. You need to ask your medical staff about neuroplasticity, recovery can continue for years. Sinbce they say he is not going to get better, ask for a specific reason they are saying this(they will not be able to provide it but keep pushing). Most doctors have no clue on which people can recover past the standard 6-12 month spontaneous recovery.
Avatar f tn I was wondering, if anyone has any knowledge or experience with using Botox towards their stroke recovery?! I was e-mailled some information with there has been clinical experimentation done with some stroke victims. Where Botox injections were used to help reduce or stop the stroke patients' uncontrollable spasmic muscle movements. Does anyone have any personal experience or knowledge with this sort of treatment?
Avatar f tn Jq, my twin sister is 24, she just had a similar stroke like yours a couple years back. She started with a real bad headache and then couldn't feel her left arm or leg, she's in intensive care now.
Avatar f tn She was a Swedish physical therapist emphasising the synergetic pattern of movement which develops during recovery from hemiplegia. Brunnstrom (1966, 1970) described the process of recovery following stroke-induced hemiplegia. The process was divided into a number of stages: Synergy - A whole series of muscles are recruited when just a few are needed. Trying to reach forward, The arm wings outward, the shoulder lifts, the wrist curls down. Lots of this is from spasticity 1.
Avatar n tn My husband who is 48 had a stroke 2 weeks ago on holiday. He is now back in the UK and is making progress. My question relates to his paralysis on hi right hand side. He has feeling but no movement at all. I have been told he should make a full recovery which is great but I am struggling to understand how these limbs can start to function again? Can anyone please help me?
Avatar n tn He has had minimual therapy. What books can I get to help me help him? What Mechinal aids such as is there a wheelchair walker combination to aid him in standing and learning to walk? Where can I find real help?
241234 tn?1220984156 I have some questions. I am at 6 months post stroke. I got a hemorrhagic stroke back in August 2010; my left side affected. As I am using FES to exercise grasp/release ( actually the e-stim "releases" for me, I notice my little/ring/middle fingers having voluntary movement (extending movement), but still not the thumb and index yet. . How long did it take you to get all fingers ( especiallly the important thumb)back after starting using FES? .
Avatar f tn I had a massive R brain stroke last August. I am only 52. I was a miracle. I lrft hospital ICU after 4or 5 days sent to nursing home for rehab but left AMA in early Oct. Able to walk w/o walker most of the time but balance is still impared. I cook some simple meals I do some easy household tasks. The depression is really getting me down. My husband tries very hard but I'm realizing I lrft rehab to early. So I try to help as much as I can.
Avatar n tn Just my thoughts, as I have gone through a similar experience. My comments posted in Feb. 2005 "Hemorrhagic Stroke Recovery". My 55 yr old mom did not follow commands for the dr's, she often looked at them like she had no idea what they were saying, they would say "give me a thumbs up" or "stick your tongue out". They asked her "what year it was", her name" and she had no idea what they were asking.
1390615 tn?1299429891 Two other men suffered strokes after cataract surgery 1. Henry Peter Koop Henry Peter Koop passed away Mar. 2. In 1993 during cataract surgery, he suffered a stroke. 2. Allen Smith Congressional Report: Eventually - after being hospitalized with a stroke, after cataract surgery
Avatar n tn Hi there Sorry to hear about your stroke :( Four months is very early on in stroke recovery so fatigue and tiredness are very common. It does get better with time, so hang in there. Keep doing what you can and practice the things that are not so easy. Please ask any other questions you have and I will do the best I can to answer them.
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 Brenda, I would say never! I am dealing with the same question. I had SSHL in November. Left ear completely deaf. I was told there was a minimal chance of any recovery. I saw numerous ENT's. The recovery timeframe I heard differed with each doctor & seemed to be based on their personal experience with the few SSHL patients they had cared for. Most people seem to think there is a primary recovery time & a longer term recover time.
Avatar n tn I have read all the elderly care books and none deal with the very elderly stroke-damaged in a clear-cut manner. I insist on meals being attractively presented, for example. Meticulous track of fluid intake and bowel movements, for example. If the aides are not grilled on a daily basis they tend to go off in their own direction. Usually the wrong one. Every day I ausculate her lung fields, anterior and posterior four quadrants, and check dorsalis pedis pulses. This you can learn to do.
Avatar n tn I surrvived a stroke almost 6yrs. ago...2 weeks after my son was born, I was 29 at the time. I am now 35 and about 3mos. pregnant. It was not an easy decision, but I have been stable all this time and the docs said that I should be fine. There is one other person who I write to who had 2 more babies after having her stroke. It definitely helps to have to her to talk to....It's not an easy decision!
Avatar n tn It is against the rules of this forum to post personal information. Go to Read the posts in the stroke caregivers and also the stroke survivors forum. If you can think of a way I could contact you, I would be happy to tell you as much as I can about what happened with our mom. Hope I've helped. God bless...your mom and you are in my prayers.
Avatar f tn Who do I work with if depression takes hold? 10. What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? 11. What stroke related magazines do you recommend? 12. What internet sites do you recommend about stroke? There are at least 15 stroke forums out there. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Hi, I just read ur post and wanted to share some of my experiences on what helped me through my stroke. Music was great, songs I knew by heart. Books were harder due to not being able to focus that long. My taste changed so little bites of things to "taste test" helped to learn more about the ME I am now. SUNSHINE! Def. Sunshine helped so much! Not SO many qustions EVERY single day!
Avatar f tn Of course, no refined or added sugars -- only the natural sugar in fruit. Finally, do lots of research in books and on the internet about stroke recovery. Here are some books I have benefited from: Stronger After Stroke, Navigating the Complexities of Stroke, and Healing the Broken Brain: Leading Experts Answer 100 Questions about Stroke Recovery. Just remember to be patient, kind, loving, and keep researching.
8512984 tn?1398466958 far from the truth pain drive a person to insanity it's no way to live. i had a sever stroke couldn't feel my feet hands was a mess still don't know much or how long i was in the hospital. i was in CCU an ICU i remember leaving the ICU to a reg room. my memory was lost it was hardest part of it all. i couldn't remember ppl faces names or words an i see things they was all foreign to me..
Avatar n tn It may be weeks before you really know how much damage was done. Typically, the first 90 days after a stroke will show the best rate of recovery. The next 90 days will be a bit slower and so on until one year out. Typically after one year, the rate of recovery slows to a crawl. I'm told that the brain recovers at a 20 to 1 ratio. That is to say as an example, if you bruised your arm and it took 1 month to heal, the same insult to the brain may take 20 months.
Avatar n tn Bottom line is that I feel my surgery was very successful and recovery will be quick. I know there are others out there that have had success. Yes it was scary deciding on the surgery, but I'm glad I did.
Avatar n tn one side of his body isnt still functioning as well as it used to but hes making slow and steady recovery. the guy who had the stroke takes daily walks and these walks actually help him, well thats what he says. i hope your dad will make a quick recovery cos you surely need him in your life.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hello Tramadol Warriors! Welcome to Part 61! Please make yourself comfortable. It's a bumpy ride. But I promise you have come to the right place if you want to get off Tramadol. Forever. This is a place to find support and give support from those who really know what it is like. Understanding is essential! You can do this. And yes. Eventually you will heal!