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478387 tn?1210762308 I suffered a stroke after dissecting my carotid. My carotid was not operated on and closed 100%. My doc says it is safer for me to leave it alone. A partially opened artery is a great risk for strokes. You want 100% open or 100% closed. He explained to me that the other arteries in the brain can supply the brain with enough blood. I think the operation risk outweighs the gain. I know that it can be a little hard to accept. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Before they pumped her full of drugs her last words where stay by my side. The nurse asked if she could name every one in the room and she called her mom "mom" she called me "nobody" and the nurse a monster because he had a beard. They left the room and I grabbed my girl friend and put my hands on her shoulders and said who am I very straight forward and bold, she responded your babe. That means she new who I was.Tthe doctors are keeping her in Acoma so she can heal.
1821865 tn?1317522031 My mother had a stroke back on 11/15/2012 at work. She had suffered a schemic stroke on her right side which paralyze her left side completely. She was given tpa a week later she had a cranial bleed. They removed her right skull a few days later she had a second stroke where she lost her ability of speaking. Since she has not said a word. Now she is at a nursing home rehab where she makes 5 steps behind then forward now the place told us they are going to drop her because she is not improving.
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 How are you? These are links about stroke recovery stories: http://www.strokecenter.org/pat/survivors.htm http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3030313 http://www.strokesurvivor.com/stroke_survivors_stories_books.html I hope this helps. Don't give up hope. There is life after stroke. Take care and keep us posted.
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 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 s been 60 days since she had the stroke. My question is does anyone know if someone with similar stroke recovered even partially and if so after how long. I know that every patient is different and their recovery won't be same. We are doing physio but all cases we heard so far are accident cases and they do seem to recover after a while but I never care across any patient like my mom who recovered.
Avatar m tn Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. If the "stroke" is stabilized, and there is no further bleeding or clotting I would remain optimistic. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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 s interesting-particularly considering the fact that so far, there have been no severe complications from the stroke, 2 seizures and recovery issues but nothing incapacitating. He was taking the Itraconazole for a fungus that he had acquired while he was in Vietnam, he is a Vietnam vet.
Avatar m tn Actually in reading through it it does say that use of marijuana will trigger the onset of psychosis in schizophrenia. It did not specifically say it will cause a stroke. It specifically showed how it triggers psychosis which is valued information for me as I in a voluntary position assist people with disabilities and I was informed about this but it was good to see specific clinical proof.
4112216 tn?1428402133 The whole of her left hand side was paralyzed and apparently the stroke was caused as an artery burst in the center of her brain. She had a very speedy recovery from her stroke and her tests are also coming normal. My question is that to avoid another stroke, what precautions should we take and what should we look out for? Thanks.
Avatar m tn My nearly 84 year old mother suffered a "major" stroke 2 days ago. She has not opened her eyes, though she shows signs of awareness and can follow directions when asked. She is sleeping allot. Initially she lost movement on her left side, but it very slowly seems to be coming back. She is saying words, though they are hard to understand. She is receiving IV fluids. The doctor said they would give her another day and see if she "wakes up".
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 n tn That change can take a long time, I have heard of cases 15-20 years after a stroke and recovery can still take place. It will take lots of hard work and lots of brain power to recover the functions that were lost. I am currently 27 months out and while my leg is working fairly well my arm and hand need to use neuroplasticity to recover. There is no magical jump in function returning.
Avatar m tn My mother had a severe stroke due to blood clot in blood of vessel brain,at age 40 leaving her paralyzed on her left side.The stroke also affected her site on left side.after stroke we rich hospital in 1 hour.
Avatar f tn I know each stroke is different and that each recovery is different. I was wondering if anyone had any stories or experiences of recoveries that were very slow, but eventually the person regained functions. We had a strange situation where when she was in ICU and her eyes were swollen shut and she had to be intubated for some time she was very responsive and quick with hand signals and could answer memory questions accurately, also.
Avatar m tn My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY independant...to bordering at catatonic... he had a stroke 5/8...had complete loss of expressive language, and mild loss of receptive language...his major problem was in his mouth/tonge and throat...he was unable to swallow, talk clearly etc...but he was making improvments everyday...talking more, begining to try and eat etc... then 5 days ago (5/21) he had another stroke...this one was a "mini stroke.
Avatar f tn Hi Ann, How's your day going there so far? I read your post here and I feel for your situation. My own mother (who's 63) had suffered a massive stroke about 6 months ago where she is still currently paralyze on her entire left side of her body. I know in the first few couple of weeks. I also thought that my mother was in a coma as she slept nearly 18-20 hours a day. She would only wake up for a few moments then drift back to sleep again.
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.