Stroke recovery emotional

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Avatar m tn My wife of 40 years suffered a stroke August 7th. She just started to be able to speak on Sept 9. The doctor said the swelling in the brain did NOT stop until around August 28th and said that when the swelling ended then recovery would begin. Is that correct? She is paralyzed on the LEFT side with sensation now in the left leg; none on the left arm. She has left-side neglect but that seems to have lessened slightly.
1970136 tn?1325774007 It's all just taking an emotional toll on me. Are there any chances of a partial recovery? I just don't know what to expect.
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 As far as I 'm concerned, I'm afraid that modern medicine can do little in stroke recovery, so I suggest you can take some alternative medicine. Meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis, reflexology, herbalmedicine, and so on are all alternative medicine, and I think there must be one can help you. My friend's mother caught stroke and we are looking for any treatment to help her. I think Traditional Chinese Medicine should be my best choice.
Avatar n tn Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, or, in more optimistic terms, stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living. It is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient.
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 n tn Hi Gooch, I am sorry to hear about your father’s Stroke. Recovery of the stroke happens in phases. It goes on over a period of time that can range from a few weeks to a few years. Every stroke is different and the extent of damage varies in each patient. Recovery does occur even if a part of the brain is damaged. The brain is a remarkable organ. When the blood supply to a part is cut off, new pathways can take over and supply blood to that damaged area.
Avatar n tn Deep sounds are related to physical recovery, mid sounds are more associated with emotional recovery as higher pitch sounds are more in line with mental recovery. There is much involved in recovery from a major stroke. But it is possible. Sounds, as science knows, has great effects on plant life, so much so that plants can grow well or even die according to the sounds used. i haven't been able to complete my research as my own love had a major stroke which i applied my methods to.
Avatar n tn The ENT Dr couldn't see any sign of a ear infection but the MRI scan did show the stroke in the Cerebellum so they sent me immediately back to the ER where I was admitted for the stroke. Unfortunately by that point no one could do anything to help with the actual stroke but I did get on a recovery plan and I'm doing pretty good so far.
Avatar n tn It is important to work with a team a rehabilitation team which may include the doctors, therapists and even psychologists to help deal with the emotional aspect of stroke. Complete recovery is unusual but not impossible.
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 Emotional problems such as depression resulting from stroke can result from direct damage to emotional centers in the brain or from frustration and difficulty adapting to new limitations.It is important to work with a team a rehabilitation team which may include the doctors, therapists and even psychologists to help deal with the emotional aspect of stroke. Complete recovery is unusual but not impossible. Support groups, local or on-line, may be of big help at this point.
Avatar m tn Patients with a brainstem stroke may also develop paralysis in one or both sides of the body. Stroke treatment or recovery may be difficult. The fact that he has had nine strokes make it more difficult a chance of recovering soon and completely. But one must always hope for the best. Please start physiotherapy along with treatment as soon as he is able to cope up with it.Miracles do occur and the ultimate factor that helps in the recovery is the patient’s will power.
Avatar f tn Emotional lability is quite common in stroke survivors. It will eventually get better. Since it seems you are now on the do-it-yourself rehab program i would highly recommend the book by Peter Levine Stronger After Stroke. It took me two years ao accumulate the information he presents in the book. I am currently 52 and 2.5 years out with left-sided weakness, i figure i have at least 5 more years to go. you should start a daily journal and keep track of all the little gains you make.
Avatar f tn Just curious if anyone else out there has had a similar experience or other right side stroke and how you are coping with recovery, life, etc. Spasticity, balance and left neglect remain challenging even though much progress has been made. Mostly still using wheelchair but he can do some walking with a 4 prong hemi cane. Left arm/hand is slow to respond and hand won't function at all yet. Would love to hear how you or your family members are doing.
Avatar n tn Are there an online post stroke exercise routines available? P.S. Young stroke survivor - 32 years old. Thanks a bunch!
Avatar n tn The one thing I have learned, there is no magic pill or treatment for brain damage caused by a stroke. I have also learned that you can never give up. Recovery is slow but the gains you make are not temporary. New research has shown that the brain may find ways around the damaged areas when challenged to do so. That means YOU must keep up with your daily therapies, exercises, and proper diet.
Avatar n tn I was just wondering how you are doing now. They say every stroke is different and every recovery is different....
Avatar f tn What should I be looking for as symptions he may be heading for another stroke? What are the percentages for a third stroke? Is it normal for there to be long periods of weakness or is this a normal setback in the recovery period?
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm a 21 yr old female who had a iscemic stroke 3 months ago caused by my pill. I'm almost back to normal now living my life which I was before the stroke. I'm on clopidagrel to thin my blood which I need to be on forever. I want to hear from anyone in the same age bracket - to talk to.
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 m tn Hi, emotional changes are typical after any type of stroke. Right after a stroke, a survivor may respond one way, yet weeks later respond differently. Emotional reactions caused by a stroke are different from normal emotional reactions. The reaction may have little or no obvious connection. Your father may be going through these changes. Support and understanding will help them to tide over till recovery. Good luck with his therapy. Regards.
Avatar n tn Hello, My mother had open heart surgery and a stroke, my Q is ... it took her a week to wake up from the surgery and after a month is still in hosp., she responds at times and sometimes sleeps for a whole day. Is this a normal stroke, she has spasticity on one side.Everything I have read claims she should be responding more than this. She still has a trache with oxygen.The doctors say everyone is different and are not giving us much information.
661823 tn?1293879553 My Wife had a huge stroke last year due to an episode of A-fib while on life support. From the scans, they estimated a 30% recovery. The first thing I have to say is, ignore what Doctors say. It was once believed that the brain had 2 years to recover from a stroke, but that has been proved wrong. Even at 90 years of age, we have the ability to form millions of new connections and break old ones every hour. So the brain is hugely adaptable.
Avatar n tn Been right where you are today only with a couple of exceptions. I was 52, (good shape trim and active) when I had surgery and a stroke from a clot slipping through the ASD was how they found the heart defect. First of all you must be doing pretty good to be posting on the Medhelp so soon after your surgery. But hey, during recovery what else is there to do but read and watch the tube and be thankful you're alive. First, never look back upon an ASD closure with regret.
1346447 tn?1327866172 But as an after effect of stroke after six months memory is affected. Emotional out bursts are there.Personality change is there. All the time does not want to leave care taker. Nonsense word speaking is there.If anybody here was cured from such problems with medicines or by any other treatment. I personally think that time is the only treatment. Please comment and inform.