Stroke recovery in young people

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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 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 f tn Just wondered if there are any "young" stroke survivors out there. My very healthy athletic husband had an unexplained massive right side stroke Sept 2014 at age 47, (yah, no spring chicken I know, but still...) He got the TPA in time, however he had a bleed anyway causing more damage and an emergency craniotomy for the swelling. He is lucky to have survived but the stroke has taken it's toll on him, but he is fighting hard to make a comeback.
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.
1041487 tn?1256331319 My mom had an ischemic stroke this past August that damaged her middle cerebral artery. She is 70 and this is her second stroke in 19 years. The first stroke damaged the right side of her brain, but she recovered well enough to go back to work and live a productive life. This second stroke was more damaging. She is alert, and only stares to the left. I'm not sure if her vision is clear. Her right arm and leg are limp, and she doesn't move them.
Avatar n tn , within 3 hours) because there are medications that can prevent further damage in some people. A stroke isn't a 'cold' nor a 'death warrant'. It is serious and you need to take action but with planned measured effort you can make a difference in functioning. I recommend keeping a journal of events-- then you can look back for patterns. A stroke can mess up ways of processing information, of communicating.
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 The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently. I have been told over and over again they don't know why some gain more function than others. My mom pulled out her breathing tube which she had for 2.
Avatar m tn We were at rehab one week and still two weeks away from our 8/12th appt when she had another brain stem stroke. 64 years young and three strokes in less than a month. Needless to say they now have her on eliquis,plavix,antipltelets and aspirin. It is a little to late for us. They should have kept her in hospital until the right drugs were given. Like many of us we want to get better faster and the hospitals are incentivized to get the patients discharged a lot of from insurance pressure.
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 They are using the slowness in recovery - normally called plateau - inorder to stop treatment. 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).
Avatar m tn if anyone has any sudgestion of treatments or people that have made any break throughs in stroke recovery, or has been told the same. thank you for taking the time to read this. basically we looking for hope.
Avatar n tn It was about 8 weeks after the stroke that he could walk and that was with a walker. My husbands stroke was in July 2007 and today he walks without assistance except if we're going to the mall where he has to walk a long distance. He'll get tired easily on long walks. He has made a miraculous recovery considering the type of bleed he had. My husbands left side was partially paralyzed but now he moves it just fine, although it's not as strong as before.
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 I am 56 yr old female. In May I went in for an outpatient cardiac ablation. I made it through that without problems. They put me under and I have a difficult time waking up. After 7 hours my husband was getting very anxious and kept telling the medical staff that it was taking too long for me to wake up. I did at the end of the day start having a bad headache at the base of my head. When I woke up I still had the headache and I couldn't focus when I had my left eye opened.
Avatar n tn found a blood clot in her neck. In October, we were told that the stroke was massive, to be prepared for the worse. After 4 weeks in the Cleveland CLinic, completely on a ventalator, trech, feeding tube, and other tubes, she was transfered to a hospital unit in a rehab clinic. In January, the DR at the rehab clinic found that her hip looked out of place, and they rushed her back to the Cleveland Clinic for surgery to relocate her hip.
Avatar n tn It is a small hole in the heart that is the cause of many strokes in young people. It was the cause of my strokes and once I got it closed (a super easy procedure that I was awake for) I did not have any more strokes! If he has not been tested for it yet, ask your son's doctor if he can have a trans-thoracic echocardiogram with bubble test. Its basically just an ultrasound and it can make all the difference! Best of luck!
Avatar f tn May be recognizing people. # In the 1st MRI report of brain on 24-3-2009 the doctors opined “Features are more in favour of toxic demyelination involving the pons. DDX: Pontine infract. Mild cerebral cortical atrophy. Partially empty sella”. # In the 2nd MRI report of brain the doctors opined “ Subacute pontine hematoma”.
452063 tn?1324078516 Only my opinion and as feedback. My concern is that someone who is young or new to recovery may feel so hopeless about recovery if they hear that it's a permenantly damaging neurological disease like Parkinson's that they will never recover from ,may scare them into giving up before they even try. Every relapse is a potential death...OD or suicide and my reaction is partly after trauma from my sons addiction. He has been clean from heroin 3 yrs with alot of aftercare needed.
Avatar n tn Okay so mom had stroke jan 26th 2007 she is 52 pretty bad one had to have craniectomy followed by PE (pulmonary embolism) after being hospitalized nuero surgeon said may never have use of left side. This is devastating news for me and my family also had to have trachiotomy is free of trach now and on way to rehab at nuero place what is your experience with people getting something back????
Avatar f tn Hello, My grandma, 85 years young, suffered a severe ischemic stroke on April 16th. Since I live with her I was able to assist her and call 911 immediately. She was seen by two neurologists and had a CT scan done within the first hour. Doctors said they wouldn’t use the rtPA on her because of her age and because she has a (not too serious) arrhythmia, which, from what they told me, could potentially trigger a severe brain hemorrhage.
Avatar n tn Does he trust her to act in his best interest? BUT, would any of you five, with your young lives and your young families, be able to sustain the responsibility of caring for him? Accomodation: Say to her "This must be so hard for you. What can I do to make it easier for you? What can I do to help him?" (Maybe even "If you ever need a respite, I could take him to such and such rehab center" --the one you favor near his kids.
429949 tn?1224695179 When he calls back I am going to ask him to send me to a vascular specialist to be checked to get some peace of mind. I am just 40 , and with all of this happening to young people in my family, I need to be sure.
Avatar n tn hi there my name is jen. like you i had a stroke at a young age, i was 24 and feb 2005 i had a tia on feb 10 and a ischemic on feb 13. i was in the hospital for 2 1/2 months, i would have stayed longer but i wanted to get the hell out of there! it really felt like a constant hangover 24/7, dizzy the room spinning all of the time, vomiting 24/7, unable to move my whole left side. i felt like a doll being poked for blood 6 times a day!
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 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 does anyone know what the recovery time is for this type of stroke and the prognosis? we have done alot of praying and the doctors can't tell us anything. they want us to give up on her and place her in long term care...but we plan to bring her home and give her the love and attention she needs along with therapy...
Avatar n tn I am now 33 and am thinking about having another child, but none of my doctors know for sure why I had a stroke in the first place. Both my ob and neurologist think that I should be fine, but they really have never seen this before. I keep looking for other opinions....and suggestions? Anyone out there that had a baby after a stroke?
Avatar f tn My NS said a minimum of a month of no driving, anything, so I am hoping this will help aid in my recovery. I only have a 5mm prolapse, but very high symptomatically. I was given a 50/50 chance of good outcome. I have nothing but time to lose. What is your opinion??
Avatar n tn A stroke secondary to carotid dissection is a loss of brain function due to a stroke caused by a tear in the lining of the carotid artery (a major artery in the neck which supplies blood to the front of the brain). I basically have no blood flow to my brain except through my vertebral arteries. My carotid arteries are almost completely closed.