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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 I hope you find this helpful. WALTER H. STEINLAUF, Exec. Dir. The Stroke Survivors Advocacy Network 8701 Woodman Way, No. 136 Sacramento, California 95826-2023 (916) 247-8826 // (916) 400-4551 [mailto:***@****] [mailto:***@****] The Stroke Survivors Advocacy Network® is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization organized under the laws of the State of California, Federal Law, and other applicable statutes relating to non-profit entities.
Avatar n tn I was just wondering how you are doing now. They say every stroke is different and every recovery is different....
Avatar m tn What helps immensely is rejoining the rest of humanity as much as possible after having had a stroke. I had mine three years ago, and while my social network has changed from hanging out with friends, to hanging out online with friends due to mobility issues, a computer and good internet connection are =VERY= helpful. And I've become addicted to the iPhone.... While this doesn't answer your question, I hope I've helped give you some information....
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 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.
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Tram Warriors! Part 60. Wow. Over the years of recovery and reading about others, seeing others recover the main thing I have learned is that everyone's life is better without being a slave to Tramadol. You might be stuck and scared right now, but you can make the decision to get yourself off the hamster wheel of Tramadol dependency and even addiction. You don't have to live that way. There's lots of people here to help.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors! Welcome to Part 53. This thread is full of helpful and kind people who want to help you get off this terrible drug. Please snuggle in and make yourself comfy. I know you can do it!
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Avatar n tn amount of damage to the brain, how skilled the stroke rehabilitation team is, having a good support network has a big impact on your recovery and timing of the rehabilitation — the sooner rehabilitation starts, the better the outcome. Definitely, the dedication and willingness to work toward improvement will help your mom walk and regain the use of her arm. A very good link for stroke rehabilitation is: Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Once your mom is on a stomach feeding tube, maybe you should suggest to the doctor, and speech therapist that your mom be slowly weaned off of it, while still relearning how to eat by mouth. The doctor is correct in being cautious about removing the tube. Forcing mouth feeding too soon, puts her at risk for aspiration. See below: http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar n tn My doctor suggested catheter ablation to cure my tachycardia a few years ago. My doctor told me that the ablation has about 90% chance of success, and 2% chance of stroke and 2% complication that needs installation of pacemaker, because the ablation site is in left ventricular. Since I am really afraid of the results of stroke and pacemaker, I have not made decision to go ablation. In recent years, I frequently felt short breath and palpitation even I took medicine everyday.
Avatar n tn After ten hours of surgery, they realized he had a right brain stroke. After ICU he went to rehab, contracted pneumonia and his heart stopped when they put in the breathing tube (he says he saw his mom...she's deceased). After a week in ICU with no PT, OT or speech, he is back at rehab but has not moved his left arm or leg (but he can speak now). He is the lead guitarist in a vintage rock n' roll band and music is his life's passion.
Avatar f tn Hi, I can understand your worrying concerns about recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar n tn To cut a long story short, medical merry go round, CT, MRI - someone described it as a swiss chess brain, lumbar puncture, blood tests, etc etcand ended up with two possible explanations. Stroke (brain attack) embolic infarct and Encephalopathic illness for which no cause can be found.
Avatar n tn Differentials include, Transient Ischemic attacks (TIA), which is a warning sign of a stroke, a stroke itself, or cardiac arrhythmias. Two major groups of arrhythmias are bradycardia and tachycardia. Bradycardia( is a slower heart rate than the normal, usually less than 60beats per minute. Sometimes it can be normal or related to a side effect of medications. The reason why these can cause syncope/nearsyncope is because the heart is not pumping enough blood to the brain.
4597556 tn?1383308643 Maybe you need the reassurance medically that you are not at risk of a heart attack or stroke, huh? Guess one of my observations in reading your posts is that you have too much idle time on your hands. Can't you start developing some new routines BEFORE you are totally off the methadone? Like some quiet time w/coffee in the morning reading recovery meditations .....a daily walk..... a drive about finding and trying some different meetings?
Avatar f tn is it his heart that is interferring with his stroke recovery? Prior to his stroke he was tired all the time, slept a lot during the day an at least 10 hrs at night. That is why he was so keen on getting his heart in regular beating because when it is not he suffers greatly from fatugue.(sp) Due to his condtion no one wants to address his A-fib and so he just sleeps and sleeps or is disoriented and confused. On some days he goes back into Sinus rythm and I can see the diff in him.
Avatar m tn I once watched a documentary film that photographed the brain of a Chinese woman who suffered a stroke. The video (in time compression) was impressive in how the neuro-network was able to reconnect neuro pathways. P.S. I'm not a Doctor, but did earn a Advanced Degree in Engineering at the time my wife suffered her trumatic brain injury. I was intimately involved in my wife's care from emergency room through surgery and rehab through today's date - what a strange ordeal it has been.
Avatar n tn i had a stroke on 22nd october thank God i am able to walk etc however i am sooooooooooooo tired and my short term memory is really bad. has anoyne else experienced sensitive hearing is like th e bionic woman i hear everthing and it irritates the hell out of me. apart from my tolerance level being non existent i have still manged to keep my friends. i am soooooooooooooo miserable and argue non stop with my you i talk but very very quickly and forget what i want to say.
Avatar f tn Well its difficult as someone who before recovery did not understand why they needed their medication at times. I know the means that people use and mixing medication in someone's food is not a good idea because they will tell you they didn't take medication and they are fine. I never had that happen to me but other people did.
Avatar m tn Although I recognize I've had mild Chiari symptoms throughout my life, they've gotten more severe this year (two full stroke-like episodes, tingling, etc.) which led to MRI and diagnosis. For those who have had surgery and resulting complications, I'm wondering if you would still have done surgery knowing what you know now? There are those who say that progression can be significantly slowed before permanent nerve damage sets in, and others where surgery seems to make things 10 times worse.
1397648 tn?1288146526 I am off all meds except for cumadin. I do have to take it do to the chance of stroke. Glad to hear you are off all the meds. I am looking forward to the possibility of being able to play racquetball, tennis, and cylce again. It ***** having just walking as my big workout.
Avatar m tn I have United Healthcare and my plan pays 100% after my ded is met, but I was really surprised they were out of network since United has a huge network. I would love to go for a full workup and have them check my dsyautonmia problem; what type of Ins do ya'll have that Mayo is included?
Avatar n tn Because of my recent stroke (with nearly full recovery), I am concerned about the possibility of having a stroke during the surgery and ending up in even worse shape. What can be done to help prevent a CVA during and immediately following the surgery? 4. Can anything be done to mitigate the risk of not being on bloodthinners for several days during and shortly after the surgery?
Avatar n tn Because of my recent stroke (with nearly full recovery), I am concerned about the possibility of having a stroke during the surgery and ending up in even worse shape. What can be done to help prevent a CVA during and immediately following the surgery? 4. Can anything be done to mitigate the risk of not being on bloodthinners for several days during and shortly after the surgery?