Stroke recovery position

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Avatar n tn The prognosis of your father's eyesight, memory and use of his right hand would depend on the initial severity of the stroke that he suffered, His doctor would be in the best position to answer concerns about this. The American Heart Association (AHA) does recommend that a regular exercise program be done as part of the rehabilitation of stroke survivors.
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 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 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.
531662 tn?1239203696 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 f tn hello my friend, I am so sorry for your position. I had a major stroke in Jan 2010, but I would never say what your fathers case is happening. There are dozens of different types of strokes as well as recovery times. that he whispered to his wife is a good sign. I do know from my experience that a stroke survivor hears and understands everything is said to them. So don't give up hope. I can say that a stroke recovery is a long process. I am sorry, but that is the truth.
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.
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 m tn He was taken a tomography that showed, according to the doctor, an important area affected shown in white or gray in his dominating hemisphere (he is right handed) and was diagnosed as a massive ischemic stroke. The doctor told me that I should expect him to die, or, if he survived, severe sequels such as loss of independency, speech, ability to swallow, voluntary movements of his limbs, and the worse imposibility to breathe on his own.
1678022 tn?1305117867 My 56 year old sister has a massive stroke on monday may 2-2011. Her son found her on the floor when he got home from work. we don't know how long she was there before he got home. It took the EMC another hour to get there and transport her to the hospital. They told us she had massive brain damage to the full left side of her brain and she has not use of the right side. Her eyes were open and unrespionsive on monday. She had several seizures that day.
Avatar m tn Because I couldnt understand what he was saying and I was tired, I was irritated so threw the light on. Once I saw his face, I knew he had a stroke. I called the paramedics and he was transported to the hospital. Now he is in ICU. His INR was 4.0. He has a vena cava filter in 3 years ago when he had a pulmonary embolism. At that time he was put on coumadine. He had a aortic valve; porcelin, put in 2003. He choose this valve so he could avoid being on coumadin. I was not with him at that time.
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 It is a glorious sunday and I just spent three hours with my sweety-pie. Thinking back to when we had an agency in, and the many things that were done that caused her displeasure I will discuss them. First, was the "rule" that she be snugly strapped in her little wheelchair at all times. I concede this may be necessary when outdoors, but within the apartment, where she is always attended, it is totally unnecessary. She always grew annoyed at the strap.
Avatar n tn My husband arrested while playing basketball at our recreation center on Monday and was revived by a defibrillator, taken to the hospital and the next day a defibrillator/pacemaker was implanted, he was discharged on Wednesday. He seemed ok on Thursday. Friday AM he got up and while we getting ready to go to the recreation center he said his eyes would not focus together.
Avatar n tn It is the most important aspect of recovery of a stroke patient. Physiotherapy may also improve the head symptoms. Please consult a good physiotherapist for regular exercises. Improved blood circulation may cause a speedy recovery. Please consult a physician to get your father’s blood pressure monitored in different postures and a symptomatic treatment. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
531005 tn?1286519132 My brother and I were hiking for over an hour. On the car ride home I bought ourselves some drinks. Water for him, and a Slushy for me. He then laid down on the back of the car in his "recovery" position. Sometimes during hard workouts he begins to "get there" as he calls it, and gets into that position. It's laying down on his side with his arm extended up. All of a sudden, he fainted completely. It lasted for about 2 minutes.
Avatar f tn Hi Sorry to here about your husband. Four days is very early in stroke recovery. His brain has been injured & needs time to heal. Sleep is how your brain heals. So let him sleep. When you're so so tired from all the stimuli around you & activity, you don't take anything in anyway. It is a long slow journey ahead - don't try to rush it or put him on your timetable. He'll get to know his own body really well & know what is good for him.
Avatar n tn Incidentally, a rocking chair is a medical device that can prevent stroke, but not all stroke patients can make use of it. Pushing down with the feet contracts trhe blood vessels and increases circulation. I cxontinue to communicate every day many times using the dry-erase board with large two inch block letters, which I encourage even with patients who talk because it develops another part of the brain crucial to thinking and judgement. Verbal encouragement, plus the chalk board.
Avatar f tn i know i have come a long way in my recovery......i can walk, dress myself, drive but now seem to have hit a plateau in my recovery and am very frustrated and worried. finacially we are taking a huge hit since i am collecting disability and not my normal pay. i fear i will never be able to return to my very physically demanding job. i am not in a position where i will risk not coming home to my girls and husband because somebody wants to fight the 5'4 - 140 lbs girl cop. help!!!
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 m tn My first panic attack landed me in the ER...I thought I was having a heart attack or stroke. (I know many have been there...and even though the Dr. says you are physically healthy...being left with the knowledge that your mind can make you panic so severly only compounds least it did for me.) I consider myself lucky to have happened upon an ER doctor with a very kind heart who went above and beyond.
Avatar n tn Most gains in a person's ability to function in the first 30 days after a stroke are due to spontaneous recovery. For a stroke survivor, the rehabilitation goal is to be as independent and productive as possible. That may mean improving physical abilities. Often old skills have been lost and new ones are needed. It's also important to maintain and improve a person's physical condition when possible. A person's family has a key role in rehabilitation.
Avatar f tn Anyone functioning well enough to answer, to discuss your coping with stroke deficits that have remained for a year ago or longer. My stroke was more than 3.5 years ago and I still have some resentment about everything that I can't do. I would like to get a better attitude about it. But either way you are handling it, it would be helpful for me to hear about anyone else who still struggles with problems.
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