Stroke recovery time

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Avatar n tn I noticed a number of questions about recovery time from strokes. The most recovery occurs in the first 3 months. The next 3 months is the next most recovery and the next 6 months the next. After about a year some recovery will occur but the pace is typically very slow. Think of it like driving a car. The first 3 months it goes 100 miles an hour. The next 3 50. The next 6 months about 25 and after that about 5 miles an hour. It's important to take full advantage of early recovery periods.
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 My dad had a stroke on 2/3/15 (65 yo male) - I received a call from HR at his work that he had been taken to the hospital. I believe at that time they had said he had a stroke...? Not sure. He stayed in ICU for almost two weeks and also got pnemonia. Feeding tube was put in... no ventilators. He is now at rehab and started speech and physical therapy. He had a intercranial hemmorage on the Left side of his brain. He has paralysis on right side (both arm and leg) and inability to speak..
Avatar m tn It'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 n tn Find out what rehabilitation is available to you through the hospital first And learn from the experience of others but remember no two stroke patients are the same so individualise your recovery program to suit you and your needs so start reading and researching right NOW Some therapies that i am looking into that 'may' assist include : hyperbaric oxygen therapy acupuncture dietary supplementation feldenkrais constraint induced therapy vasa home therapy mirror box therapy nuerofeedback/ neu
Avatar f tn Besides controlling the bleeding, controlling high risk factors like diabetes and hypertension and physical therapy are needed for recovery from stroke. Ensure to see she takes her medication regularly and does physical therapy. Also, follow up with her doctor for monitoring, she will improve. Good luck with her recovery. Regards.
Avatar m tn Hi, my dad suffered a stroke 3 months. He is 73 yrs old and was alcoholic and heavy smoker and had industrial deafness. He has lost his speech though now he starts speaking though you can only understand possibly 1 word out 20. He has loss use of his right side bodily functions and is incontinent. He cant even sit in a wheelchair and is bed ridden. What can i do and what is best case scenario???
Avatar n tn Very sorry to hear about your stroke. I applaud your courage and motivation in what sounds like a tough recovery period. To accurately comment on prognosis or outcome of your stroke, I would have to examine you personally and see your imaging studies to know exactly what was damaged and how far you've come. To be honest, I'm not sure that anyone can tell you whether or not you will ever reach your high baseline functioning status.
Avatar m tn It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in? Will she regain her swallowing capacity and eye lid movements? Please advice us.
Avatar m tn What is the average recovery time from having ulnar nerve decompression surgery?
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 m tn I suffered a Stroke and Heart Attack followed by a 4 month Coma in 09. I have no effects of it other than I have lost my sense of direction and some memory loss. Will my memories return? I miss some of them, like driving. The Doctors drilled holes in my skull and drained the blood off because they had only given me a 10% chance of making it out of the coma. I guess this procedure is not done very much, yet it worked very well for me.
Avatar n tn Hi, Sorry to hear about your dad :( Recovery from stroke is slow. Your whole frame of reference changes, whay would seem insignificant changes to others become huge milestones. Is he getting therapy? Speech therapists can help with the swallowing. I don't know anything about the foods, sorry. Encourage him to keep doing his exercises & doing as much for himself as he can & lots of rest - his brain needs time to heal.
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.
478387 tn?1210765908 Depending on the symptoms, rehabilitation includes speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. The recovery time differs from person to person. Certain therapies, such as repositioning and range-of-motion exercises, are intended to prevent complications related to stroke, like infections and bed sores. People should stay active within their physical limitations. Medicine may be needed to control high blood pressure.
Avatar m tn MY MOM HAD A STROKE ON 4/2/2012. SHE IS 71 , HAD PROBLEMS WITH HIGH BLOOD PREASURE AND DIABITEES, ACCORDING TO HER NEOROLIGIST, HER STROKE WAS SMALL ONE , BUT IT HAPPEN TO HIT WHERE IT CONTROLS HER RIGHT SIDE , BARELY MOVES THE RIGHT SIDE,ALSO SAID HER DAMAGE WAS SMALL AND IT SHOULD TAKE ABOUT COUPLE OF MONTHS TO RECOVER. WAS HE BLUFFING ? ALSO SHE IS VERY SLEEPY, LITE HEADED , DOES THAT GO AWAY WITH TIME?ALSO HE SAID IT WAS A BLOOD CLOD.
Avatar n tn my aunt got an stroke and she had an excellent recovery. Unfortunately after a while she started having visual problems such as double vision. She also complained about not being able to move her right eye to see the floor or to see the walls. What nerve or nerves might have been affected by the stroke? why? .
Avatar n tn What sort of recovery time should we expect, what percentage of patients die from this sort of complication? Should we expect him to be quite disoriented from all the time he has passed unconscious and on medication? What kind of thrapy will they want to do or what should we ask about? I feel very frustrated with his doctors. We feel like they do not wish to be bothered with our questions or spend time wxplaining things to us. We have no experience with these types of medical issues.
Avatar n tn I was 49 at the time, very active with no stroke risk factors. I have been followed by my neurologist, internist, and a neuropsychologist. Also, I have been receiving physical therapy and excising with a therapist monitoring my activities. My recovery has been good, I am at work, not full time and have been able to resume some of my previous activities. However, I continue to have the constant "pins and needles" feeling on my entire left side - especially hand and foot.
Avatar n tn it all depends with each patient on the recovery, and depending on how bad the stroke is and your moms health prior to the stroke. if your mom is having rehabillitation with specialists (doctors, nurses, physios, OT's who specialise in stroke) they will get your mom back to the best of their ability and also if your mom is concording to treatment and care. all i can say really, is that time is a great healer. people recover quicker than others.
Avatar n tn About 3 months ago my grandmother had a stroke. She has been in the hospital ever since. She has paralysis on the left side, she can not talk at all, and she has pnemonia and just had a tracheotomy. Within these past 3 months nothing has improved and i was just wondering if anyone thinks they will improve. Everyday my father tells me "oh she was more alert today" but all that means is that she opened her eyes for a little bit. Half the time she doesnt even know who anyone is.
Avatar n tn If his stroke is a mild one then he will hopefully recover quickly and regain most of his normal functions. If the stroke was severe then you may have a long road of recovery in front of you. I totally understand your anxiety. I went through it myself too. At least, you are not alone. Right now, my mother is staying in a stroke ward with other stroke victims. Fortunately, my family and I have been able to talk to other families.
Avatar n tn what type of exercise I should do to improve my well-being, also if the stroke was caused by fatty deposits do these deposits go away in time by retaining a healthy lifestyle.