Stroke victims recovery

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Avatar n tn Is there a website listing support groups for stoke victims? Does anyone know if there is a support group for stroke victims in the Owatonna or Faribault, Minnesota area? Thank you!
Avatar n tn We just need to take each day one at a time, and not over do it. Stroke victims and mini victims like our selves are put under alot of stress. My Doctor advised me to go to a Stress management course, I have been looking into this but haven't found one yet. We just need to encourage each other. I will be here for you!
Avatar f tn My father recently suffered a stroke about a month ago. One week after the stroke, he started gaining movement, speech and swallowing back. He was doing so well that he was placed into rehab, and was able to walk a bit with a walker, shower, eat and talk. Then a few days after, he started regressing, and is now bed ridden. He lost his ability to swallow, can't speak, or walk. The feeding tube was not working, so he has been put back on IV fluids....
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.
Avatar f tn My 83 y/o grandmother suffered a stroke a few days ago. She is extremely vital and active. She still worked, kept a house, travelled and had a better social life than me. She improved in the first days. She recognized us, said a few words, was able to use the weak side, and she even walked yesterday morning. I am really upset this morning though, because last night she seemed to have regressed. In the afternoon she wasn't as engaged or focused. She seemed agitated and confused.
Avatar n tn Do you have any excercise recommendations? How long is the average recovery? Is muscle ache a re-occurring pain for stroke victims, if so what can I do to prevent or ease the pain?
Avatar n tn //www.sanqiginseng.com/forum/index.php gave me some idea. I would like to know your opinion about this herb and other alternative therapies.
Avatar n tn Although you often hear that the majority of recovery for stroke victims is seen within the first six months, I feel there is always hope. New advances and research are taking place and have now proven that the brain can make new "pathways". I have read reports that state even though damaged brain cells cannot be replaced, that unaffected brain cells can take over some functions of the destroyed cells. Has your mom continued physical therapy?
Avatar n tn Many people have said that theses stroke victims usually do not last more than 30 days. Tomorrow will be a month. Her vitals are good. Heart rate 60, BP 108/54 and running a low grade fever. We are praying she comes out of this but the doctors all have no hope. Has anyone gone through this and had a positive result? The doctors are saying all movements that she is doing are involuntary. She has never regained consciousness. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
Avatar m tn My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY independant...to bordering at catatonic... he had a stroke 5/8...had complete loss of expressive language, and mild loss of receptive language...his major problem was in his mouth/tonge and throat...he was unable to swallow, talk clearly etc...but he was making improvments everyday...talking more, begining to try and eat etc... then 5 days ago (5/21) he had another stroke...this one was a "mini stroke.
Avatar f tn My 58 year old husband had a stroke last Sunday. We were let out of the hospital last night with no instructions, warnings or anything. Any sugestions? I am terrified. What next?
Avatar n tn The only key thing I can tell you is I think recovery depends a lot on how connected victims really believe they can become again. It can’t be faked. My wife has been fully cognisant of all her issues in life and of everything. It’s very helpful to let victims know somebody will keep their life in tact until they can take it back over. If they are allowed to feel that it is gone forever it makes their frustration with not being able to commuicate unbearable.
Avatar n tn We have heard some good reports about this and some negative. There is also the use of hyperbaric oxygen for stroke victims but I have not found out as much about this yet. You can read more about this on the internet. I am not speaking as a medical person-just a daughter that has done a lot of research and hoping as you are for something to help him.
Avatar f tn You need to find different doctors. The ones you have are woefully out-of-date on current research. Ask them what was the latest stroke rehabilitation research article they read and does it apply to your mom. They should be talking to you about neuroplasticity, passive movement, mental imagery, thermal stimulation, mirror-box therapy. Ask why they haven't been doing music therapy. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/02/music.
Avatar n tn I wanted to ask a doctor or neurologist, what the future looks like for stem cells and treating not only recent stroke victims, which is important, but also long time stroke victims and brain regeneration. There seems to be promise to have stem cells treat damaged/dead parts of the brain, and have regrowth of these areas. Any professional opinions on the subject besides just what we hear in the news?
1474053 tn?1297825738 I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
1474053 tn?1297825738 I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
1474053 tn?1297825738 I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
Avatar n tn 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. Most of them have been positive as it's their 2nd or 3rd round with their parents' stroke. They told us that it took some time but they did recover so now they are hopeful. Their parents will recover again as they have already gone through the process. I hope that this may help you there Nikita.
Avatar n tn Considering Hemianopia is not uncommon in stroke victims I would like to know is there any chance of improved vision. Where is the current research being done into Homonymous Hemianopia (We will travel) and how long does it look like before this can be treated.
Avatar m tn my mom, at 75, with atrial fibrulation and heart failure issues, had a massive stroke from a clot thrown from her heart. The entire right hemisphere is gray. though there isn't any more swelling yet (its been 84 hours), she has been having seizures. We don't know if she will survive the stroke much less the other issues.
Avatar f tn Hi Tessa, The rehab center should be able to do kinds of standard evaluation for the stroke victims to undertand their conditions. Sorry I'm not farmiliar with all those terms, but I understand some stroke victim who has difficulty in talking is because he may lose some language capability, he may still remember the meaning of some words but can not recall the pronounciation of these words; also has difficulty in understanding a long sentence.
Avatar f tn My brother is 46 years old and had a stroke on 9-19-13 on left side of brain.My whole family is devastated.He left work early because he didn't feel right and had vision problems.His stroke happened in the waiting room of the ER in which they started the t-PA drip right away to dissolve the blood clot.From there he was transported to another hospital with a neuro dept.At that hospital we were told that he would never be the same,etc.
Avatar m tn I was just wondering how much support is out there for the younger stroke victims maybe in the format of groups or chatrooms or something.