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Board: Stroke 12-20-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By tinam7
Re: Coming up on 8 years......

It is beyond me to think of how to take care of such little ones with the disability of stroke. An unimaginable struggle. Nature has no mercy.

But you did it and so need to give yourself all the...
Board: Stroke 12-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By tinam7
Re: tired of being tired

Welcome to our friendly, helpful group of stroke survivors.

You are doing very well and will, no doubt, continue to get better and better. The truth is others cannot begin to understand the odd...
Board: Stroke 12-17-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By tinam7
Re: merry christmas

Thank you for the good wishes. In truth, with the unbearable tragedy in CT this is a very tough time. How does one go on losing a child like that? We mourn with them. I'm in CO and we just had...
Board: Stroke 12-09-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By tinam7
Re: Numbness growing

My lips were not affected but my nose was, the right side of it, right sinus, right ear. In fact, I sense numbness across the entire right side of my face. Mercifully there is no facial distortion. I...
Board: Stroke 12-08-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,550
Posted By tinam7
Re: My Stroke

Sure makes me happy to bring smiles and laughter which send out good hormones throughout our body.

Yet my newly awakened right brain (asleep most of my life) wants to put forth a cautionary note....
Board: Stroke 12-06-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,550
Posted By tinam7
Re: My Stroke

Who can bring joy to others as you can Mulchie? Very few. Thank you.

Now I'll ask you: were you as loving before brain zap? I ask because I think one of the positive side effects of stroke is...
Board: Stroke 12-05-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,550
Posted By tinam7
Re: My Stroke

There are filled notebooks with outpourings to Self from the moment it struck. For some time I gave the pages titles, now I usually just ramble on. It helps to pour it out. It helps to pour it out...
Board: Stroke 12-03-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By tinam7
Re: Five month plus

Yes, stroke isn't done until it is done.....never. We ought to share this with doctors. Stroke is unknowable and capricious. We are living it every day and every day it can change, this way or that....
Board: Stroke 11-28-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By tinam7
Re: Five month plus

Oh yes, other problems arise. Blood thinners are a double edged sword. My brother ended up in the hospital with internal bleeding and then had no strokes without the medication. You might discuss...
Board: Stroke 11-25-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By tinam7
Re: Mom in deep sleep for 12 days now post hip surgery

Your mother has suffered so much and now this. We are so sorry for her and your family. Stroke does not always necessarily show up on tests (as far as I know). But the symptoms sometimes speak for...
Board: Stroke 11-25-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By tinam7
Re: Five month plus

It can get discouraging when you work your head off and you're not sure whether there is any improvement or all wishful thinking. But I can say I am least aware of the damage when I'm walking...
Board: Stroke 11-23-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By tinam7
Re: Five month plus

Of course you take what a doctor says unless you are a fiendish rebel like me. It's a gamble, for sure. Guess I'm a gambler. But I experienced the terribly sorrowful example of my brother with...
Board: Stroke 11-19-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By tinam7
Re: Stroke

The mystery and ruthlessness of stroke, we know all about it. I personally think aspirin can be just as good or better than coumadin, and relaxing is the best thing to do.

Make sure her blood...
Board: Death & Dying 11-17-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By tinam7
Re: Advice? Father dying liver chirosis (alcoholic)

Totally agree with ekr27. Take nothing personally from him. He can't help himself as he is in his last stretch and knows it. Look for any good moments you can so you can remember them to feel good...
Board: Stroke 10-28-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By tinam7
Re: Very nervous about the numbness growing

Welcome Beth. I am so very sorry for the situation you describe. I just read a book by a woman with strokes whose marriage fell apart. There were children too. That angers me so much. How can someone...
Board: Stroke 10-28-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,479
Posted By tinam7
Re: 34 year old male, mini stroke

I'm a glutton for stroke info mainly since I was a total renegade: had my TIA's and stroke and became my own physician. There are reasons for this so I am not completely irresponsible.

You give a...
Board: Stroke 10-28-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Posted By tinam7
Re: Information About TIA's Please.

Moosie, if your left side cleared up it was a TIA. They will clear up within 24 hours and leave no trace. So I've read and experienced.

Mulchie, I wonder whether you had lasting damage from your...
Board: Stroke 10-27-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Posted By tinam7
Re: Information About TIA's Please.

Moosie, if we can help prevent any further problems for you, it is a dream come true. It is what I wanted so desperately for my brother.

Looking back, what should I have done when those TIA's...
Board: Stroke 10-27-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Posted By tinam7
Re: Information About TIA's Please.

I had 3 TIA's before the stroke, my brother had many more. His TIA's never showed up on all the tests he was given. He was even hospitalized and given all medications. The strokes followed anyway....
Board: Stroke 10-24-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By tinam7
Re: Stroke Survivor

Hi 4birds (I do so love birds),

My curiosity got the better of me, but others here (Janet for one) are so much better in the Welcome Department.

Thank you for sharing what you know. I've read...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-10-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By tinam7
Re: please advise about Naso and gastric tube

My heart goes out to you, Bb. There were differences in my family regarding this awful issue and since I was far away I had to accede to others. When I heard feeding tube, I shuddered. To me it was...
Board: Stroke 10-01-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,486
Posted By tinam7
Re: Stroke - parietal lobe, left side

Don't even know what kind of stroke I had, but it was the left brain affecting the right side. Same as my sibling.

The overt effects are one thing; the interior are something else. Mysterious,...
Board: Senior Health 10-01-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By tinam7
Re: Is this dementia/depression or Alz

First, I am so sorry for your mother's and your suffering. I am no expert, but have lost father, mother, brother and am old myself.

Your mother is failing in physical and mental ways. She is...
Board: Stroke 09-29-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By tinam7
Re: 3 and 1/2 months post stroke

This is terrific news. Yes, driving is a big, big thing. I forced myself in there and my problem is the right side, the leg and foot that must drive. The problems you describe are there on my right...
Board: Stroke 09-25-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,919
Posted By tinam7
Re: Cerebellar stroke: A ten year history

Am sorry for your struggle and suffering. Medicine has made some great advances but I have few expectations when it comes to the mystery of the brain. They try but much needs to be explored and...
Board: Stroke 09-21-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By tinam7
Re: Three months and not counting

The reality is that others cannot truly understand the changes that a stroke brings. Some of the changes are not so obvious, even to ourself, or so has been my experience. They reveal themselves...
Board: Stroke 09-20-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By tinam7
re: cerebellar stroke survivor

Hi Steve,

For me it will be 2 years Dec. 19, 2012, not far off now. While I can't say I got everything back, I know my right brain hemisphere (left brain injury) has kicked in to help brain and...
Board: Stroke 09-20-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By tinam7
Re: Three months and not counting

I have accepted the fact that my right side will never be the same. But I look at what was not taken from me: so much, really, considering what a blasted stroke can do.

Exercise remains paramount,...
Board: Stroke 09-12-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By tinam7
Re: anxious, depressed, worried

Janet is a magical writer, a person with unmatched abilities for support, for caring. A marvel. Want to echo all she says so beautifully.

If anything, a stroke can awaken and intensify love. We...
Board: Weight Loss 09-04-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By tinam7
Re: Strength training for weight loss? Trying to lose 100 pounds!

I'm no grand expert but am maintaining the weight I want to be. The toughest part is keeping it off. I believe you need both: calorie restriction and whatever you enjoy in exercise for however much...
Board: Stroke 08-30-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,804
Posted By tinam7
Re: Not yet 3 months post stroke

Yes, we do want to go on and transcend that strange, numb weight hanging about us. My sibling caved in and that is a dead end. Am so thankful for all that still works. At the start I could not write....
Board: Stroke 08-28-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,804
Posted By tinam7
Re: Not yet 3 months post stroke

After many months I wish I could tell you that you get your old self back. Maybe you will, we are each unique, and I sure hope so for you.

If not, you sort of get used to the new companion,...
Board: Stroke 08-24-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By tinam7
Re: 2 1/2 months post stroke

I've tried very hard to determine what affects the pain, the impairment, but have not been able to come up with answers. I am very thankful that it does not affect sleep. Am not disturbed by that...
Board: Stroke 08-24-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By tinam7
Re: 2 1/2 months post stroke

Well, I'm 18 months past the stroke and the retraining of the brain must occur every day. It is the brain that must and will help us. It has great plasticity.

I made no concessions to the right...
Board: Aging Issues 07-22-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,182
Posted By tinam7
Re: is this normal?

My preoccupation goes in cycles. A relative's hip breaks and I think, "How would I deal with this?" Not so long ago this was the end. Not now. Indeed it can work out well, to be sure. But, mercy, it...
Board: Aging Issues 07-15-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,726
Posted By tinam7
Re: Afraid of dying/illness?

Thank you for your response and understanding. The typical reaction is something else altogether. To compound the issue, a friend in CA sent me an article (very recent), latimes.com, re, "An ailing...
Board: Aging Issues 07-15-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,726
Posted By tinam7
Re: Afraid of dying/illness?

These are all wonderful posts. I fit right in being over 70 also and terrified, not of ca, but of debilitating stroke and dementia go with it (in my family) and lingering in a hideous way.

It...
Board: Aging Issues 04-19-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,182
Posted By tinam7
Re: is this normal?

Thank you for the hugs, sending the same to you but don't know how other than saying it. A bit of a techno dummy.

If we don't consider what may happen we can end up in situations we can't deal...
Board: Aging Issues 03-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,182
Posted By tinam7
Re: is this normal?

My great fear is to lose mobility and become dependent on anyone. Feel I am old enough (almost 75) to say I've had a good life, but do not want to be carted off anywhere for procedures that may...
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