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Board: Stroke 10-24-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Exclamation Not again!

Well, always good until 32 days ago. I woke up in bed and the celling was now the floor. I was having ANOTHER STROKE!. I suffered a second stroke much worse then the first. I can not walk balance is...
Board: Stroke 05-27-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

I am now close to reaching my 2 year post stroke life!. I know the risk of another stroke is there but has been reduced due to the time passed from my stroke. I continue to drive, work, and go on...
Board: Stroke 05-27-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Five months and three weeks post stroke

Well, I am fast approaching my second year post stroke. I have improved tremendously and life is once again good!
Board: Stroke 12-12-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Five months and three weeks post stroke

Lorazepam tablets ! They work wonders!
Board: Stroke 12-12-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Five months and three weeks post stroke

I carry a bottle of 1 MG Lorazepam tablets at all times. Although 1 MG isn't much it sure takes the edge off in stressful situations!.
Board: Stroke 12-05-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By goldsworthy
My first year anniversary!

December 4th of last year I had my major Brain stem stroke. I have now made it 1 whole year without another stroke!. I have been told your stroke outcome is much better after 1 year. The chances of a...
Board: Stroke 11-25-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

UPDATE!; My recovery goes on and gets better with each passing day! I drove my car 1800. miles to Wisconsin by myself and then did it again to return home!. I have increased my working hours and now...
Board: Stroke 11-13-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,118
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Have not smoked for...

I was a heavy smoker before my major brain stem stroke 3 packs a day. I quit the day of my stroke and have not touched a smoke since last December. The stroke scared me so bad not only did I quit...
Board: Stroke 10-18-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Cool Re: Well, I AM BACK!

UPDATE; This week I doubled my working hours, the pins and needles numbness has almost gone away completely! My 6th nerve palsy has corrected itself I now only see 1 even without my glasses. My short...
Board: Stroke 10-07-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Challenging Return to Work after Stroke

If all else fails you could always deliver pizza like I do. With tips I average $17.00 a hour. Will I get rich doing this? I doubt it, but you are alone most of the time cruising around town...
Board: Stroke 10-06-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

No pretend here I did drive from Tucson all the way to Wisconsin and back again
Board: Stroke 10-06-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

Well, now I really gone and done it!. I drove my little stick shift car round trip from Tucson all the way to Wisconsin!. Although I did get a little tired along the way I managed to drive 640 miles...
Board: Stroke 09-15-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By goldsworthy
Board: Stroke 09-14-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,815
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Anyone have experience with INR?

Sounds a little like VUDO to me I would be very sceptical and would hold my wallet tight and hidden! Think about it....... cure most of your stroke disability with a single shot I don't think so....
Board: Stroke 09-14-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: nurology after stroke

You do have good health insurance dont you? if not this could be the reason for the slow care. Is it fair NO, but it goes on everywhere these days. Good luck to you and your husband! Sorry I just...
Board: Stroke 09-14-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: T.I.A concerns for another attack

You are right to be concerned! A TIA is nothing to ignore! I had 3 of them before my massive brain stem stroke last December.If I were you knowing what I do now I would pull out all the stops insist...
Board: Stroke 09-08-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Perfusion CT Scan

Whats real funny is even though they say they have never had a reaction, they still make you sign that release telling you there is a risk!. I guess I am lucky as I have had the dye 8 times with...
Board: Stroke 09-05-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: 6 months since Moms stroke

Sorry to hear about your Mothers condition!. We are not Doctors here on this site so we cant give you a medical opinion. I would talk to your Moms doctor and make him or her answer all your questions...
Board: Stroke 09-05-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,604
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: nose bleeds and stroke

For less conflict in the doctors office, may I suggest you just call the doctor on the phone before going to see him or her. This way you wont have to upset your husband, and the doctor will know...
Board: Stroke 09-04-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

"UPDATE" Its been a while, I am happy to report I am still improving! Its a slower improvement but noticeable!. The pins and needles numbness in my left arm and leg is now 80% gone and to tell you...
Board: Stroke 09-02-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,336
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Does anyone else feel like this

I had the hick ups from my brain stem stroke, I had these hick ups for 2 months post stroke!. I dont know what is worse the stroke or hick ups for 2 months 24 hours a day.
Board: Stroke 09-02-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Need help Regards stroke.

Sounds like a hypertensive stroke, the words mean he has had a hemorrhagic stroke (BLEED). This type of stroke is strongly related to high blood pressure. The amount of damage depends on the exact...
Board: Stroke 09-02-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,604
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: nose bleeds and stroke

I vote the ER ASAP!
Board: Stroke 08-31-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Will he survive???

As a stroke survivor I feel I can say this to you. The question you should be asking yourself is would your grandfather want to live with this damage? Don't take me wrong but if there is no quality...
Board: Stroke 08-30-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,833
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Not yet 3 months post stroke

I am 9 months post stroke and its just like you describe here. I just ignore it as life goes on!
Board: Stroke 08-28-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,604
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: nose bleeds and stroke

Plavax causes nose bleeds I get them from time to time
Board: Stroke 08-27-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Fatigue... normal?

Is Fatigue... normal? I will let you know after me daily nap!
Board: Stroke 08-26-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,446
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Returning to work after stroke

I had my brain stem stroke last December, I started driving my car at 35 days post stroke. I started working very part time 4-8 hours a week at 69 days. I still only work 1-2 days a week no more than...
Board: Stroke 08-23-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: HEALTHY 34 year old mom of 2 little kids... just had a stroke

I had TIAs 3 times before my major brain stem stroke. Its important to get stroke preventive treatment after having a TIA. You need to get with your doctor ASAP and check your cholesterol, blood...
Board: Stroke 08-16-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: 26 years old, healthy... just had TIA??

$300.00 sounds cheaper than a full blown stroke!. Please save up the money and get a appointment!. My stroke has cost me over $80,000!. and years off my life.
Board: Stroke 08-15-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Marriage and stroke do they survive together?

I just wondered as after a stroke many people change so much!. I could imagine it could be hard on a spouse. Everything changes fast and for good.
Board: Stroke 08-14-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By goldsworthy
Marriage and stroke do they survive together?

Stroke can be devastating to someones life, after a stroke you are no longer the person you used to be. This is very stressful to the stroke survivor as well as the care giver. I can imagine it must...
Board: Stroke 08-11-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 737
Posted By goldsworthy
Experimental stroke therapy helps Illinois senator

CHICAGO (AP) — Good luck and experimental therapy may have helped U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk recover more extensively than he would have with standard care after he suffered a stroke in January.

The...
Board: Stroke 08-10-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Perfusion CT Scan

In perfusion CT scanning, the patient's brain is scanned both with and without contrast. After initial scans without contrast, the patient is given an iodinated contrast material by IV administration...
Board: Stroke 08-09-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Massive Stroke

I had a brain stem stroke last December, My wife saw me stroke out and I was treated fast. Your fathers stroke sounds much worse than mine was. Remember if there is no quality of life there is no...
Board: Stroke 07-31-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: How important are visits to neurologist?

I am now 7 months post stroke and I have not seen a neurologist since my release from the hospital. I have only been seen by my personal GP doctor
Board: Stroke 07-30-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

Well, I wish my wife understood the tired thing with stroke. Whats funny is she is a 20+ year R.N. you would think she would understand. She thinks I am just lazy wanting to sleep all the time. She...
Board: Stroke 07-29-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

Not too much new to share at this time. I still am working and driving. My 1 remaining problem seems to be I get tired fast!, I find I have to lay down a hour or so each day. I dont allways sleep but...
Board: Stroke 07-16-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

I woke up this morning feeling better than I have since my stroke Dec. 4th. My pins and needles numbness in my left arm and leg are now about 90% gone!. I lifted a 75 pound bag of feed with my left...
Board: Stroke 07-12-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Reasoning with Dad

Please remember Time for recovery from stroke never runs out. It can go on for years to come. The improvements might slow down a bit but they do not end. It sounds like your Dad might be a little...
Board: Stroke 07-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

The most important thing I have learned is that unless we take the initiative ourselves, stroke survivors will almost inevitably become stroke victims. Sadly I have yet to meet a proactive medical...
Board: Stroke 07-08-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Working through grief

I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you;
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way which you...
Board: Stroke 07-07-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,840
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Is My Neurologist too Dramatic?

Sounds just like my brain stem stroke.
Board: Stroke 07-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

Well, my stroke recovery goes on!. I am noticing improvements every day and in every way. I am increasing my work hours to 40 this week.I am still driving a stick shift car each day. My vision is now...
Board: Stroke 07-06-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: psychological strokes?

psychological strokes? eeee I dont think so!
Board: Stroke 07-04-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,710
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

New followup scan done 6/15/12 report. Unenhanced intracranial MR angiography
is constructed from time -of-flight imaging there are no priors. There is a
small patent anterior communicating...
Board: Stroke 06-28-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,039
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: 7 months post stroke

recovery goes on far more than 1 year! it may slow down but you will continue to improve after more than 2 years and maybe 3.
Board: Stroke 06-25-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: Well the bad news came today

Although they cant repair my giant Fusion form Aneurysm, I have been doing some reading. I found out that large Fusion Form aneurysms such as mine rarely rupture. What will happen is the Aneurysm...
Board: Stroke 06-24-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,098
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: What happens to our intelligence when we survive a stroke?

The point is that there is life after stroke. I myself am surprised at my recovery progress. I had a bad brain stem stroke, within 2 months I was driving again, within 4 months my vision returned to...
Board: Stroke 06-24-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,098
Posted By goldsworthy
Re: What happens to our intelligence when we survive a stroke?

I got a Job delivering pizza! the boss knows about my stroke and still hired me. Its good rehab for me working around Pizza and the free pizza is a big bonus. I go home with a pocket full of cash...
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