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Board: Stroke 05-04-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 34 months

Hi Guyp!
Awesome news! So happy for you. Does this mean you no longer have the numbness or pain?!
Sign me up :-)

Iwamura
Board: Stroke 02-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 32 months

My palm side of hand, forearm to elbow, and thigh numbness. Under stress add facial cheek and lip numbness as well as heaviness in leg causing more prominent limp.
Board: Stroke 02-22-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 32 months

Hello guyp!
Thanks for the update. Great to hear from you. I'm really looking forward to learning about your progress with the new treatment. It's awesome that you have access to these resources!...
Board: Stroke 12-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Seasons Greetings

Thank you George! Merry Christmas to you and your family. It's always a pleasure hearing from you and encouraging all of us.

Happy New Year,
Iwamura
Board: Stroke 12-27-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Seasons Greetings

Thank you George! Merry Christmas to you and your family. It's always a pleasure hearing from you and encouraging all of us.

Happy New Year,
Iwamura
Board: Stroke 10-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 28 months

Hi guyp,
Good to hear from you! sorry to hear things are kinda rough. I am about the same....left hand, forearm, face, and thigh have numbness and pain. Stress and fatigue still seems to make...
Board: Stroke 07-23-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,421
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 25 months

Good to hear from you! I'm doing about the same. Hand numbness and pain grew to forearm. Also, thigh numbness and pain has grown to knee. My neurologist said it's not uncommon to have these types...
Board: Stroke 05-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Stroke and Combination Lock

Hi Casey,
I know what you mean! My desk is literally covered with post-it notes! I don't go to the grocery store without a list anymore. The little things that we never gave a second thought about...
Board: Stroke 05-14-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 23 months post stroke

Hello my friends.....good to hear from you guys. I'm at 23 months also. Right hand almost completely numb and hard to make a fist, right knee and inner thigh numb, right foot also. Kinda feel...
Board: Stroke 03-11-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 21 months

Congrats on the two weddings!

I have not found any relief for the numbness pain. I've tried several medications like lyric, neurotin, and cymbalta. I have not tried and do not want to try the...
Board: Stroke 02-06-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 19 months

Hello my friends!
I haven't posted in awhile but check in on everyone often.

I am approximately 19 months post stroke also. As far as my numbness and pain goes..... My entire right side was...
Board: Stroke 12-10-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 17 year old stroke survivor story + questions

You're. Welcome Adam.
I have had problems waking up every two hours and constantly worrying. I wouldnt say that is normal but common for stroke victims. How can you not worry, ya know? I am now...
Board: Stroke 12-10-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 17 year old stroke survivor story + questions

Hi Adam,
Sorry to hear you've had a stroke. I can certainly relate to the anxiety and fatigue. I am 18 month post stoke and blessed that I am able to function and take care of myself.

Besides...
Board: Stroke 11-25-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 17 months

Hello guyp,
Thank you for the update. Although everything is not always fine and dandy I am grateful to hear from you. I hope today will be a better day.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your...
Board: Stroke 10-09-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 15 and 1/2 months

Hi guyp!
Thanks for making me laugh! Haha
I'm glad you're having a better day.

All smiles,
Iwamura
Board: Stroke 10-02-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 15 and 1/2 months

Hi guyp.....sorry to hear that. Do you have pain with ur numbness?
Board: Stroke 09-30-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Aggressive Husband After Stroke

Js54, you are right! It is the brain trauma that causes "most" of the personality changes but it hard for me to realize or admit it. I always seem to blame it on my meds.

Thanks for your...
Board: Stroke 09-26-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Aggressive Husband After Stroke

I am a stroke survivor and I have experienced aggressive personality. I believe mine was 99% med related and 1% angry and scared from the stroke. Or just exhausted and not feeling good. At first I...
Board: Stroke 09-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 15 months and on a roll

This is awesome news! Very happy for you!
Board: Stroke 09-04-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By Iwamura
Re: my daddy had a massive stroke aug 10, 2013

Dear Suzanne, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I pray for you and your family. It makes me feel so proud for you that you were right there beside your daddy believing and hoping!
...
Board: Stroke 08-20-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Iwamura
Re: TIA 6 days ago...

Hope you're doing well today. I had deep left brain TIA. At the time of stroke I passed all the physical stroke exams except the MRI(14 months ago) I was able to walk, talk, swallow, etc with no...
Board: Stroke 08-15-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Conversion Disorder and depression

Hi Susan,
I haven't heard of that terminology (conversion disorder depression) but I can tell you that while I was in PT/OT there were days that i just wanted to give up. I did have bouts of...
Board: Stroke 08-15-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 14 months

Hello Guyp, good to hear from you. Where are you having the sensitivity? Is it constant or comes and goes? I just realized I'm working longer hours cause it takes me longer to do what I use to do...
Board: Stroke 08-14-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By Iwamura
Re: my daddy had a massive stroke aug 10, 2013

Welcome to the group! I hope you find comfort here like I did 14 months ago. I will tell you it is a blessing to have family and friends who care. I KNOW it is not an easy ride as a stroke patient...
Board: Stroke 08-08-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Numbness and pain question

Hi Shug,
Thank you for the reply. It definitely helps to share our experiences. I am at 14 months post stroke. I am so thankful I am still able to use my limbs and take care of myself AND to...
Board: Stroke 08-08-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Numbness and pain question

Hi George,
The only thing my neurologist says is thalamic strokes are very difficult to treat. When it gets unbearable they have tried several meds such as cymbalta, lyrica, neurotin. None have...
Board: Stroke 08-07-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Iwamura
Numbness and pain question

Hello my fellow survivors!
Stressful long days at work brings on noticeable increased numbness and pain. I've noticed that I have certain areas of my right leg that hurts, some spots are numb, and...
Board: Stroke 07-25-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 13 months plus

Hi guyp! Thank you for continuing to update us! I am so very happy to hear your family has noticed a change. That is huge even though we might be taking baby steps in our healing. I admire your...
Board: Stroke 07-25-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 13 months plus

Hi guyp! Thank you for continuing to update us! I am so very happy to hear your family has noticed a change. That is huge even though we might be taking baby steps in our healing. I admire your...
Board: Stroke 07-09-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Iwamura
Re: sleeping after a stroke

Yes, i slept a lot also. It's been one year and one month and I still get very tired. Good luck with your healing.
Board: Stroke 06-24-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Dating a Stroke victim

Wow....tough question.
I am a survivor and of course my initial answer is SURE I would but that is a bias answer. I can only tell you to follow your heart. yes, it is a risk and trust me we worry...
Board: Stroke 06-24-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,636
Posted By Iwamura
Re: My Stroke

Hello all!
Just an update hoping to help others searching for info just like I was 1 year and 20 days ago.

I have gone through different stages of healing during the past year. From the onset of...
Board: Stroke 06-09-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Iwamura
Re: a question about the brain

Are you referring to the thalamus?
Board: Stroke 05-23-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Iwamura
Re: New here...just think this is the group with the answers...not the doctors

Hello daughter and welcome. First of all, I applaud you for offering to take your parents in. That is special and I admire you for that!

It has been almost 1 year since my stroke. I am glad...
Board: Stroke 05-23-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 11 months and I am still learning

Totally understand...hope you're having a blessed day.
Board: Stroke 05-19-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 11 months and I am still learning

Yes, I'd describe it as buzzing also. Hope you're doing well today.
Board: Stroke 05-14-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 11 months and I am still learning

Thanks for the update guyp! Really good to hear from you and that the numbness might be subsiding a bit.

I have been feeling the heaviness also. The ringing in my ears seems worse lately. I...
Board: Stroke 05-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 10 months post stroke and new doctor therapy

Amen to that! I am thankful too!
Board: Stroke 04-24-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 10 months post stroke and new doctor therapy

Anxiously waiting for your update today.....
Board: Stroke 04-22-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 10 months post stroke and new doctor therapy

I am really excited for you! Have you had any therapy before now?
Board: Stroke 03-29-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 9.5 months post stroke

Good luck guyp! I'm excited for you!
Board: Stroke 03-20-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Thanks and Prayers for Cactus Al

Praying for you Al........
Board: Stroke 03-19-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 9 months post stroke

Hello guyp! It's been awhile since I've replied on here but I do keep up with everyone on here daily. I just haven't felt like posting. You know i have always commented on our similarities and...
Board: Stroke 02-06-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Iwamura
Work & Stress

At work today I was put in a very stressful situation that I use to be able to handle with no problem. Since my stroke (June 2012) I have managed to avoid large crowds and have sorta been very low...
Board: Stroke 01-26-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 7 Months post stroke

Guyp, my numbness came in place of the tingling and hypersensitivity. I did not have the pain and tightness at the beginning. I am trying to be positive and not worry or think something else is...
Board: Stroke 01-23-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 7 Months post stroke

guyp, my leg and hand is hurting so bad today. :-(
I hope you are having a better day and managing the pain. It's overwhelmingly unnerving, isn't it?

I haven't been to therapy in almost a...
Board: Stroke 01-16-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 7 Months post stroke

Guyp, thanks for the update! Glad you are managing. Do you realize how exciting it is to see updates from our supporters?! Or is it just me being emotional and sensitive? :-) It really makes me...
Board: Stroke 01-13-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,192
Posted By Iwamura
re: Recent stroke and carotid endarterectomy - will the symptoms go away?

Hello sue and welcome to the board. We all know how scared a stroke can be. This site has been a blessing for me and i hope you find it to be helpful for you. How are you doing???

Iwamura
Board: Stroke 01-08-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Mom just had some mini strokes - terrified daughter needing advice!

So sorry to hear about your mother. I hope that she will regain herself soon. I know this is a very difficult time and I pray for your strength.

Be wishes and prayers sent.

Iwamura
Board: Stroke 01-08-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,636
Posted By Iwamura
Re: My Stroke

Happy New Year!

Today I am doing good....not great but good! I have so much to be thankful for.

Just a couple updates: with the help of Lipitor and diet changes I have lowered my total...
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