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Board: Stroke 01-12-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By tinam7
Re: Stroke At Age 30

Stress is a huge factor and yet not identified regularly. The unforgettable example for me is my brother. Prior to his first stroke he had cared for his dying wife 24/7 for a year. He suffered stroke...
Board: Stroke 01-11-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By tinam7
Re: trying to find some answers to my hearing problems.

Stroke affects anything, any aspect of us. So I suddenly developed tinnitus, only in that right ear (right side damage). Went to the ENT, no infection, thank goodness, slight hearing loss. Can deal...
Board: Stroke 01-09-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By tinam7
Re: trying to find some answers to my hearing problems.

This sounds so good. The elliptical is excellent and 10 minutes is fine. The good days do indeed increase. The professionals ought to ask us how long we continue to make progress. We could tell them,...
Board: Stroke 01-09-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,637
Posted By tinam7
Re: My Stroke

This is all really such good news. Can you maybe consult with a PT to come up with exercises to help with leg and arm? Sometimes just distracting ourself can make a difference. I get odd sensations...
Board: Stroke 01-05-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By tinam7
Re: New here-mom had stroke 1/1 w/ heart issues?

Welcome to our group of stroke survivors. So sorry about hour mom. I can relate as I am not far behind in age. My daughter is thousands of miles away.

Your mom will be a survivor too. It is very...
Board: Stroke 01-02-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By tinam7
Re: Post Stroke Options for a parent

Great post from Janet. This is the sort of nightmare that keeps me up: I am the old parent here and son and daughter are far away.

I also have the knowledge of my brother when stroke hit him. He...
Board: Stroke 01-01-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,061
Posted By tinam7
Re: confused

Yes, Allen, enthusiasm is the word for 2013. It is precisely what my brother never recovered and he did not make it. That will not happen to any of us. My dream is to maybe leave a legacy so that he...
Board: Stroke 12-31-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By tinam7
Re: New Year, new life...

Janet, you are one triumphant survivor of so much, an example to all of us. On top of that you are a gem of a lady. If I ever visit your area (son is outside of San Diego) you may have to put up with...
Board: Stroke 12-31-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,061
Posted By tinam7
Re: confused

Al, am convinced you will walk better and better and neuropathy will improve too, just as it will be sunny again. We often get your weather systems that turn into snow. I'm in CO. Lived in southern...
Board: Stroke 12-31-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By tinam7
Re: Coming up on 8 years...

True, that fatigue factor returns. But is it quite as bad? As often? For myself I can say No to both questions. The days can vary, to be sure, but I know good days will follow the bad.

So sorry...
Board: Stroke 12-30-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,061
Posted By tinam7
Re: confused

Mulchie, you are such a joy. Happy New Year to you and your family. We expect to have a banner 2013 together.

I can never give enough thanks and pay enough homage to any vet. Husband's oldest...
Board: Stroke 12-29-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,061
Posted By tinam7
Re: confused

A beautiful post Allen, from a beautiful spirit. The injured vets are heartbreaking, the tragedy of war.

You have wonderful values which inspire all of us. Just curious: did you have the stroke in...
Board: Stroke 12-29-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By tinam7
Re: Left side paralysis and a nursing home fate

Will try again because I can so relate to this terrifying crossroads and the distance matter. Believe a mistake was made with my brother (not going home) though I don't blame anyone. Was too far...
Board: Stroke 12-28-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By tinam7
Re: Left side paralysis and a nursing home fate

I've tried to post to this thread a couple of times but don't know where they disappear to. May try again at a later time.
Board: Stroke 12-28-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,061
Posted By tinam7
Re: confused

Hi Allen,

I've read your posts trying to absorb the reality of all you've had to deal with, so much, such hardships and here you are walking in to your doctor. Wonderful news. This is a harbinger...
Board: Stroke 12-28-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By tinam7
Re: trying to find some answers to my hearing problems.

Echo everything Mulchie says here. It is like a roller coaster, one day up, the next down. But the overall direction is up, if ever so slowly.

We must do battle every day, never give up. Today I'm...
Board: Stroke 12-24-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By tinam7
Re: Tia??

Thank you for sharing this. We can learn much from each other.

TIA's are so mysterious, present in strange, sometimes bizarre ways and generally do not show up on tests. Never heard of visual...
Board: Stroke 12-20-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,135
Posted By tinam7
Re: Grandma, Hemmorragic Stroke 80 years old..have questions!

I am so sorry to say that this is the nightmare of stroke. It was my brother's nightmare, his daughter's, and mine from a distance. His aid told me how he screamed with a catheter, so very painful...
Board: Stroke 12-20-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Tia
Views: 505
Posted By tinam7
Re: Tia

We know how distressing this is, so we sure feel for you and your father. I know from my brother's experience that TIA's do not show up on tests.

Here is what I wish I had done that might have...
Board: Stroke 12-19-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By tinam7
Re: Coming up on 8 years......

8 years is a great success. You want to praise yourself every day for this big achievement. Your children were so young, I think, and how hard that must have been. At least mine are grown and on...
Board: Stroke 12-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
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: 522
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 12-15-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By tinam7
Re: Keppra -- Getting Off Of It

The fatigue factor is a common thread, difficult for others to relate to. But it does get better, slowly but surely.

And, believe it or not, your new self may be even better than the old self. I...
Board: Stroke 12-14-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By tinam7
Re: Keppra -- Getting Off Of It

The shock of one moment to the next can be traumatizing. We sure feel for you. You have accomplished so much in a short time. Instead of rage and anxiety and any other negative feelings, try to turn...
Board: Stroke 12-13-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By tinam7
Re: Five months and three weeks post stroke

Hope I did not offend you, goldsworthy, or anyone re pills. I happen to be a total contrarian, in fact refused to even go anywhere when the _ _ _ _ thing struck, now a few days short of 2 years ago....
Board: Stroke 12-12-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By tinam7
Re: Five months and three weeks post stroke

We are a pill popping culture. If it works, why not?
Board: Stroke 12-12-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By tinam7
Re: worried and anxious about my Dad - help

What wonderful signs from your dad. His spirit, his determination will bring magical results. But always remember patience so he does not get discouraged. Recovery takes time.

Cards are great....
Board: Stroke 12-12-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By tinam7
Re: Five months and three weeks post stroke

In my view stress is our very worst enemy. But we can train ourselves to de-stress. Every day I devote at least a half hour, two 15 minute sessions, am and pm, to sitting still, breathing slowly,...
Board: Stroke 12-11-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By tinam7
Re: worried and anxious about my Dad - help

Hi Lindsey,

Oh, our heart goes out to you. Are there any suggestions as to why he's had so many? My brother also had many TIA's and 3 strokes (that I know of, there may have been more).

Latch...
Board: Stroke 12-11-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,061
Posted By tinam7
Re: confused

Also want to echo what others have posted: to praise you and thank you for your service to our country. Whatever we may say can never be enough.

Join us and you become part of stroke fighters par...
Board: Stroke 12-09-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
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: 2,637
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 12-08-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By tinam7
Re: Newbie Intro

This is interesting information, thank you for sharing it.

What I am wondering is whether you have had any permanent damage and whether preventative medication may be helpful. Appreciate your...
Board: Stroke 12-07-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,637
Posted By tinam7
Re: My Stroke

OK, that settles it: it is time to emerge the people we really are. Tell the Boss off, for one thing, teach others a thing or two. Stand up for ourselves, speak up for ourselves, do what suits us...
Board: Stroke 12-06-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,637
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By tinam7
Re: My first year anniversary!

Congratulations. Dec. 19 is my 2nd year anniversary. All of December is celebrity month. It is Beethoven's birthday month (Dec. 16) so I'm doing yoga like mad to the Moonlight Sonata.

Fatigue is...
Board: Stroke 12-05-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,637
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: 1,760
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 12-02-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By tinam7
Re: Family History of Brain Hemorrhages

Welcome to our caring community of stroke survivors. So sorry for your father's and family's connection to this misery of stroke.

I personally believe that genetics play a role, but I believe even...
Board: Stroke 11-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By tinam7
Re: my dad's stroke

Sorry to say stroke does its work on us for life, or so it seems to me. Can we ever forget it? For your dad it is very, very early to make any assessments beyond experiencing the initial shock it...
Board: Stroke 11-28-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
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 11-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By tinam7
Re: I found my mother 8 hours after stroke

We are so very sorry for this terrible blow to your mother and you. But you can both have your hope up because the brain itself has wonderful ways of healing itself, regardless of timing of...
Board: Stroke 11-26-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By tinam7
Re: Five month plus

Thank you Mulchie, that is so dear of you. Wish it were true, some of it is, and the rest we all work at together.

It is wonderful to come here and share our struggles, our experiences. Am very...
Board: Stroke 11-25-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By tinam7
Re: significant stroke at 20 y/o

Sorry you've had to join this group at such a young age. Truth is that stroke is a grand mystery (so I think). It strikes at any age for any reason known or unknown.

But our brain is a miraculous...
Board: Stroke 11-25-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
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: 1,760
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 11-25-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,780
Posted By tinam7
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

That's such great news. We are cheering with you. Keep us posted.
Board: Stroke 11-23-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
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 11-22-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By tinam7
Re: Five month plus

Good news from your doctor. The rest will improve. My elbow hurts in the morning and eases as the day progresses. We do a toe stretch in yoga I like: sitting on bent knees, on heels of feet, toes...
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