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Board: Stroke 04-18-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By max55
Re: Over dosed with anti-hypertensive drugs?

I do know that 115/76 is pretty good. That's great actually.

Kind of sounds like they already did all the tests. Must have been detailed blood work to put him on all those. Like ladybud wrote once...
Board: Stroke 04-18-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,793
Posted By max55
Re: Recurring stroke dreams

I don't even remember my real one. I live alone so I could have blacked out and not known it or it happened in my sleep. I think I had 2 a few days apart but cant remember either one. The ist one...
Board: Stroke 04-17-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By max55
Re: Stroke and scared

sounds like you need another doctor. heck of a thing to say to someone and just send them out. I heard if you are older 70+ or so they can just write it off to old age and send you on your way. I...
Board: Stroke 03-18-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By max55
Re: Stroke Survivor

That good that you followed up with the Hematologist, they know what to test for. My tests did not come back so clean and I am on blood thinners ( Warfine) for the rest of my life or until they...
Board: Smoking Cessation 03-13-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By max55
Re: I Need Some Encouragement to Quit Smoking

The secret to stop smoking is to stop smoking. Do it now. Do not set a quit date just do it now. make you last cig your last cig. its going to be painful but well worth it and it wont be as bad as...
Board: Stroke 03-13-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By max55
Re: No Answers

You defiantly have to take charge and manage your own health care because no one else is going to do it. Don't blame things on doctors, if you are not satisfied with yours then find a new one. I had...
Board: Stroke 03-07-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By max55
Re: FYI I ain't dead yet - you old timers and newbies

Tim - You helped me out a lot when I had mine back in April 2011 when I was very anxious about having another one back then. Glad to hear you are doing better.
Board: Smoking Cessation 01-10-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By max55
Re: I quit nearly 2 years ago, but ....

Were you starting to have the health issues when you quit? is that part of why you quit? I am no Doctor but I am pretty confident that quitting smoking did not bring on the issues. Perhaps if not...
Board: Smoking Cessation 01-10-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By max55
Re: Quitting smoking... this time for real

Good luck - how is it going? I quit in April 2011. You can do it to!!!
Board: Smoking Cessation 08-09-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,448
Posted By max55
Re: Looking for Advice on Day 33

I know, I never realized how offensive I really was to other people when I smoked.

Like what WoodsWalker wrote it is kind of like losing an old friend. They used to run those anti-smoking...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 08-08-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,254
Posted By max55
Re: Boyfriend doesn't want sex.

Odds are its not you. Matter of fact I am 99% sure its not you as you have not changed at all - have you?

I am actually having the same problem with my girlfriend. We have been seeing each other...
Board: Smoking Cessation 08-08-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By max55
Re: how long does this last ? ?

I think it all depends on how much you smoked and for how long. I smoked for 30 years and about a pack a day more or less. I quit April 2011 and by Aug 2011 I was still missing it but not as much. I...
Board: Smoking Cessation 08-08-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,448
Posted By max55
Re: Looking for Advice on Day 33

I went cold turkey on April 13 2011.

Anxiety was a big part of it. Not so much craving to smoke but rather the anxiety is what I most remember, racing thoughts being a part of it. Stick with it ...
Board: Smoking Cessation 04-18-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By max55
Re: One year clean

Thanks. Its not been easy but the benefits have been great.
Board: Smoking Cessation 04-11-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By max55
Re: celebrating ONE WEEK !!

Great work. Thats how I did it - cold turkey. I started exercising a lot more and I still took breaks out on my balcony, just had decaff coffee instead of a cig.
Board: Smoking Cessation 04-11-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By max55
Re: Cutting down

Wow thats pretty good. You went from 45 to 8? How could that not be good?

I was about a pack a day smoker and cutting down never worked for me. But if its working for you then its better than...
Board: Smoking Cessation 04-11-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By max55
One year clean

Woo hoo. April 13th 2011 was my quit date. Hard to believe its been a year. Heath issues kind of forced it on - went from over a pack a day to nothing.

I still do miss it a lot sometimes but no...
Board: Stroke 04-11-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By max55
Re: My Hell

Hi David, well - you are on the right track in seeing the neurologist. Its probably not a stroke but sounds like there is definitively something going on there.
Board: Stroke 04-10-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By max55
Re: My Hell

Hi David. My Stroke was a year ago and they did the MRI a couple of days after the ct scan all while I was in the hospital. When I was ist having trouble I went to my doctor and he admitted me into...
Board: Stroke 04-09-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,135
Posted By max55
Re: Worried about my symptons

One thing I have learned is how hard it is to self diagnose. You never seem to find what you are looking for and the answers you do find are too vague to be of any use.

Hope your Dr visit went...
Board: Stroke 04-09-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,626
Posted By max55
Re: Managing our weight and nutrition

Gosh that's a good one. I have gained about 15 pounds over the year since mine but I did manage to quit smoking so the net health gain has been positive.

I recall hearing something on the radio...
Board: Stroke 04-09-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By max55
Re: My Hell

Hi, sorry to hear. My stroke was not detected in a ct scan, they needed an MRI to find it.

You know something is wrong - I would insist on getting the proper treatment. Good luck and God bless.
Board: Stroke 10-08-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,105
Posted By max55
Re: Left side numbness - burning sensation

Sorry to hear that. Common thing for people to use denial as way to cope with things. Nothing about your stroke sounds very minor or small. Perhaps take him with you on your next doc appt?
Board: Stroke 10-08-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,271
Posted By max55
Re: Still getting wierd dizzy spells, 6 months after stroke?

I can totally relate and know exactly what that feels like. I had my stroke last April and still have residual light headed feelings that I used to blame on my BP meds until a Doc told me that its...
Board: Stroke 10-08-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By max55
Re: The neurologist said

Hi, What State are you in? Age?

Maybe someone can suggest something or some of us can search around for where you can get some more help. I know budgets are tight but there has to be more out...
Board: Stroke 09-21-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By max55
Mystery Solved

Its a rare genetic condition that reduces the ability to break down blood clots. And I have it. Finally went to the Hemotologist and they found it.
Now I have added the blood thinner Coumadin to my...
Board: Stroke 09-21-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,160
Posted By max55
Re: Prayers for Janet - writeleft

I am sorry to hear.
Board: Stroke 09-04-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,978
Posted By max55
Re: My Mother Never Recovered from her stroke

My Grandfather never recovered from his, he had his when he was 60. I have been thinking about that a lot since I had mine. It was so long ago that no one knows or remembers exactly what was going on...
Board: Stroke 09-04-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Posted By max55
Re: Stroke

Hi, did you mean 2010 or just recently in 2011?

Mine was 4 months ago but it was not nearly as bad as most on here. As far as fear of another. I would say - we know how we got it? - what risk...
Board: Stroke 07-24-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Posted By max55
Re: new to this sight ...started reading and loved the possitive impact it seems to g

Hi and Welcome here. Sorry you had to go through all that. I don't know about the tingling but given that they knew what it was and the word repair was in there I would imagine its a good thing.
Board: Stroke 07-11-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,081
Posted By max55
Re: Back In Hospital....

Hello All.

Hospital Stories... hmmm. I had ok roomates, the 2nd guy must have had real good insurance because some staff member was seemingly always walking in to see him - and past my bed. Felt...
Board: Stroke 07-05-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,081
Posted By max55
Re: Back In Hospital....

Exactly. I have not had any incidents myself but it seemed like every little thing I was noticing where I would not have noticed it before.
Board: Stroke 07-04-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By max55
Re: Mini Stroke

I third that. Please get it checked out.
Board: Stroke 07-02-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,444
Posted By max55
Re: Brain Stem Stroke Survivor

Hi, It really does take a lot out of you. I went back to work only after a couple of weeks because I had to. I did not have very good disability ins and could not afford not to. Besides the Doctors...
Board: Stroke 06-22-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,897
Posted By max55
Re: Stroke w/ no physical evidence on scans

I don't know. Mine did not show up on a ct but did on an MRI. I was under the impression when i was waiting my turn for the MRI machine that it would be definitive. Then again none of us are doctors...
Board: Stroke 06-22-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,913
Posted By max55
Re: Hello.

Nice to meet you Rosalind
Board: Stroke 06-22-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,179
Posted By max55
Re: Hello My Friends Again

I am glad you are feeling better. I can only imagine how sore you must have been.
Board: Stroke 06-22-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,897
Posted By max55
Re: Stroke w/ no physical evidence on scans

Yes I looked up Chiari Malformation type 1. too and it looks like it can affect the same areas as a stroke. Perhaps your condition was aggravated for some reason? At any rate I hope you feel better...
Board: Stroke 06-21-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,179
Posted By max55
Re: Hello My Friends Again

Hey Tim. I am very glad to hear that you did not suffer while it was happening. I guess if something is to happen then blacking out through it is the way to go as long as someone is there to help....
Board: Stroke 06-21-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,913
Posted By max55
Re: Hello.

Hang in there friend things will get better.
Board: Stroke 06-19-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By max55
Re: Help on any similarities in syptoms

Hi I am sorry to hear about your condition. I was only 45 when I had a more minor brainstem stroke. It was due to high bp, low good cholesterol and smoking.

You don't have to strain yourself just...
Board: Stroke 06-18-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,133
Posted By max55
Re: Thoughts and prayers for Tim - positive cynic

Welcome back Tim. Great to hear from you again.
Board: Stroke 06-16-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Hi
Views: 802
Posted By max55
Re: Hi

Thanks Janet. Actually I did not mean to complain - lol. I am doing pretty good and have come to accept my stroke. I am lucky enough to be almost where I was before which I am very gratefull for....
Board: Stroke 06-16-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,133
Posted By max55
Re: Thoughts and prayers for Tim - positive cynic

He has helped me a lot. Especially when I used to worry about another stroke, he knew just what to say.
Board: Stroke 06-16-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,050
Posted By max55
Re: 31 year old husband had a stroke

i am very sorry to hear that, such a young age. Did they figure out what caused it? I would say that's the main thing so if there is something that may cause another they can treat it.
Board: Stroke 06-16-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Hi
Views: 802
Posted By max55
Re: Hi

Hi Janet. Feeling different - sleeping a lot more, my coordination is off. For example I can do stairs pretty good but I sometimes get the willies like on the thought of accidentally dropping my...
Board: Stroke 06-15-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Hi
Views: 802
Posted By max55
Hi

Just checking in to see how everyone is and for any news on Tim. I do still read the forum but cannot offer any real advice in the more serious threads in here.

I have been doing pretty good, how...
Board: Stroke 06-09-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,767
Posted By max55
Re: I am having what may be mini strokes.

Exactly, that's great advice and what I have learned too. Really have to take control over your own health care.
Board: Stroke 06-09-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,133
Posted By max55
Re: Thougths and prayers for Tim - positive cynic

Oh wow, that is terrible. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Tim.

Just does not seem the same around here. Any idea how long he will be out for?
Board: Stroke 05-27-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By max55
Re: The Positive Things About A Stroke

Hello all. Interesting thread. I got lucky with the mental aspects - at least so far I seem to have not lost much. Main thing I think about is how much worse it could have been and also how much my...
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