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Board: Stroke 08-07-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Question about Post Stroke Epilepsy

Hi Q28 and welcome. yes it is true that epilepsy (epi) can be a side effect of a stroke. My nuerologist told me about 5 to 10% if stroke survivors will get it. I got epi about a year after my stroke....
Board: Stroke 03-29-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: At a loss of what to think or believe.

Lisa,
I am so sorry to hear your struggles. I will try and help as much as I can, but realize that everything I say are just my opinions and things I have learned since my stroke (Jan. 2010). I too...
Board: Stroke 03-23-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Lots of sleep 8 days after stroke

psnell, I don't know why this copied (my mistake)
I can't add much to what growag. has said. I was fairly young after my stroke (51) and slept quite a bit. I tried to fight the sleep because I...
Board: Stroke 03-23-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Lots of sleep 8 days after stroke

psnell,
I can't add much to what growa. has said. I was fairly young after my stroke (51) and slept quite a bit. I tried to fight the sleep because I thought I was losing time or something like that...
Board: Stroke 03-20-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Hallucinations and Stoke

Hi Lisa,
I can say that you hearing noises is normal, especially in the first few months after a stroke. The first time I went to a neurologist after my stroke I told him I heard noises. When I was...
Board: Stroke 03-16-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Well my ex is getting remarried tomorrow.....

Hi Alberta,
You can move on even though it may not seem like it right now. This can be a blessing to you if you look at it differently. Every big change in our lives are a time to grow mentally and...
Board: Stroke 03-11-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Stroke Massive

Welcome Loretta,
I agree 100% with Allen and GG (growagoard). Very good advice. I had a major stroke in 2010 and I understand that the doctors don't seem to help much. I don't know why, but my hunch...
Board: Stroke 03-09-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: will these bad days ever end

Hi sunnysouth,
I am sorry about your hearing and music situation. I am a musician and have been my whole life. After my stroke, I was riding home from the hospital and my wife turned on the radio. I...
Board: Stroke 03-09-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: FYI I ain't dead yet - you old timers and newbies

Hi Alberta, Max, coupe and survival sue! It is wonderful to hear from all of you again. I hope to be here again as much as I can...I can never forget the support and my recovery that all started...
Board: Stroke 03-03-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Positive Cynic
FYI I ain't dead yet - you old timers and newbies

Howdy partners,
It has been almost a year since my last post and it has been such a journey, it is hard to express. For those that don't know me... I had a major stroke on Jan. 8, 2010. My left...
Board: Stroke 07-18-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,994
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: A Stroke Survivor's Prayer

Hello and God Bless.
This is Tim... I just wanted to say Welcome to all of the newbies here. I wanted to put this prayer at the top of the board again in case some one has missed it.

I personally...
Board: Stroke 07-13-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Reasoning with Dad

Brinsy,
Hi, this is Tim. I hope you know that we here know EXACTLY what you are going through and what your Dad is going through. What goldsworhty and Mulchie wrote I agree 100% to everything they...
Board: Stroke 07-13-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Reasoning with Dad

Brinsy,
Hi, this is Tim. I hope you know that we here know EXACTLY what you are going through and what your Dad is going through. What goldsworhty and Mulchie wrote I agree 100% to everything they...
Board: Transplants 07-05-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,447
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: C.O.P.D.-Lung Transplant-talk to someone who has gone through transplant process

Hi Steve, My name is Lori and I am signed on under a friend who saw your letter. He knows that I have had a double lung transplant. I am 15 months out and by the way, I live in Butler PA so you are...
Board: Stroke 07-01-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,994
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: A Stroke Survivor's Prayer

Hello Blessid,
Don't thank me - Thank YOU! I would be honored for you to use that prayer for any reason that it may help others. Spreading the prayer around to other stroke sufferers is why it is...
Board: Stroke 06-29-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,154
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: My Husband had stroke 5 weeks after we married aged 29

SoggyFish,
Hello and welcome to the board. This is a very sad story. I feel very sorry for you and your husband. Just so you know, I had a major stroke in Jan. 2010. I relate to both of you quite...
Board: Stroke 06-26-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Well the bad news came today

That is great news goldworthy. I am very happy for you. Hopefully it eases your worries for awhile. Keep up your great attitude because I believe it is 50% of our recovery. And also don't forget that...
Board: Stroke 06-24-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,994
Posted By Positive Cynic
A Stroke Survivor's Prayer

A Stroke Survivorís Prayer

My Heavenly Father

I thank you for this day
I thank you for my life
I thank you for being a
Forgiving and understanding God

Forgive me for the anger I have...
Board: Stroke 06-24-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,520
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: What happens to our intelligence when we survive a stroke?

Hello Marie,
Welcome back. I have not introduced myself to you yet and I apologize for that. I have been very busy the last few months and was not able to write here as much as I have liked to. Just...
Board: Stroke 06-23-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,641
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Heart rate

Hi jlh1,
Great to hear from you again. Don't worry, your post makes perfect sense. Sorry you are having other issues. I personally have not had low heart rate. But I am not surprised though. I have...
Board: Stroke 06-23-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: EXPRESSIVE Aphasia or MORE?

Hi Sandy,
I know you are trying to figure out this aphasia business with your hubby. I will give you my 2 cents from my experience. Every one of your points is exactly what happened to me.

First,...
Board: Stroke 06-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Those with Aphasia ?

Great job Sandy! It sounds like you two are off to a great start. Everything will slowly improve. Just keep up with your good attitudes - that is half of the battle.

God Bless,
Tim :)
Board: Stroke 06-22-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Those with Aphasia ?

Hello Sandy,
And welcome to the board. Please forgive me for not getting back to you sooner. As a matter of fact, I saw this post last night and wanted to respond, but it was almost 11:00 p.m. and I...
Board: Stroke 06-21-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,832
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Recurring stroke dreams

Hello Janet,
I too have stroke dreams. The dreams are not that I am having another stroke, but the dreams are how I am now as a stroke survivor. For instance, if I dream I am at a store in a...
Board: Stroke 06-20-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Well the bad news came today

goldsworthy,
I am so sorry to hear that news. My heart goes out to you and your wife and family. Please don't forget to ask some other opinions if you haven't already. I have found (especially in...
Board: Stroke 06-19-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Stroke at 24

Hi hbrooke,
It's Tim again. I was just checking in and see how you are doing? I hope all is as well as it can be for you right now. Please let us know what is going on with you. You have many...
Board: Stroke 06-19-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,922
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Well, I AM BACK!

goldsworthy,
thank you for the wonderful letter. I am sure that it will help many newbies here and there loved ones and a wonderful reminder to us "old timers" of what we have been through and what...
Board: Stroke 06-19-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Silent stroke

Hello Jerusalem and welcome.
When you said you had a "silent stroke", it was probably a TIA (transient ischemic attack). TIAs and strokes cause the same symptoms, such as paralysis (opposite side...
Board: Stroke 06-15-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Stroke at 24

hbrooke,
Your stress and panic attacks at your new job are not a surprise to me at all. You are right, when you said you went back to work too soon. I totally understand your reasons for wanting to...
Board: Stroke 06-14-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Stroke at 24

Hi hbrooke and welcome to the board.

I am sorry you had a stroke, especially at your young age. But I would like to encourage you and know that everything you wrote here is very normal to stroke...
Board: Stroke 06-11-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By Positive Cynic
Happiness :-)

Hello all of my stroke survivor friends!!!

Yes 'tis me - your long lost amigo. I apologize for such a long absence, but you that know me, know that it must be something serious for me to be gone...
Board: Stroke 05-09-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,958
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: question about confusion and short term memory?

Hello jhl1!
Tim here :) I wanted to say a personal thank you from me to you. I was so moved that you commented on my problem and you are a newbie and don't know me at all. So I want to try and help...
Board: Stroke 05-08-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,846
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Our friend positive cynic in need of prayers and support

Thank you all so very much. My struggle is emotional and the way I have been hurt from my closest people. The truth that happened to me is surreal. The tests God are giving me, continue. But I will...
Board: Stroke 04-20-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,284
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: My Hell

Hey David,
Believe it or not, your crying will pass.right after my stroke, maybe it was 2 months and I started crying uncontrollable. I mean I could see a dog on the TV and start weeping. My wife...
Board: Stroke 04-14-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,284
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: My Hell

I am just saying hello. I went to the forum and the reads said 666. so I wanted to erase that as soon a possible. ha ha.
I hope you day i going well my friend.
God Bless you,
Tim :)
Board: Stroke 04-13-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,284
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: My Hell

Hey Buddy,
I will say for the whole forum. It is our pleasure to help you, if we possible can. Here is the cool thing David. You are not alone!!!!!

You have so many friend here. I will never...
Board: Stroke 04-13-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,284
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: My Hell

thanks coupe, nice to here you again :)

Yes the cymbalta is a bad, bad think. I don't know what it supposed to do even? this was way before my stroke.

I dumb *** doctor asked if I was...
Board: Stroke 04-12-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,284
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: My Hell

Sorry Bro,
There No Hell buddy. I am in the helaling of a long thing wih another 't hospital 53 years olsd woryy (for exapmt, sttore, cancer epilepsy, blood batheriia fursion . there is no Hell....
Board: Stroke 04-05-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Help please

Hi cloud.
I am so sorry to hear about your problem. I know from a lot of experience that most doctors don't understand our brain problems. If you had only one TIA. It is nothing to worry about for...
Board: Stroke 03-19-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,865
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Drop Foot

Thanks everyone for your responses. It really helped me. Not only that, but it helped me from a trip to the hospital :cool:

My wife and I didn't know what it was because it was so sudden. And...
Board: Stroke 03-17-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,865
Posted By Positive Cynic
Drop Foot

Hello my good friends,
I know that a lot of you stroke survivors have drop foot. So I have a couple questions about it. The main thing is, is it painful?

I ask because this morning I woke up and...
Board: Epilepsy 03-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,544
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: black out seizures

NO! I don't "like" Keppra! But let me give you some background, because my seizures I am sure are totally different than yours. But so more that you understand my responses for you. In 2010 I had a...
Board: Epilepsy 03-12-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,544
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: black out seizures

I wish you luck yorkielover,
I sure hope you stable out. But if you need some help, I will be here and try to help any way I can.

God Bless you lots,
tim:)
Board: Stroke 03-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 30,928
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: My father had a massive stroke. Mom and I are in serious panic mode.

CSI,
It was nice to hear that your wife was excited at Sat. about her hubby's responses. You never know. That is a good feeling. That she got happy if only for a moment is what happy is all about....
Board: Epilepsy 03-10-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: First seizure age 61

Hi!
I am Tim and hope can help you. I am not a doctor so am only giving you my opinion. Quickly about me,, I had a major stroke in 2010 and a year later epilesy. So that being said, I think your...
Board: Stroke 03-09-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,560
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: Had a stroke on Christmas Day need help PLEASE

mhart,
I just wanted to say quickly. I am glad your spirits are up and your attitude seems very good. A stroke is not easy to deal with. But positive thoughts with your self and a strength to make...
Board: Epilepsy 03-09-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,544
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: black out seizures

Hi Yorkielover,
I am so sorry about your blackouts. But let's be honest. Something is wrong here. You can't wish it away. I totally understand you don't want to start on medication, but your...
Board: Stroke 03-09-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: post stroke depresson

Hi nanny,
And good for you. You are absolutely right. You know more about your husband than any doctor. sometimes they do seem so cold. They know best and the rest of us are idiots. But you have to...
Board: Stroke 03-09-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,616
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: New to Board - Stroke Caregiver

Steven,
Welcome and I am glad you found us here. I have found that a stroke re-arranges the whole family structure and is hard on every person. I am so happy your wife is hanging in there with you...
Board: Stroke 03-08-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By Positive Cynic
Re: which anti depressant are you taking

Hi Nanny,
I totally agree, there could be a wrong diagnosis. That is why I like neurologists. All they do is understand the brain. Last year I had 4 seizures that put me in the hospital and my...
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