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Board: Stroke 07-03-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 2 years

Happy 4th of July! It's wonderful hearing you are doing well! Have you been in neuro feedback therapy for 2 years already!?!

I just passed the 3 year mark in June! Yay! I am doing fairly well....
Board: Stroke 02-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
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: 475
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: 443
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: 443
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: 922
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: 2,468
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: 534
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: 496
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: 504
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 10-02-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 15 and 1/2 months

Hi guyp.....sorry to hear that. Do you have pain with ur numbness?
Board: Stroke 08-15-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
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 08-14-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
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 07-25-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
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 06-09-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Iwamura
Re: a question about the brain

Are you referring to the thalamus?
Board: Stroke 04-22-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
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: 684
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 9.5 months post stroke

Good luck guyp! I'm excited for you!
Board: Stroke 03-19-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
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: 503
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: 1,804
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 01-16-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,804
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 01-06-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 6 months post stroke

Hi guyp......glad you're doing great! Your notes are all so familiar! I am saying this with a smile. "I'm doing great but more numbness which is stressful". I'm at the doctor's visit: dr asks...
Board: Stroke 12-22-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 6 months post stroke

You guys make me smile.
:)
Board: Stroke 12-21-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 6 months post stroke

Hi guyp! Thanks for the update and I am so proud of you. I hope you have a merry Christmas and a very happy new year!
Board: Stroke 12-16-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Iwamura
Re: merry christmas

Thank you George! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Wishing everyone a very happy new year!

Sincerely,
Iwamura
Board: Stroke 12-03-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Five month plus

Amen tinam7!
You are so right......I think I am going to write a pledge and ask for everyones input, sign it, and frame it.

This board and communication I have with each of you preserves my...
Board: Stroke 12-02-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Five month plus

I have learned more here and at PT/OT than I have at my neurologist and my family physician! Guyp I think they don't tell you what to expect because they hope you don't and they don't know for sure. ...
Board: Stroke 11-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Five month plus

Hello guyp,
I hope you had a good day today. I know it's hard but let's help each other through these tough days. There are days where I just want to have my own pity party but I realize we have...
Board: Stroke 11-01-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,915
Posted By Iwamura
Re: how long can you have stroke symptoms

Hi jak1974,,,I am so glad you went to see your doctor! There are many preventive things a person can do if indeed your symptoms are warning signs rather than an actual stroke or whatever it might be...
Board: Stroke 10-22-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,333
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 3 months post stroke

Glad you are doing well!
Board: Stroke 10-17-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,751
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 4 months post stroke

I love my Health Boards friends!
When no one else seems to understand.....I always know that you do.
Board: Stroke 10-01-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,915
Posted By Iwamura
Re: Stroke - parietal lobe, left side

Hello leapyear,
I hope you are doing well today. I am 4 months post stroke. (TIA left frontal with mild effects to right-side body). As several others have said on here, although you might have...
Board: Stroke 08-23-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 2 1/2 months post stroke

Hi guyp,
I'm experiencing the same as what you're describing. I'm nearing 3 months post stroke. At first I had tingling in the entire right half of my body. During the first month, some of the...
Board: Stroke 08-22-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By Iwamura
Re: 2 1/2 months post stroke

Does your numbness come and go? Or is it always there but gets worse at times?
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