Re: Where do I begin for help
Well the first thing you do is get informed, the more you know the better. The second thing you do is take one day at a time. Everything you see and feel is "normal". Yeah it is very scary but the one thing about stroke is there is hope. There are things that can be done about post stroke complications, as far her depression, you need to tell her physician and they can get her on anti depressants. You will see a marked improvement in her personality. Also, she will suffer from spactiscity, it is a common problem that makes muscles "freeze up" and can be very painful. There are options such as Itb (intrathecal baclofen therapy), oral medicines and injectable medicines. These meds in conjuction w/physical therapy can be very helpful but you have to do your research in order to get these options. most people do not know what is out there and what can help and that is where being informed is your best bet for future recovery. Here's to a speedy recovery!