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I think my dad had a stroke

I think my dad had a stroke

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Posted by Howie on August 09, 2000 at 21:26:56:

I think my dad had a stroke but I'm not sure because he won't go to the doctor. He's 79 and lives alone in another state. He said he had a "seisure" on the golf course and has had vertigo ever since. When I went to visit him I noticed his left leg moved in a very jerky way and he stumbled alot. He said he loses his balance frequently and that his right hand (or arm) is numb. He has fallen many times. He does not think he has had a stroke and refuses to see a doctor. He smokes a lot (2 packs a day or so for 60 years!) and drinks wine and beer. His speaking and mental facilties seem fine (as cantankerous as usual). He's also an alcoholic. I'd like feedback as to whether this sounds like a stroke and how to get him to a doctor. (Interventions don't work with him)


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