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Re: STROKE AFTER COPING

Re: STROKE AFTER COPING

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Posted by Gary on December 12, 2000 at 08:38:45:

In Reply to: STROKE AFTER COPING posted by Joan M. Chalker on October 25, 2000 at 10:52:34:

: Hello,

: I had a stroke in 1994 at age 43. Jut came on at wrok, no warning. My right side was paralized. I wanted to die. After rehab, I returned to wrok after 3 months. My question is my right leg and ankle was the worst. I walk with a little gait, however my ankle doe not flex at all.

: Is there anyone out there who has the same problem and what do you do?

: Write back.
: Thanks.
: Joan


: Hi, I had my first stroke at age 32 and my third at age 44. The third was not the worst but like you left me with a slight gait. My left foot and calf muscles are not what they were. However having said that, I must qualify. It has been nearly four years and I continue to see gradual slow improvement. I don't notice it often but I'd say every two to three months I notice changes(improvements) in my walk. I do exercise and walk a lot. I'm very active. I sit 8 hours a day on my job so when I'm off work, I seldom am idle. I'd say to you be thankful you can walk. I know I am. When I was first released from the hospital I couldn't walk without a walker for support and balance. I now walk unassisted and although I stumble from time to time, it has been several years since the last time I fell. Don't ever stop trying to improve.




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