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Posted by Nancy on March 03, 2000 at 10:14:43:

In Reply to: Thanks for the reply posted by Sue on March 01, 2000 at 00:04:49:

: : hi sue,
: : I am a stroke survivor of 7 years.
: : my stroke was caused by major head trauma
: : I was in a coma for 9 days then intensive care for 4 weeks. then sent to rehab I got intensive therapy.
: : it was november 2nd when my accident happened on march 12th I was released to go home I was walking with a cane only.
: : it was hard work and I was told that I'd never walk again was even to to my wife I'd die before morning for three weeks.
: : whatever you do dont give up faith or hope because life will get better I'm now able to do most everything that I could do before just not as fast if you'd like to correspond with me I'm more than willing my address is [email protected],com
: : by the way I was only 42 when my whole life turned inside out and upside down.

: : larry coldiron: A close family member of mine had what was deemed a "moderate sroke" 2 months ago. The doctors seemed to expect a promising recovery but so far, little improvement has been shown. He is in intense physical therapy. He still cannot sit up easily because of problems with balance. He still cannot stand without LOTS of assistance. He can take only a few steps with a walker and that is with lots of assistance also. His strength seems to vary tremendously from day to day. Has anyone else been this disabled by a stroke and recovered enough to be able to get up and around and be able to walk (even with a walker)?? I would really appreciate hearing from anyone with information
: : : similar to this.
: : : Sue

: Thanks so much for both of the replys. It has impressed upon me that we should not give up hope of a more promising recovery. Sue

The best advice I can give (42--3.5 post stroke) is don't believe any doctor that says you won't get better. If there is a will, there is a way! I know people that 10 years out are still noticing improvements. I signed off two neurologists who told me to "get used to it." Hard work, perseverence, and appreciation of the smallest of things is what it takes. Nancy

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