I am just after a bit of travel advice? I have just had my second stroke and again making a good recovery. I still have restricted movement on my right side but things are continuing to improve. Can I still be a globe trotter? I presume it is if I can get suitable insurance? If so, do you know any that cover for stroke victims?
I suffered my initial stroke over 2 months ago develping Wallenburgs syndrome. I was well on the way to recovery with just some minor balance and vision issues, along with no deep pain sensation on my right side. However, i have just had a repeat stoke of the same area and this time lost all movement on my right side. I am just starting to hobble again and am possitive I will continue to improve. Unflortunetly i work overseas in the Falkland Islands where there is no scanner and had to be evacuated to a hospital in Chile. Owing to this my employers are now seeking to remove me and i have to return, unemployed to the UK. What are the feelings on repeat strokes and the liklyhood and should I go through life fearing another attack and believe like my misguided employer that i need to be within 3 hours of a scanner, especially has it took 7 day's to identfy my first stoke (they thought it was an ear infection). any advice appreciatedView Thread
Many thanks, I am determined to make as full recovery as possible. One further question is relating to surgery. My consultant was Chillian and difficult to understand, however he did mention the future possibility of a stent or surgery. what are the success rates and do you believe this approach is one worth taking, especially in my case when i have already suffered 2 strokes? my strokes were both brain stem on the lft artery and as a result of clots, the second was a break off from the first and may of been related to a GP reducing my medication (asprin reduced from 250 to 75mg and lipito from 80 to 40mg).View Thread
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