Good Morning Sara, My husband was able to get Medicare since he is on disability. He just turned 60 this year. I'll be the same age this October. I'll just have to hang in there for now. I left work early yesterday and I'm glad I did. He could not stand up to walk. I kept trying to get him to lean on me but he couldn't do that. I called the EMT's and he was finally able to get up. He said it seemed as fast as it happened it went away so quickly. They offered to take him to the hospital. He didn't want to go. I'd talked to one of his drs and he's got an appointment today. Thanks again for your concern. Hope all is going well for you.View Thread
Good Morning Sara, I wonder, sometimes, if he's getting better or worse. Fortunately he has Medicare/Humana. I'm not loosing much when my job is done. Our insurance is unbelievable. It pays out, in a year only $500. So, it doesn't pay for much of anything except maybe a few minor doctors appointments. I'm still paying on surgery I had 5 years ago. I even had to get a loan to pay for a colonoscopy before they had to repair an umbilical hernia - oh, but gee, I still have not gotten my hernia repaired. I just go around all day poking it back in. Sorry, don't mean to sound the way I sound. Anyway, Pete has another MRI to see what is happening with what they think the tumor is. Thanks so much for asking. Have a good day!View Thread
You all have certainly been through a lot! I wish we were back in Louisville Kentucky, my hometown, because they have a very large medical community. I'm going to do my best to get us back there. As for his stroke - if indeed it was a stroke- the doctors haven't said for certain that it was. However, he has all the classic symptoms - weakness on the left side of his body, left side of his face is droopy, inability to speak normally. Sometimes I can't tell if he's getting better or worse. But, he seems really okay in the morning but as the day progresses he goes down hill. Everything is more pronounced.Thanks so much for getting back with me. Wishing the two of you good health. I have to get ready for work. Another thing to add to our stress - my employer is shutting down at the end of the month. Might be a good opportunity to go back to Louiville. Have a good weekend!View Thread
They did an MRA (I think that's what it's called) basically looking at the carotid arteries. The neurosurgeon said if there was some blockage he would is probably "just" a stroke. If they're clear then it must be a tumor.So the arteries are clear. But I can't accept it. They want to do a follow up MRI at the hospital there. The surgeon doesn't like MRI's that are done in our city. Anyway, we'll see. Take care. Talk to you later.View Thread
Thanks for your reply Sara. Things have progressed. After seeing the neurologist he ordered another MRI. My husband also has a brain tumor. We've both been somewhat in shock. We go Monday to a neurosurgeon who will do a biopsy. We live in a small town with 1 hospital. We have to drive sometimes 60 -80 miles for an appointment like this one. I'm from a bigger city with a huge medical community. Will let you know what happens. Thanks for your kindness in replying to my post.View Thread
I am so furious with my husband's doctor & office staff. We live in a small town with 1 hospital. It took a week to get into the dr's office after he had the stroke. When my husband had the stroke I wasn't sure what was the matter with him. He didn't talk much that week. I work long hours and we're in kind of a routine when I get home. He has been disabled w/several forms of arthritis for the past 5 years. So, his quietness was not out of the ordinary. Then when he started talking and telling me what he thought happened I was horrified that I couldn't see it! It took the doctors office another week to schedule an MRI for him. The dr called the day after the mri to say "yep, you had a stroke". I asked about rehabilitation and he said "it probably wouldn't do any good". I am still horrified. I've made an appointment with a different doctor in the meantime as well as an appointment with a neurologist. I'm just very upset. Any feedback would be appreciated.View Thread
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