Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing as best as can be in your current circumstance. In May 2009 I suffered what was told to be a mini stroke sent home to rest however within the following 4 weeks I suffered a basal ganglia stroke which has left me with left side deficits. My face was quite droopy however as most of you would know that this type of stroke plays with your emotions and in saying that I laugh at anything and my kids say at nothing. It is uncontrollable and I guess this is the reason that my droopy face is nearly non existent. Oh by the way I was 45 when I had the bleed and now I am 50 and still feel life threw me the biggest most damaging curve ball of all. I am one of 15 in that I have 9 sisters and 5 brothers I am the only one inflicted with a damaging health existence. I am fortunate that I have 3 adult children and 4 young granddaughters.I would love to know how everyone is doing and if there is someone out there in cyberspace that would like to have regular interactions with online.My speech wasn't effected once the tracheotomy was removed and my brain still functions not at its peak but it gets me through each day. I see my Physio Therapist still for a regular gym session just to help control my ballooning weight. And have regular doc visits to keep an eye on my warfarin. I am due for my annual checkup with the neurologist who has been with me since my stroke. I have many bouts of feeling absolutely hopeless wondering what my purpose is in life. I just pray regularly that they might find a cure to reactivate the dormant neurons that lie deep in the basal ganglia. Well enough from me I hope to hear frm someone, anyone and I can guarantee that I will respond as I spend a lot of time on the internet hoping I may soon come across a cure. wishing you all the best. thanks for taking the time to read. View Thread
Do you too have the same problem maybe together you and I could begin a major research into this I find all stroke websites have nothing for the sufferers just advise on how to avoid a stroke well I have had that info shoved down my throat long enough I know the symptoms of stroke but I don't want to know about symptoms I need to know of recovery methods new things to help try and get some use back and I know that those with money to afford modern technologies are in a far better situation than I. Look forward to your response.View Thread
I am seriously thinking of having my left arm from shoulder down amputated.I am so physically and mentally exhausted from carrying it around. It has intermittent pain however it's not the pain that gets to me just the sheer fact that it is a useless piece of body part since suffering my stroke in 2009.It is too disabled to relearn its skills of use I really have no fear of the consequences of having only one arm but this is a living hell no use to me I just want to get rid of it.If I had access to a saw like they use in meatworks I would place this useless limb on it and go for gold. I apologise to anyone if you find this offensive but this is my life my body I know it better then anyone.View Thread
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