This is to anyone who is well enough to answer this question themselves. I thought it would be helpful to talk with others who have gone through this. Few other people can really understand the challenges. I had my stroke over 4 years ago. My biggest problem is that I still suffer from disabling migraines caused by the stroke. Also I still have weakness and pain on my right side. The leg pain wakes me up frequently during the night. I have little appetite and HATE to eat except sugary things, and even then. I also have swallowing problems. I've have problems with my voice at times which is also from my stroke. My difficulty with speech (coming up with words) has been gradually improving through the years and is now mostly alright. Plus I got kidney failure from the CT scans. Also I've had more medical problems since the stroke which I wonder if they could be related to the stroke.
I would really like to hear from others. It would help me a lot. If you've had an amazing recovery, that would be good to hear also. Thanks in advance.
Dear Sara, Many years ago, my uncle had a quintuple bypass. 3 years later, he suffered a massive stroke on his right side. The doctors said he would be almost like a vegetable. Those doctors didnt know my uncle!! With extensive therapy, he was able to walk with a cane, open doors with his right hand, plays on the computer, and fusses at me for not sending him enough jokes! LOL He still has pain at times. He has difficulty trying to talk to you because he has trouble figuring out the words hes trying to say. Hes a great source of pride and determination. He is a great example for not giving up! Maybe this isnt exactly what you were after, but I thought I would share his story with you. No matter what the situation, he still gives it his all! Seeking peace, Tee
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