Jayme I met a lady from Conn. brain injury asso. she had a small dog that told her when seizures were about to occur. She said many dogs can hv that sense but be sure to hv a dog you can bond with. A 2 year old pomarian was given to me but wudn’t come close to me very often but appeared to love my husband and grandkids. After a very upsetting episode of sttress I was different mentally and it was profound. The dog immediately began jumping in my lap and licking my face. i do believe they know brain waves. I’m told greyhounds are very intuitive. However my husband and I both are disabled and a big dog will not work for us. Like A Bolt Mary
I believe that nothing is more elusive than that thing within us called “the will”. People who work with people often “try”, a therapy, a procedure, a ruse, whatever, and it works on some people but not on others. Sometimes “healing” or “motivation” or “something” is there and sometimes its not.
For a while years ago I got excessively involved with a young lady in my congregation. I would “kick myself” verbally and she would excuse me
saying “You’re only human”. Yes, apparently I have human weaknesses, but I believe that to be “truly human” means I can make choices. You can kick me and I can cry or laugh, you can flirt with me and I can smile and go the other way or I can respond with flirtatious responses. To be “truly human” means I am not programed or conditioned. I have a “will”. I will or I won’t. If you know “why” a particular person responds or acts in a certain way while others act differently you have insight that exceeds most of us.
zooky wrote: “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
~ Margaret Atwood
zooky, i really like this quote. i look forward to smelling ike dirt tonight. my plans for the day include redoing the cocoa mat liners in my
window boxes. of course i have some perennials which winter over planted in them so transplanting is also included in the days agenda. i lways look forward to getting my hands in the dirt in the spring. its so rewarding to see your plants grow and bloom. and since we have a wedding coming up this june, i want the house and grounds to look especially good this year. so today, on may day, i officially kick off my spring planting season. luckily the sun is shining. it has been very grey and dreary here in SE pennsylvania this spring. but i think things are about to change.
Don is starting to respond to Rehab and is propelling himself in a wheelchair and getting around the ward. Today he was able to recognize
printed words & read the headlines in a magazine. He still has problems with speech but is communicating more with the nurses & therapists. He did have a setback earlier in the week when they had him standing & he felt he would fall. Don lost confidence & didn’t do his therapy the next day…. When I visited later on in the day I convinced him to get into his wheelchair (The nurses transfer him from the bed to the chair with a transfer device) I told Don I understood how he felt because of my own physiotherapy for my rebuilt knee when I had to learn to go down stairs I was so afraid of losing balance & taking a header downwards.. He snapped out of his depressed mood & today he made remarkable strides towards healing. I am so proud of my Don! Thank you for all of you praying for us, we are feeling & seeing those prayers at work each day!
I remember seeing a post from Kate where she talks about getting therapy for people at least a year or more post stroke. She mentioned she is getting this therapy and working on adding weight to affected leg and improving her gait.
My therapist has been trying to “undo” many things I learned after my stroke (5-1/2 years ago). I mentioned your post to him and he asked if he could get info on the program Kate mentioned. I had this same therapist about 3 yrs ago and lost touch, but he is really good. He now works at Easter Seals where I get my rehab. If anyone can give me info on this, I would be most greatful.
Yogendra- Welcome to the group.TPA can br sdministered up toВ 3 hours after the onset of symptoms. There is a device called a MERCI clot retryever that can be used up to 65-8 houts after the onset of synptoms. The best suggstion on I can offer you is to ask your Dr. where you should go or what you should do if you believe you are having another stroke. You might also ask if you could be screened for any blood clotting disorders like anti-phospholupid syndrome or the genetic Leiden 4 factor.В In the US, standard trEATment for elevated homocusteine.
level is taking a fish oil/omega acid supplement.Ssk about thatВ I am not familiar with the nedications you listed and cannot find outВ what the US equivalents that i would be familiar with are. Sorry I cannot be of more hrlp, but thatВ really shouldВ come grom someone fammiliar with your local resources В Kate L group moderator Madison WI.
Hi Yogendra Yadav
WELCOME to our group!
All of us are stroke survivors so you can feel free to ask as many questions about strokes as you want.
However, none of us are Drs. so we cannot give formal advice on medical matters. One of our members – Kate – is a registered nurse and can probably steer you in the right direction, though. In the meantime, please follow the advice of your Drs.
Another of our members, Nagraj Jain, lives in India. His wife had an ischemic stroke as well. He knows your system of medical care in India.
Perhaps he could give you some advice on guiding you on how best to handle your situation in India?
Here’s hoping that you can get answers to your questions – SOON!
I understand your question to be whether you should have surgery in the absence of good neurological backup. I am not sure what they would be working on, but a general answer is: no. Your surgery needs just got more expensive. My recommendation is to plan any surgery very arefully, thinking through all of the potential problems, making sure you will have the resources you need. I have never been to your country, so I can’t speak for yours. However, in mine–both America where I live now and the Canada whence I came–it is only in the big city hospitals that you find pretty much all of the great health facilities. Exceptions like the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota are rare. Here, most university teaching hospitals are good and some (like UCLA, John’s Hopkins, or the Texas Medical Center) are great.
Of course, I have a few problems making any useful recommendation. I am a brain damaged fool without medical training. Remember that advice is seldom worth more than you pay for it. There’s an alternative source: your doctors. Use them.
I am Yogendra Yadav working in govt. company India. I had an Ischemic Brain Stroke earlier and survived with some loss of sensation in left half of the body and other cognitive disabilities. I am currently under the observation of a neuro-surgeon as episodes of sudden numbness in left half of the body along with the vertigo (loss of coordination) etc. has not stopped yet. My homocysteine level has already crossed the upper limit. MRI findings reveal a focal gliosis in right post-central gyrus. I am on medicines ….. Vibrania, Oxetol, ecosprin, fuscinium.
Can I be recommended to work on the site where there is non availability of neurologist nearby or non availability of stroke-center nearby? My doctor does not advice me to go to such areas. I am also scared if a second stroke strikes again and if there is no specialist help nearby, I could be left paralysed or would be gone altogether.
I heard time is brain and for such patients if stroke medical facility is far away then the chances of permanent disability and death too increases drastically. If MRI is not done and TPAs are not administered within 1 hr. of initiation of stroke then risk for permanent disability and risk for life exists. Is this right ?
Is there any chances stroke can recur to me given I still face episodes of sudden numbness in left half of body and vertigo problems as well? Are they mini strokes and warning signs?
Can I be recommended to work on the site where there is non availability of neurologist nearby or non availability of stroke-center nearby?
Today Don WALKED!! OK perhaps not in the true sense BUT in physiotherapy two therapists assisted Don on the parallel bars. Don walked the length of the bars holding on to the rails his paralyzed arm was in some sort of a brace with a strap that ran from the shoulder down the length of his & hand. It helped hold onto the bar. He stepped with his good foot & the second therapist gently pulled the other foot orward… ALL the therapists in the room broke into cheers & applause. I sat watching from a distance with tears brimming in my eyes… I was THAT proud of him!!!!!!!! Thank you Lord.
Don IS my BRAVE HEART!!!!!!