WHAT IS IT LIKE LIVING WITH A STROKE, AFTER A STROKE, AND STROKING FORWARD WITH APHASIA SPEECH, PARALYZED LIMBS, POSSIBLE SEIZURES
AND ADMINISTERING "SELF" THERAPY WITH EVERY MOVEMENT YOU MAKE? lIKE MERCURY IN A THERMOMETER? INCHING IT'S WAY TO THE TOP - THEN BURSTING!
This is an informational & support site on stroke for the stroke survival, their family & caregivers. How living after a
stroke changes your life
and your loved ones . . . the different types of stroke, the symptoms after stroke & ways to
deal on a day to day basis. Let's define stroke:
Living after stroke is a daily challenge leaving you overwhelmed and thinking "minute to minute", with no breaktime!
Living after stroke causes many issues that one must deal with. It's a "new" life with much "self" therapy to
What choices do you have when leaving the hospital after stroke? There is housing to deal with. Do you have a place
to go? If not, where do you go?
What about physical therapy after stroke? How often? What type? How long OR are you on your own?
What's it like being imprisoned within your own body after stroke? You know everything going on around you, as you
listen to people talk . . . discussing what "you" should & shouldn't do . . . how "you" should do it . . . when and
where it should be done. Most times, as though "you" are not even there! Like you are invisible. Oh My God! Imagine
the rage and the fear!
The stroke was caused by a blood clot. He was alone at the time of the stroke and unconscious. There was a lapse of
approximately 7 hours before he was found and able to attain medical help.
I remember the phone ringing that night! I remember they said he was in the hospital. I remember they said "he's in
a coma". "He's on life support" - as I fell to my knees. It was my 37 year old son!
How does he feel unable to communicate . . . living within oneself, with no escape from the frustration, anger, and
wondering? The inability to walk, talk, read or write. Yet, he can understand all that's being said around him. How do
you help them? Can you help them? Will they let you help them? Will they help themselves? And what about the
I want "stroke survivors" & "caregivers" to ask for help. I'll be there to support you, guide you, and help find answers.
We need to work as a team, helping one another with after stroke living. I know I need help at times and I've learned
to ask for it! Contact me here.
Help a loved one start a support group. They can stroke after others in the same boat! Start a special group for women,
men 30-50 year olds, or whatever! They need to support each other, have a social life after stroke, feel a sense of
worth and be a part of something.
Check out our facebook page with stroke "news", laughter,therapy, recipes, and more. We'd love to see you there. Ask
questions and make new friends. Share your experiences with us.
Do not forget! Stroke can hit "ANYBODY" AT "ANYTIME". You must get help "IMMEDIATELY". CALL 911. It's essential for
recovery andliving after stroke. Do not let anybody drive you! Stroke after the "highest quality" of life afterstroke
and let the professionals take care of you because "EVERY SECOND COUNTS".
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