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WHAT IS IT LIKE LIVING WITH A STROKE, AFTER A STROKE,
AND STROKING FORWARD WITH APHASIA SPEECH, PARALYZED LIMBS, POSSIBLE
AND LEARNING "SELF" THERAPY
WITH EVERY MOVEMENT YOU MAKE! LIKE MERCURY IN A
THERMOMETER INCHING IT'S WAY TO THE TOP - REACHING
IT - THEN BURSTING!
This is an informational & support site on stroke for the stroke
survivor, 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 administer.
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 . . . 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 mental aspect?
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 and
living after stroke. Do not let anybody drive you! Stroke after the
"highest quality" of life after stroke and let the professionals take
care of you because "EVERY SECOND COUNTS".
. . . TELL ME WHAT I DO NOT KNOW . . .
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STROKE AFTER NEW BEGINNINGS!... Susan Feiertag Phone 774-268-1553