L I V I N G A F T E R S T R O K E WITH A F T E R S T R O K E C H A L L E N G E S. . .
Living after stroke moves real slow . . . living after stroke is
a constant challenge!!! Your whole life after stroke changes.
After stroke living can give you two good days forward . . . but,
then "one" bad day, can set you back three or more. You
must keep positive and stroke after your "new" life after stroke.
DON'T GIVE UP! Keep stroking, and move from one after stroke
challenge to another! You will move forward! Join us on FB . . . make
new friends! Listen to others about their experiences and keep up on
the new technologies, studies, and news regarding stroke. Join our
discussions and laughs for the day! Laughing is great therapy!
It's not about what movie will we go see tonight or how will
I get my hair done . . . let's go to the mall . . . how about the country
dance at Harry's this weekend . . . it's bowling night tonight . . . or
let's go to the ball game!
It's more like a constant repetition . . . helping someone to
communicate . . . both of you, having more patience than you've
ever imagined . . . medication, maybe for the rest of their life . . . 10
minutes to walk 50 feet . . . 5 minutes to put on one shoe . . . learning
to eat with your opposite hand and not being able to cut your
meat . . . wanting the salt, but unable to ask for it. These are some of
the after stroke challenges faced by stroke survivors and caregivers.
They wonder if they are going to fall again. You wonder, if you
should go grocery shopping for fear they will. You're out of bread,
so you go. They fall . . . they get bruised . . . they don't tell you. You
see it hours later or the next day . . . you ask them about it. They
say it doesn't hurt, they can move their fingers, arms, legs (the side
that isn't paralyzed). They seem to be ok, and refuse to go to the
Falling after a stroke can be a common occurrence. Actually, life
after a stroke includes falling. In most cases, it's going to happen
at some point. If you are on a blood thinner, like coumadin or
warfarin and you fall, you need to have it checked out. The reason
the doctors need to monitor you with regular blood draws when on
a blood thinner is because, if your blood is too thin and you fall, you
could bleed to death. On the other hand, if it's too thick and you
fall, you could acquire a blood clot that you are unaware of. A blood
clot can grow to many feet throughout the body. Either way, too
thin or too thick it could cause you to have another stroke.
GET IT CHECKED!!!
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THE FOLLOWING CAN BE "CHALLENGING" AND "SELF THERAPY" AFTER STROKE:
ELECTRONICS . . . EXERCISE . . . HOBBIES . . . THERAPY (PHYSICAL/MIND/SPEECH) . . .
WALKING . . . . . WORKING AT HOME