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I Am a Stroke Survivor

This group was created to help stroke survivors at all stages of recovery. Share our experiences and triumphs. Life does not end... I can do anything I did before just a little differently now. 115 People

    Wake Up Call -   I am a 55 year old married guy who went golfing one day last summer, (Sunday July 11 2010 to be precise) when I came home I was very tired and didn't feel quite...
    Floyd8 Floyd8 51-55, M Jan 5, 2011

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    My Stroke - It was January 20, 2010 and I was in my junior year of college. I played college volleyball so I was in the best shape of my life! But in order for you to understand my...
    lindsay11 lindsay11 22-25, F Mar 18, 2013

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    Widowed Rn Has A Stroke - I am 61 years old, female prior to stroke was working full time as RN.  Suddenly a stroke turned my life upside down.  I am on short term...
    brendaloomis brendaloomis 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    2 Years-massive Stroke - In July 23Rd 2011 at the age of 15 I suffered a massive Stroke. My stroke was Ischaemic and in my left Hemisphere-the infarct comprised a 3Rd of my brain...
    Rasverix8 Rasverix8 18-21 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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    I Thought I Knew (never Could Have Imagined) - I understand that everyone has problems & goes through things, but im sorry i feel like of you havent walked in my shoes then you...
    Blessings09 Blessings09 22-25 May 31, 2012

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    The Day The World Started Spinning... - One day the world started to spin so ferociously that I couldn’t do a thing. Just lying down was scary, and whenever I changed my position...
    Annemieke Annemieke 46-50, F Sep 16, 2012

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    My Stroke - My Stroke. About a year and two thirds ago I had a stroke. I am writing this to try and save some of you from making the mistakes that I made in handling my stroke...
    markw94404 markw94404 56-60, M Oct 11, 2012

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    I Wont Die This Way. - hi all when i was 35 i had a stroke that has taken much of my left side function, i was left handed , i was told by the doctors i wouldnt walk again, it took...
    fordo fordo 36-40, M Apr 17, 2013

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    One Year Ago, I Had A Stroke. - It was Good Friday, 2011 and I was on the treadmill.  I told my younger daughter to get her daddy for another reason and when he came downstairs I...
    kelsey11 kelsey11 31-35 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    A Long Road But I Am A Stronger Person - I don't remember how I had a stroke that left me paralyzed on my right side and can't talk a lot like I used to, but in some ways it made...
    Jerseyjetgirl246 Jerseyjetgirl246 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    Don'T Cover Me Up I Am Not Dead Yet - I had a stroke on July 19th 20012. Eight days before my birthday I was turning 47 my blood pressure was extremely...
    coolkimmie65 coolkimmie65 46-50 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    Surviving After Massive Stroke - I a 35 year old stroke survivor. Iam blessed to have a husband who supports me.I had a massive right side brain bleed on 12/15/07 .My left arm is...
    spokky1973 spokky1973 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    Stroke Survivors Wanting To Talk -   I am a freelance journalist. After realising that many women's health magazines over look the more serious health issues, I decided I...
    JOAWJ JOAWJ 22-25 Apr 26, 2013

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    I Survived A Stroke At 32yrs - Jan 2012 I had a bad chest infection and tore my main artiry in my neck which clotted. My speach was slurred and I called my doctor who sent an...
    sem1979 sem1979 31-35, M Oct 22, 2012

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    Recovery From Locked In Syndrome - My wife is a stroke survivor, so I'm claiming membership of this group by proxy! 'Running Free' by Kate Allatt is an inspirational book about the...
    Hypericum Hypericum 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I Am A Stroke Survivor!!! - It's was Easter Day 2010.It's was 2 weeks after the baby Benjamin born. I don't remember a lot but my family tell me the day. The morning I was slow...
    Alyssumgp Alyssumgp 36-40 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Lost My Identity... - I had a stroke or CVA on 29th December 2008,  an hemorragic one, which paralysed my left side.  I was 47, then. After 3 and a half months in...
    ziusudra ziusudra 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    I Survived 2 Strokes - I Am a Stroke Survivor. I had two strokes - December 2008 (my arm) and March 2009 (my leg, mouth and arm). I'm glad I'm still alive! the drs didn't pick up...
    doreenpayne doreenpayne 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    Stroke - Hello everyone ,my name is patricia, ihad my stroke on 6th october 2007. It was an hemoragic stroke to my cerabellum. Iwas in hospital for five weeks.My husband has been...
    6rEK5t5G9 6rEK5t5G9 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    Had A Mini Stroke And A Real Stroke Recently In July 2013 - Still have some paralasis in legs...cant depend on them....can only do a little.....and head feels strange....alot of...
    solaris8x solaris8x 56-60, F Sep 2, 2013

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    Stroke Groups - hello everyone i am a stroke survivors i set up a stroke group 2 years ago i found they was no support out there if anyone want to join my group its free here is...
    bodger1 bodger1 51-55 Apr 16, 2013

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    Im Still Here - I had my stroe dec. 222011 whicch pretyy much screwed up my fsmily's christmas.i sm u unablebto move my left sideso i can only typecwith my right finger. I csnt use...
    Jenygirl Jenygirl 61-65 3 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    My Advandia Stroke - I was a 57 year old computer consultant takingthe diabetes drug advandia cause metformin was ineffective. On December 24,2010 it caused me to have a sstroke...
    jasright jasright 56-60, M Aug 1, 2013

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    My Recovery - My husband left me after my stroke, so I decided I would recover,I had a  right side brain bleedand am paralyzed on my left side,I am very overweight too so I...
    pamib pamib 46-50 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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    Never The Same - Last week I was talking to my son and he told me that I needed to take picture of myself and to smile the way I used too. For some reason I got my nerve today and...
    TammyCrocker TammyCrocker 46-50, F 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    I Am Blessed - I am 41 years old and recently I had a stroke on June 30 to be exact. The feeling u get from this is very hard to explain, but with the strength of God I move. I am...
    Pbeamon Pbeamon 41-45, F Aug 20, 2013

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    One Day At A Time! Follow And Fight - I had a cva in 2011. it all spiraled out of control. my cva was the result of a car accident. I left for work an was rounding a curve when I...
    holdon2me holdon2me 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    The Dead Zone - I was having a fantastic day, half a year past my thirtieth birthday and in the best physical shape of my life.  I was in the midst of my third set of a pretty...
    RassaFrassa RassaFrassa 70+ 4 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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    The Cross I Carry - I had my first Stroke at 23, my body turned on me, Platettes droped and rose back to normal then a few day later work up from nap with a bleed on my brain and...
    rosebud57 rosebud57 56-60, F Oct 5, 2013

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    My Head Went Pop - Sep 2, 2012 my head went pop, destroyed the life I was rebuilding after a divorce, I'm 7 months into recovering alone without support of any kind, friends...
    Rosena72 Rosena72 41-45, F Apr 8, 2013

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    My Life Now - August 20,2010, 3 years ago, I had a massive stroke at 46 years old. Apparently the doctors said I wasn't going to live but it wasn't my time to go. As time went on...
    TammyCrocker TammyCrocker 46-50, F Aug 20, 2013

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    Stroke2 - I was in hospital in 2010 for surgery to try and cure my epilepsy seizures I have had for over 30 years. Day after the surgery I had a stroke in the recovery unit. Just...
    Thebellster Thebellster 51-55, M Aug 24, 2012

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    2 Years-massive Stroke - On the 24th July 2011 I was 15 and had no idea of what was going to happen that day. That was the day I suffered a Massive Ischaemic Stroke in my Left...
    Rasverix8 Rasverix8 18-21 Oct 23, 2013

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    I Want To Build My Life Back - On 8-20-2010 I had a massive stroke. My family were told to tell me good-bye. I woke up 10 days later. I couldn't talk, walk or move my...
    TammyCrocker TammyCrocker 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Stepping Forward, Stepping Back, Stepping Forward - My stroke changed me but life after the stroke changed me and I was at first in the thought that the stroke changed me and of...
    pennypampers pennypampers 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    I Survived A Stroke & Two Tia's - One evening back in January 95 my wife & I were spending the nite having conversations a/b the day over a glass of wine when out of the blue I...
    emotiondr emotiondr 51-55, M 2 Responses May 20, 2011

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    Stuck Inside Myself - I am 30 years old. On July 5th, 2011 I had a massive stroke that left me completely unable to move. Since then I have regained partial movement, but I am...
    Cassandra0290 Cassandra0290 31-35, F May 6, 2013

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    Independance - I remain a very independent person. Had some good times in life, but have struggled through most of it. Went through separation and divorce of a terribly toxic...
    NeoZen NeoZen 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    Living One Handed. - I am 30 years old and survived a stroke nov 19,2012. Almost every thing is ok now besides left facial numbness and no sensation in my left hand still waiting...
    Soupalopius Soupalopius 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    My Stroke Story - When I was 16 I had a stroke. I am 17 years old now, and it has been almost ten months since I was hospitalized. I was already in the hospital when it happened...
    CourtneyMorris CourtneyMorris 18-21, F Jul 29, 2013

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    Coming Back - I had a TIA/CVA on August 26,2008. I say TIA& CVA because they were never really sure which to call it. For that matter they never were convinced I was having...
    tow61 tow61 51-55, M 4 Responses May 12, 2012

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    Postpartum - on April 23 2013 I gave birth to my second baby girl a month early. On April 30 2013 a week later i suffered a stroke at a cardiologist appointment. Doctors said i...
    bryleigh7 bryleigh7 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2013

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    2 Babies And A Stroke - So let me start from the very beginning... The only health problems I've ever had aside from a very predictable 2 colds a year, have been pregnancy related...
    youngmom24 youngmom24 22-25, F Aug 24, 2012

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    My Advandia Stroke - I was a 57 year old computer consultant takingthe diabetes drug advandia cause metformin was ineffective. On December 24,2010 it caused me to have a sstroke...
    jasright jasright 56-60, M Aug 1, 2013

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    Big Change In Life - i am 42 years old the main bread winner in the family but stroke hit mr in june and our life change overnight i used to cry causeim having a hard time...
    cmcho01 cmcho01 41-45 Nov 19, 2010

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    2007 Cva Survivor - I want to have contact with other CVA/stroke survivors. At age 51 in 2007, I suffered a CVA.  I knew it was a stroke, because I had previously worked...
    julierichards5 julierichards5 51-55 1 Response Apr 6, 2010

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    My Advandia Stroke - I was a 57 year old computer consultant takingthe diabetes drug advandia cause metformin was ineffective. On December 24,2010 it caused me to have a sstroke...
    jasright jasright 56-60, M Aug 1, 2013

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    Massive Strokr - My mother's is 60 years old when she got her first stroke on April 2008. After 3 months of rehabilitation, she was sent home.. The right side of the body was...
    Cheri814 Cheri814 31-35 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    A Story Of Surviving A Major Stroke, Post-stroke Successes And Finding True Love - I was working away in a cubicle in the offices of an energy company in Houston working as a...
    Voowilson Voowilson 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    Useless Lump - On 10June 2012 I suffered major stroke. Completelyout of the blue. It left me. Paralysedon left side.I amlefthanded. It is now almost 5 months since the stroke and I...
    DonnaBianca DonnaBianca 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Just Another Mom - I was born in 1970. I suffered a massive right CVA in 1993. This of course affected my full left side. I had to re-learn the most mundane things...
    stilllookok stilllookok 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 31, 2007