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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. 118 People

    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 paralised as a result of that terrible day.I would like to move to a city where being a stroke survivor is more accepted.Living in a...
    spokky1973 spokky1973 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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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 the first stroke. my right side is affected and have clots in the left side of the brain. I can't do maths any more - that...
    doreenpayne doreenpayne 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    Well, to cut a long story short,

    I am a transplant recipient who had a large bleed leaving me initially with no left sided moment and partial right sided, I can now walk using a quad stick, shower and dress myself, I am 41 with an amazing hubby and 2 kids, a challenge and still is...
    Stength Stength 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 25

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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. I was in the hospital for a few months and yhenn they sente to a lo ng term rehab center. I'm in my fourth reehab center...
    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 get stared at whereever I go if I go anywhere,I was told I'd never walk again or live outside of a nursing home, but...
    pamib pamib 46-50 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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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. The say started like any other- I was at my friends house the night after a sleep over Ryan and Patrick (my twin Bestfriends...
    Rasverix8 Rasverix8 18-21 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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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 at seven months preg. my life changed forever. Had a healthy child, but I started to have Grand Mall's and was scared to...
    rosebud57 rosebud57 56-60, F Oct 5, 2013

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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 wanted to raise awareness of strokes. So women are more aware of the symptoms and of where to turn to for advice. If anyone is happy to...
    JOAWJ JOAWJ 22-25 Apr 26, 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 the link www.strokesupportgroup.org/forums
    bodger1 bodger1 51-55 Apr 16, 2013

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    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 right.  We had company and I was the bbq guy but I felt tired and layed down before supper.  When I got up I had...
    Floyd8 Floyd8 51-55, M Jan 5, 2011

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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 numb and tingling feelings...I tire so easily..live alone and scared.....Thank goodness my Neighbor helps me when she can......I dont know what feelings in My...
    solaris8x solaris8x 56-60, F Sep 2, 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 me left arm oe legvatvall my leftvside so rst means i csnnot walk or. Ove my left srm.i was ver depressed verrry...
    Jenygirl Jenygirl 61-65 3 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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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 lost control an came face to face with a tree. Airlifted to nearest hospital. They were interested in all the broken bones. Two days later...
    holdon2me holdon2me 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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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 really cant tell me anything. I mean they may talk but I dont have to listen. Okay, In dec08 I graduated from college. Forced to the hospital for an...
    Blessings09 Blessings09 22-25 May 31, 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 demanding exercise, except for me it had always come easily – and today especially so.  In an instant that and my...
    RassaFrassa RassaFrassa 70+ 4 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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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 said to him, I don't know why I am talking this way.  He looked at me and said, you're having a stroke and ran to the phone.  I...
    kelsey11 kelsey11 31-35 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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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 hospital I regained my walking ability, a bit limpy still and requiring the help of a cane, but my left hand remains...
    ziusudra ziusudra 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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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 formed a blood clot from the c-section and it made its way to my head. At first i couldnt move my right side but now...
    bryleigh7 bryleigh7 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 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 anything more then a Panic attack! Luckly for me , my family was persistent on following on the E.R. Doctors...
    tow61 tow61 51-55, M 4 Responses May 12, 2012

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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 Software Consultant. I was de-bugging a computer program and drinking bottled water when I started choking on the water. A co-worker in a nearby cubicle heard me choking and poked his...
    Voowilson Voowilson 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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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 disability hoping to get back to work in a couple months.  If I am not strong enough yet by then, I lose my job!  Panic...
    brendaloomis brendaloomis 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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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 moving, talking . I didt know the baby name and birthday. . This it was hit. I was slurred. I said my name again my name...
    Alyssumgp Alyssumgp 36-40 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Hello, I'm here bc my husband had a stroke

    this past November he just turned 45 this month and he has been diagnosed with a severe case of Thalamic Pain Syndrome also known as central poststroke pain (CPSP) syndrome an effect left by the stroke he suffered back in November. I'm interested in connecting with anyone who...
    ArtsyMoon ArtsyMoon 36-40, F Jul 20

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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 course yes it did and then I realised that the stroke was a part of the change and then I realised the change itself is always changing and I am always...
    pennypampers pennypampers 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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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 walk. With a quadstick around home but rarely outside. I feel completelyuseless as. Am unable to even make. Myself...
    DonnaBianca DonnaBianca 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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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 affected that makes her arms and legs paralized. She can walk slowly by that time. After 5 years when she was 65 the...
    Cheri814 Cheri814 31-35 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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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 still unable to walk and can only kind of talk. If you'd have asked me before, I'd have said I'd rather die. Oddly enough...
    Cassandra0290 Cassandra0290 31-35, F May 6, 2013

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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 three months but i can walk ,talk and mostly i do a great inpression of a "normal' human " even if i can no longer...
    fordo fordo 36-40, M Apr 17, 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 ambulance which I walked into,when I got to hospital I required a wheelchair and two hours later I had lost the ability to walk and talk...
    sem1979 sem1979 31-35, M Oct 22, 2012

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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 accepting this i cannot move my left side iused to get disappointedwhen i cannot wear my clothes of cannot do things for my kids...
    cmcho01 cmcho01 41-45 Nov 19, 2010

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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 so the stroke wasn't as bad as it could have been. It affected the right side of my body and I had to learn how to...
    CourtneyMorris CourtneyMorris 18-21, F Jul 29, 2013

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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 Hemisphere. It was a good day at first I was staying over at my twin best friends house, it was about 11am and they were...
    Rasverix8 Rasverix8 18-21 Oct 23, 2013

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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 story you have to know some of my background. When I was 9 I started getting migraines with aura. I would go...
    lindsay11 lindsay11 22-25, F Mar 18, 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 the doctors said I wasn't going to do alot of things but again that wasn't going to happen that way neither. Now I...
    TammyCrocker TammyCrocker 46-50, F Aug 20, 2013

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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 high when paramedics taken to E.R. i could not talk . and with of help from my family talking to me over the phone and the...
    coolkimmie65 coolkimmie65 46-50 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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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. And I want to also share with you how I believe God worked in my life while I was having it. It was an ordinary...
    markw94404 markw94404 56-60, M Oct 11, 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 massive stroke that left her with the 'Locked In Syndrome'. She went from being a very active mum to being unable to move anything...
    Hypericum Hypericum 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 7, 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 like rolling over in bed and sitting in a chair. I remember being so exhausted to the point of tears because I was...
    stilllookok stilllookok 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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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 I did it. After I took it I looked at it. I am not the same at all! The right side of my face is pretty much...
    TammyCrocker TammyCrocker 46-50, F 1 Response May 16, 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 disappeared Taking it day by day, Im trying to be grateful to still be alive but with no money or help its trying to say the...
    Rosena72 Rosena72 41-45, F Apr 8, 2013

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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 so good seeing to my needs.It happened so quickly,one minute fine the next the dizziness and my vision told...
    6rEK5t5G9 6rEK5t5G9 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 27, 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 in a hospital CardioVascular Dept and Heart Catheterization Lab as a volunteer for 9 years, plus I was a Secretary of...
    julierichards5 julierichards5 51-55 1 Response Apr 6, 2010

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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 felt a strange sensation run up the side of my neck & into my head. When happened next is my vision was affected & I couldn't talk right...
    emotiondr emotiondr 51-55, M 3 Responses May 20, 2011

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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 blessed to not have lost any use of my body and can retain full memory. Just day to day activities are hard...
    Pbeamon Pbeamon 41-45, F Aug 20, 2013

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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, I had to vomit. My husband called the nightshift of the doctor’s practice. “Probably a cold on your equilibrium organ” was the...
    Annemieke Annemieke 46-50, F Sep 16, 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. I was in the hospital for a few months and yhenn they sente to a lo ng term rehab center. I'm in my fourth reehab center...
    jasright jasright 56-60, M Aug 1, 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 for that to return don't know if it ever will. I'm open to any suggestions it's very frustrating living with one hand...
    Soupalopius Soupalopius 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 9, 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 right arm or hand. I could not eat. I was 46 years old. I was married to a great guy. I worked until I got better to be able to go...
    TammyCrocker TammyCrocker 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 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. I was in the hospital for a few months and yhenn they sente to a lo ng term rehab center. I'm in my fourth reehab center...
    jasright jasright 56-60, M Aug 1, 2013

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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 me a stronger person. I get frustrated more easily now but on the other hand I've learned that I can adapt my favorite activites to they way I...
    Jerseyjetgirl246 Jerseyjetgirl246 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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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 relationship, wound up in a new city, had hell with doctors just to get my prescriptions transferred, so without...
    NeoZen NeoZen 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    Victim"...I hate that word. We are not "victims". We are some of the strongest, bravest women to walk the earth. We are survivors.  We are not stray helpless animals, we are the...
    TriciaFL TriciaFL 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was about four years old I was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer. Along with this I also had a stroke, who knows how many radiation treatments and about a dozen...
    theartist102 theartist102 22-25, M Aug 1

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