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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. 120 People

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    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 remember the pain and worried about the bills. It's been almost two years and I haven't had any seizures...
    Thebellster Thebellster 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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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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    Stroke Survivor Success

    Storyhttp://stroke-survivor-success-story.blogspot.com
    YeshTikveh YeshTikveh 61-65, M 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses Sep 2, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi I'm Lauren. I got sick with spinal

    meningitis at 2 years old. I was in a coma for 5 days and almost died. Then I had a massive stroke and was paralyzed on the right side of my body. because of the meningitis at had epilepsy for 20 years. In HS and college years it got worse. I was getting of on the best surgeons...
    lolobug87 lolobug87 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a survivor in more then one way. I'm a survivor in the way aim the survivor from my cousins suicide. I'm also a survivor of my ow suicide attempt. It's been 8 months since I...
    leaguegirl97 leaguegirl97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I guess I can't quite say that I'm a survivor of emotional abuse since I am still in the relationship. By the time I knew what emotional abuse was or that it even existed I already...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    If you were to see me walking down the street, or in the grocery store, you would never realize that I am a survivor. The physical scars have healed, yet the mental and emotional...
    nuwbnprincess nuwbnprincess 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Or not. What is survivor. Do they hold jobs. Do they avoid applying for disability pay. Do they cheer up. If so then me didnt survive.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    I am a survivor, I left just over a month ago and I have fought hard to get myself back on top, I know it will take longer than this but already things are getting better and I am...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    This story is my own, I’m not telling it to get pity but cause it helps to talk about it and I know it can help others in the same situation or who have been there…. This is...
    chanjen chanjen 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I've been a cancer survivor for quite some time now. But for some reason, I've been really emotional about it lately. It's not really talking about my story that chokes me up, it's...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F Nov 19

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    I've always struggled with accepting that I have been abused. My mother was abusive and I cut her out of my life 5 years ago. My husband was also abusive. I never ended up in the...
    littlegiraffe13 littlegiraffe13 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    My cousin molested me since i was to young to remember. I started to realize it was wrong around the ages of 7-8. He slept over all the time practically lived with me. I started to...
    Prettygurl234 Prettygurl234 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 22

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    I am a survivor of rape. I will not specify at what age, how many people, or who did it. However, I am here to say I have recovered and am living my life the way I should be. I...
    soyacarton soyacarton 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I am a survivor. 3 months ago, my boyfriend of 5 years hung himself from a tree in our backyard while I sat on the couch. he had severe depression, and had been saying he was going...
    hollygee hollygee 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My dad was 59 yrs old and 1 week from retiring from his factory job he'd worked at for over 30 years. He had a massive stroke and almost died. My mom is an extroverted people...
    Ladyscorpioz Ladyscorpioz 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Can do all other strokes, kickboard drills, treading water and water jogging, but the butterfly is fantastic. Besides watching videos and practicing, are there some good tips so I...
    emeraldisles emeraldisles 16-17, F Nov 24

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    I was in the underground and it was a mess, with all the people clogging the wagon. There was this lady with a lovely humpy butt before me, so, just for the sake of doing it once...
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M