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Sep 02, 2017

spasticity problems

Question: How can I correct my spasticity, balance and initiation of walking upon standing? I had a hemorrhagic stroke. Answer: You can read about spasticity

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Sep 02, 2017

massive stroke with bone removed to relieve pressure

Question My husband suffer a massive stroke and had his bone removed from the right side. He had a tracheotomy. He can speak words with the speaking valve

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Jul 29, 2017

Intracranial hemorrhage

Question: My dad suffered from an intracranial hemorrhage 3 years his right back is paining and that pain goes to his feet his full right side

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Jul 28, 2017

Post stroke father refers to left arm as child

Question: My father is 3 yrs post stroke with left side paralysis. He refers to his affected arm as her/him. He asks child questions and talks to arm

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Jul 28, 2017

Intensive Rehab

Question: My mom had a massive hemorrhagic stroke 3 months ago and I need help to determine a care plan and course of action to rehabilitate her to the

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May 04, 2017

Botox and therapy/exercise that work, at least for me

Hello In conjunction with botox injections, I have therapy to work on my affected arm hand and fingers. I have found thru experience that this process

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May 04, 2017

Sensory overload

Question: I've had 2 hemorrhagic basal ganglia strokes 7 weeks ago. I'm in OT and speech therapy and doing well but I can't handle too much stimulus! Busy

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Apr 27, 2017


QuestionHow do you deal with a 75 year old man who had a severe stroke, who is about 7 yrs old in his brain and he can barely move but runs off every chance

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Apr 27, 2017

Recumbent Cross Trainer (bike)

The total body exercise, combined with the stability provided in the seat, was Priceless! I have relapses, so this is a must have for my home. It quickly

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Apr 04, 2017

Walking challenges

Question: I suffered a stroke 5 years ago. I had a heart transplant 3 years ago and did my rehab post-transplant. After a year I was released as functional

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Apr 04, 2017

Electrical muscle stimulation

Question: My husband has no movement in his left arm or hand after suffering a stroke in March of this year. We are thinking of purchasing a muscle stimulator.

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Apr 04, 2017

surgery to regain use of hand

Question: I had my stroke 4 years ago and lost the use of my left leg, arm and hand although I am now able to walk a little with the aid of a stick. My

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Apr 04, 2017

Hand Swelling

Question:My fingers are swollen. What do I do about it? It swelled about 4 weeks after my stroke. I've had x-rays and they said there was nothing to see.

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Apr 04, 2017

Help for my son after two massive strokes age 40

Question: Where can I find shoes for my son that his right side is paralyzed? Where can I find help for him for his memory loss, reading, writing and loss

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Apr 04, 2017

Depressed Mother of a 26 year old.

Question: My daughter suffered a brain aneurysm 4 years ago the worst time in my life. From one min of being a normal 21 year old working, driving living

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Apr 04, 2017

Hemiparesis Exercise Program

Question: I have a left hemiparesis from an embolic stroke in 1998. My arm is completely paralyzed but I can walk with a quad cane or hemi walker. My question

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Apr 04, 2017

Problems with numbers and time spans

Question: My husband's stroke was five months ago. He has lost the use of his left side and is unable to swallow. I was relieved that his memory and

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Apr 04, 2017

Word Recall

Question: My mom had a small stroke last fall, and it affected her word recall, especially under stress. Her conversation is normal, but she cannot recall

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Apr 04, 2017

Knee weakness after a stroke

Question: I had a stroke eight year ago, was paralyzed on my right side which resolved after the better part of a year. I was left with this residual

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Apr 04, 2017

Apathy - How To Treat?

Question: My wife had her 2nd left side stroke 2 1/2 years ago. She has lost about 50 lbs and has almost no interest in eating. She is content to sit

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