Stroke is no Joke...

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by stevo, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    Yeah, both are fine, not permanent damage, thank God.
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  2. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Synchromatic

    Jul 10, 2019
    NE Wisconsin, US
    Good to hear that speedy reaction and good care lead to her avoiding further difficulties.
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  3. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Glad it wasn't worse stevo!
    My mom had a bad stroke 15 years ago and my sister and I have been caregiving ever since.... Just fed her lunch.
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  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Steve, I'm so glad she has made it through OK. My best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
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  5. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    Thank you for posting this. The best advice is if you have any symptoms get help immediately. Do not google why you can't find the right words for describing things. Such as calling a guitar tuner an earthquake and such. You may not have any pain at all with a stroke. It can also be an ocular migraine. I had the first one 10 years ago couldn't think of the word "band practice" and other words were like salad mouth. Since I didn't have any pain, I sat there googled and researched what was happening to me. Until my wife and daughter and law said you are going to emergency now. If emergency hears the word stroke you are put in the front of the line immediately. Fortunately for me it was diagnosed as an ocular migraine or a slight possibility of a TIA Transient Ischemic attack temporary symptom that mimic a stroke. IF YOU DON'T GET ANYTHING ELSE OUT OF THIS DISCUSSION GET THIS!!!!!! IF YOU EVEN THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE GET TO EMERGENCY OR CALL 911 ASAP.
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  6. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Dude - that's rough. Just took care of my mom in law for three years before her passing two years ago. She had had a stroke and wasn't a heavy burden on us, but required a good bit of physical care. I know the feeling.
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  7. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    TIAs are no joke either - if you have them, your chance of stroke is much hither. Good that your wife and daughter in law encouraged you to get help asap. No doctor will yell at you for discovering that it was "only a complex migraine". There is no such thing as migraine, TIA or vaso-constrictive syndrome when you're having symptoms. They're all a stroke until you find out other wise!

    Sounds like you're okay - glad of it!
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  8. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010

    You and your wife are in our prayers. Thank you for sharing this, if it helps one person it will be well worth it. You are correct, quick response is the key. We keep the warnings signs posted on our fridge, and on the fridge of my parents.
    • Sudden onset of weakness or numbness on one side of the body.
    • Sudden speech difficulty or confusion.
    • Sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes.
    • Sudden onset of dizziness, trouble walking or loss of balance.
    • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

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  9. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Thanks mate. I'm so thankful to right now be among the fortunate ones. We are living proof that quick action and a good treatment center make all the difference. Good post!
  10. CBHScott

    CBHScott Electromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    Central OH
    Stevo, my best to your wife, and glad she is recovering.

    My best also to all those affected.
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  11. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I met a woman who had a stroke after having chiropractic treatment on her neck. Scary.
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  12. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Thank god it turned out so well. I had a longtime client who was an absolute raw nerve, constantly swinging moods, routine emotional outbursts. A few years ago he suffered a pretty severe stroke. After that, he was a completely different person. He was okay physically and seemed to be all there cognitively, at least superficially, but his personality was unrecognizable. Mellow as could be, completely docile. If a stroke didn't sound appealing to me in the first place, adding that dimension makes one that more frightening.
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  13. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Wow that is terrible but so happy you guys acted as quick as you did, wishing your wife all the best to make that extra .5% and back to full health in no time.
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  14. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    oh my gosh. I wonder how that happened.
  15. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Yea, it can change personality for sure. It can also cause docile and kind folks to become moody and irritable.
  16. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    Ok, this is where the former paramedic brow beats everybody. Take the initial post here and attach it to your refrigerator. Then take a second copy and staple it to your forehead. It is possible to get better from a stroke. It is also possible to NOT get better from a stroke. If you're waiting for early symptoms to get serious, that is a faulty approach. There are often no symptoms until you find yourself face down on the front porch. It is also a LOT of work for a loved one to take care of a stroke victim. And finally, imagine life trying to play your favorite Gretsch with one hand.

    Guys - my wife just had a stroke Friday night. I'll fast forward to say that she is 99.5% better and home already which is amazing. But it was a massive scare and a huge wake up call.

    We are very fortunate to have a best friend who is chief of cardiology at best stroke hospital in town, so we knew where to go and how to react. This place has the ability to go in and remove a brain clot but we didn't need that.

    We got her there within an hour and she was treated right away and it resolved quickly. Her symptoms were speech confusion - both speaking and understanding. Scary to think it could have been permanent.

    So by way of a public service announcement - be ready for this folks. You only have a 2-5 hour window for treatment. Know the symptoms and don't hesitate if you see symptoms. I know too many people who decided to "wait and see if it gets worse" and they're now living with permanent impairment. Catch this early enough and most of the time you end up with little to no lasting effects.

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  17. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Prayers for a quick recovery and a complete healing!
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  18. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Best wishes to all who are navigating the scary inequities of the "other side of the hill", either as a victim, caregiver, or beloved family member. I was hoping the thread would be about the Billy Squier song.
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  19. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Gospel mate. Gospel.
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  20. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Thanks, also, for the important information.
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