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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2019, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Unpleasent news

On Feb 26 I suffered a mild stroke. Some effect on left side (reduced sensory perception and vision (It's called left neglect) . Simple tasks are challenging. A friend is coming over tomorrow to assist with a water change.

I'll be out of hand for awhile till the recovery progresses. Prognosis is good, but the main factor will be time.

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Very sorry to hear of your situation. Good to read you have some help available to help as needed. Major medical can be a real bummer - been down that road myself.
Certainly take what time is needed - we will always be here to support as needed.


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Sorry to hear . Like Immortal1 I have had major medical issues and the recovery is the thing . Prayers you will be ok and hang in there .

My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .

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Please take care and hoping you have a very swift recovery!
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Very sorry to hear that.

Almost exactly a year ago I was in intensive care for a week. Seems like a distant memory now.

Time does heal.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.


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Wow Pat, sorry to hear about this news. I wish you a quick recovery and I hope your health and normal life return back soon. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Wishing you a speedy recovery. Get well soon!
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That is rough indeed. Good wishes and prayers and hope you recover soon!
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Best of luck for a full and speedy recovery.
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My wife is helping me with this response. I would like to thank everyone for the encouragement and kind words. I am too pig-headed to let this keep me down for long and I don't like to lose. Thanks again. C-140
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Best wishes for a quick and speedy recovery my friend.
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i am so sorry to hear it 😞 it's really tough. my mother suffered a stroke over a year ago and she has left side neglect too. her vision and movement of her left side has been compromised, lots of numbness and neuropathy. i assist her with various tasks daily. i hope you can get physical therapy to help with some of the symptoms! good luck.
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i am so sorry to hear it 😞 it's really tough. my mother suffered a stroke over a year ago and she has left side neglect too. her vision and movement of her left side has been compromised, lots of numbness and neuropathy. i assist her with various tasks daily. i hope you can get physical therapy to help with some of the symptoms! good luck.
Your mother is fortunate to have you. I don't know what I would have done without my wife. Just celebrated 36 on 3/19.

Had PT and OT Monday and go back Friday.

One of the oddest things is the fatigue. this thing will just wear you out for no apparent reason.

BTW That friend I mentioned came over Saturday and we got the water change done. plants and fish are all fine.
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Thought I 'd pass on an update. I've 'graduated from phyisical therapy but still have some occupational therapy to go. I see a local neurologist tomorrow for an eval.

For the interested my wife and I have been able to keep up with tank maintenance and water changes.

I'm getting around the house without aids and a little sensation seems to be coming back on the left, but the left foot still feels like it's had a full load of novocaine.

More time I guess.

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