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Life After A Stroke Archives

I am back again

Well, my son, his girlfriend, and their six kids were with me for 9 months.  That was the most horrific 9 months of my life.  My landlord wanted me to purchase the house at first I said yes but then I said no.  You should have seen my house it was like a roach haven in there.  I just couldn’t take it anymore I had to ask them to leave.  The little girl who was 2 years old kept hitten me everytime she went past me.  I just cried and cried all the time.  The kids would act like I wasn’t there.  They would go outside at 9:00 or 10:00 at night and they would say that they were going to visit their friends.  I wouldn’t let them have any friends over to my house not ever and they thought that was crazy.  I said there was already 6 of you kids what would I do with friends too.   When they left for one night the mother went to the hospital for a couple of days and when they let her out they came right back to my house.  I said no you can’t stay here so they went to a hotel and one sometimes two of the girls came back to go to school.  Then my son and his son came back for what reason I can’t tell you but they came anyway and then one girl and sometimes two girls came to go to school.

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Stroke victims are disabled too!

Hello to all, I would like to tell a story on an issue that most people don’t want to consider as being an illness. A few years ago, my aunt Gwen had a stroke and like most people with not much knowledge as to what that truly mean. I felt sad for her, but went on with my daily activities as if she would recover easily from a cold. It wasn’t until a friend invited me down to North Carolina for a visit that I had the chance to drive to her house in South Carolina to see her. It still didn’t hit me that her condition was far more worse that I thought, until I decided to stay with her for a few weeks. As I watched her move along her house trying to live a normal everyday life. I noticed how much this stroke has taken a serious hold of her. Her balance is off when she walks, she can’t remember much of anything from the past, her speech is slurred and so she cry while trying to explain a topic or just from a simple question asked. Suddenly, my sadness became fear. I was struck with a harsh reality that her life would never be the same. She doesn’t talk, walk or think the way she use too and I am stared for her. I watched a strong, funny and well rounded woman, change to a woman who has no control over her emotions, as well as her mobile skills. I know that some people really don’t take stroke victims as being disabled. They believe that just as long as they could speak, walk and make sense of some things, then they are not considered to be disabled. I say this, because I talked to my aunt Gwen about finding certain services that can come in her home to help out. Her responds was “I wouldn’t be qualified for that.” It is a shame how our agencies do not take a strong look at victims of a stroke. Well to all of you out there who truly believes that, I am here to say that you can not possibly know until you are physically around a stroke victim. This is a true illness and as soon as we all take a true look at it, then we can learn how to treat it as a disability. I hope this small blog help bring awareness! God Bless!

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I was in the hospital!

Wednesday morning 9/29/10, I took my husband to work and when I

came back home, I was still feeling tired. I tested my sugar that morning

and it was 120. So I figured it would be alright for me to go sleep for a

couple of hours so I went to sleep and woke up about 10:00 or 10:30

that morning and I went to the kitchen to make me some juice and as I

was trying to open it to start making the juice I felt lightheaded and I fell

out. I knew I could not stay on the floor because I didn’t want no

grasshoppers or roaches or anything else crawling on me so I got up. I

don’t know how I did it but I got up off that floor. I went and got into

the bed and I must have passed out. My husband found me on the bed

and called the ambulance. I did not know anything until 11:00 or 12:00

that night that’s when I came too. Thats when it began, the medicine,

blood pressure, blood work, food, sugar shot, it just goes on and on.

Well, I was on my way back from recovery. At first the doctors thought

that I was having another stroke but after the test and all that they saw

that it wasn’t a stroke. I had peumonia. I knew I a had a cold, coughing

sometime, but I thought it was going away. I didn’t know that it turned

into peumonia. They checked out my heart, it was fine. Then my foot

was still hurting from the fall but they didn’t know that because I was

unconscious at the time when I came in. Then when I had to get ready

to go donstairs I told them that my foot was hurting and I could not

stand on it. So they eventually gave me a boot to put on my foot and so

it would not move around all the time. On Thursday, we had a bible

study in the hospital and everybody came to read their bible with me. It

was the most exciting thing that happen to me. What seemed like a life

time to me, they finally let me go home. My recovery was not from a

stroke, but from peumonia and a fractured foot. But it was a recovery.

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