Friday, 17 January 2014

Living with a stroke

After 3.5 months in hospital I have now been home for 2 weeks. My walking is slowly improving, my swallow maybe a little better but the worst aspect is still feeling very giddy and unsteady when  moving.  Although I feel I am "on the mend" I must learn to take things a step at a time and not expect overnight miracles


UPDATE Jan 25th:  It is now 3 weeks since I have been home.The promised visits from the Community Stroke Team have NOT happened and I'm unable to contact them as their lines go unanswered or get disconnected. Do they even know about me? Yet again poor  NHS communication is the issue. They need to fix this fast.

3 comments:

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  2. Steve,

    My most supportive friends throughout my illness were, by your narrow thinking, "heathens" and unsaved. I prefer to judge people by deeds and action rather than negative and narrow thinking and so called Christian actions that are often hollow. My most supportive friends were not church people at all, just good,kind and loving people.

    No more such comments please.

    Regards
    Roger

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  3. Roger, I have been suffering from giddiness and unsteadiness ever since my brain operations. I haven't found confirmation of this but I guess it is one of the after effects of brain surgery.

    I have been referred to a physiotherapist who has given me a set of exercise to do to "challenge my semse of balance." They must be working as I am getting better at doing them, though I am still more oinfident with Olga's supporting arm.

    Keep on getting better Best wishes and 73

    Julian, G4ILO

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