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Had a stroke Labor Day 2010
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mrbogey56 posted:
The stroke attacked the right side which is affecting my left side. Have been rehabing every since, have recovered somewhat, can walk now unassisted, can take a shower(without falling) trying to get back to work, don't have insurance or no resources, can anyone tell me what I should look for next. Have applied Social Security disability benefits. Is there any available resources that can help me.
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Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
Unfortunately, yours is not an unusual situation. I am assuming you are not yet 65 years old and eligible for Medicare. If that is true the resources available to you will depend which State and City you live in. Try calling the social worker at your local hospital and ask if there is a State fund for rehabilitation or a local organization. The Easter Seals Foundation http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer can also be a good resource as can your local chapter of the American Stroke Association. You can go their website http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/ or call 1-888-478-7653. Find a local Stroke Support Group and ask what the other people in your situation have done. Good luck.


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