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    Mild stroke Oct 24, 2016, recovery and miracle
    An_267718 posted:
    a year before the mild stroke, I had a peripheral vision episode. the surrounding view darkened and I suspected a stroke and walked in to ER and though doctor did not confirm it, as my tests were fine, except for elevated cholesterol. Two weeks prior to 10/24/2015, I felt minute head rushes every other day and noticed when I picked up a call, by voice was throaty. Each time I felt the head rush, I popped in 2-3 Aspirins and I don't know if it helped. Went to my primary care for check, had cardiogram and given slips for MRI, cat scan and carotid scan. I couldn't get an appointment until 2 weeks after. A week after, got up from bed and my whole body was falling on left. I still went shopping, had a meal and afternoon, I thought of walking in to ER and was admitted already and confirmed it was a mild TIA stroke and in ICU 5 days before moving to rehab. My vision, my speech and walking were affected, and rehabbed for a month. It helped to read info in the net to understand what helps. I worked out my eyes right away and got rid of double-vision by working out my eyes, which I learned in the net and your tube. So amazed how rehab worked, even with just an hour 2x a day. I posted in fb my progress to my friends, and my social interaction and support from them was very helpful, I felt loved! I live alone and my family is in another country and my only contact with everyone was fb. My faith helped me too. I also listened to stroke recovery music in you tube as I lay down in hospital bed. I still listen to Powerful Brain recovery music all the time. I went back to work in Dec 12, 2015 already, and was ER 3x since for problems with potassium, dehydration and electrolytes imbalance. Recovering form stroke has been a learning experience for me and I hope to share these. I feel my body was reset inside after it was shocked by the mild stroke. I am very grateful for everything I have and I am still a work in progress, and will keep working on myself. A month ago, I felt as if an ant was crawling on my temple and it was actually inside my head. I read all sorts of stuff about it, some weird and gross. I just observed it and washed my head more often, just in case. The feeling of crawling was mild on other parts, mainly on side and sometimes I felt as if dirt or hair fell on my eyelid eye and I would try to remove it, but I learned it was nerve issue. whatever it was, it disappeared, and just occasional. The main problem I have now is a very sharp nerve pain from my 2nd toe on right foot, to my leg and above knee. I massage it and rest when I can stand it. I have limitations on my ability to walk, my pain starts and I can't go on. All in all, I am very lucky to be mobile, functioning normal at work. I am very careful though, as I was told within 2 years, there could still be a likelihood of a repeat stroke that can be stronger. Thank GOD I am still able and can support my family.

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