STROKE

I HATE THAT MY HAVING A STROKE HAS THRUST US INTO BEFRIENDING THE ELDERLY’NOTHING AGAINST ELDERLY PEOPLE, BUT I’M IN MY EARLY 30S & WOULD LIKE YOUNGER COUPLES 2 HANG OUT WITH, DESPITE BEING HANDICAPPED! I WILL ‘GROW INTO’ OLDER FRIENDS AS WE ALL GROW OLDER. IT SEEMS HARD 2 understand THAT stroke survivors r not all 80 year olds in nursing homes. SINCE MY DOUBLE VISION MAKES IT HARD, I HAD CARA, MY CARETAKER/PERSONAL ASST., READ SOME OF MY YAHOO SUPPORT GROUP 2 ME. SHE COULDN’T GET OVER HOW YOUNG WE WERE! MOST HAD THEIR STROKES IN THEIR 20S, & I RECENTLY LEARNED A GIRL WAS 7 yearS old WHEN SHE STROKED! OF COURSE, THERE R ALL KINDS OF STROKES, & FEW SEEM AS SERIOULY AFFECTED AS ME, BUT IT’S NICE 2 KNOW THAT MANY SURVIVORS OF STROKE, AFTER 15 YRS., R STILL PROGRESSING/RECOVERING! ANOTHER MYTH IS THAT 2 HAVE A STROKE, U HAVE BAD HEALTH. WRONG. I WAS PERFECCTLY HEALTHY. I NEVER SMOKED OR DRANK. I HAD NO WARNING SIGNS. MAYBE SOMEDAY I WILL POST WHAT HAPPENED, BUT THE DOCTORS NEVER FOUND A CAUSE.

One comment

  1. Jenny…
    my niece is coming on her 1 yr anniversary of her stroke (brain stem)on 10/30/05. She was 24 yrs old, whe was also treated at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr.DeGeorgia…we do live in Ohio, about 1 hr south of Cleveland. She is recovery little by little just as you are…and you are right, not only the old have strokes and it seems you hear more and more of younger people having strokes. She has a whole in her heart and they assume she threw a clot that way. She is home and doing therapy at Edwin Shaw. You both have come a long way with recovery and are still making progress. Keep up the good work, I check your website often. She also has a site: http://www.crissywilcox.com May god bless you and your family!

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