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Leah Fileman

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Leah Fileman lived a life that most people would envy: an enjoyable early retirement from an exciting career in management; a wonderful 25-year marriage to a terrific man; and a healthy body that she worked hard to keep fit and trim.

 

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Hi Leah. I live in Australia, and I always thought that my life pre stroke was one which anybody would be glad to have bee living, albeit it was very fast paced, and not a lot of ME time, but I did not want ME time since I did not, particularly, like my own company. It is, now, 15 years since the stroke, and, although I look like someone who has recovered, the damage the stroke did to my hypothalamus has caused terrible emotional problems that cannot be exercised away. I still suffer from shocking fatigue, and have, within the last year, figured that the stroke brought on Adrenal Failure, and this is what is causing the multiple miserable symptoms, that until now, both I, and ignorant doctors have blamed on the "all strokes are different" scenario. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get a specialist to consider anything excerpt "it is the stroke" so I am still trying to get treatment for the adrenal failure, at present.

I am just offering this to you, for consideration, if you still suffer from the terrible fatigue, which you have likely been advised is a common symptom of a stroke. Yes it is, but not ongoing for years. Looking at your life, and thinking of what mine was, I suspect that both of us may have been heading along the pathway to AF before we even had the stroke.

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Dear Maree: It's Christmas Day here in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and I just saw your reply to my member story. It was an Xmas gift for me to read it; thank you fo much. I just posted a couple blogs you might be interested in reading. It has been 5 1/2 years for me and so much has happened after I wrote my story that I want to do an addendum when things calm down for me. My husband of 27 years and major caregiver passed away "suddenly:- - 3 months, 3 weeks after diagnosed) which was a major upset for me and my emotions and recovery. I'm going to research adrenal failure as a possibility. I also feel we as a group of survivors know more than the doctors. I feel I'm getting back to "normal" HUH!!,whatever that is and hope to be driving in a few months. I would like to stay in touch with you; how about it? Happy Holidays and I hope 2012 will be a good year for us both. Hugs and Love, Leah (AZ_Leah

 

Hi Leah. I live in Australia, and I always thought that my life pre stroke was one which anybody would be glad to have bee living, albeit it was very fast paced, and not a lot of ME time, but I did not want ME time since I did not, particularly, like my own company. It is, now, 15 years since the stroke, and, although I look like someone who has recovered, the damage the stroke did to my hypothalamus has caused terrible emotional problems that cannot be exercised away. I still suffer from shocking fatigue, and have, within the last year, figured that the stroke brought on Adrenal Failure, and this is what is causing the multiple miserable symptoms, that until now, both I, and ignorant doctors have blamed on the "all strokes are different" scenario. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get a specialist to consider anything excerpt "it is the stroke" so I am still trying to get treatment for the adrenal failure, at present.

I am just offering this to you, for consideration, if you still suffer from the terrible fatigue, which you have likely been advised is a common symptom of a stroke. Yes it is, but not ongoing for years. Looking at your life, and thinking of what mine was, I suspect that both of us may have been heading along the pathway to AF before we even had the stroke.

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