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  1. My husband has this in the lower right side of each eye. I researched an expensive and time consuming program his neuro opthamologist recommended and which is office was profiting from. There was little that was convincing me that it was worth the money or extensive time involved in trying to accomplish something with it. I think at best there are OTs who have ways to help you figure out how to compensate. It may still be a challenge and tiring though to deal with it. But I'd check in with some OTs about it.
  2. My husband had a seizure about 4-6 months after his stroke. It is apparently quite common, actually part of the healing process, brought about by the healing, though they aren't good, so they're generally dealt with with medication. Sometimes it's hard to find the right medication but they hit on an effective one right away for his and he has not had a recurrence. He is still on the medication and I sometimes wonder if it's still necessary.
  3. Interesting show, but I'm waiting for more studies, more information.
  4. Absolutely, a person running these HBOT units needs to be qualified. That's a good point. I had assumed this person was qualified, without asking. The man that was running the HBOT unit we were using WAS qualified. And he a qualified person or two that would give him a break from this routine too. It was a group unit.
  5. I wasn't convinced based on the what I'd read, but for one thing, it's a very expensive treatment to do research on. There are several books out on it. I took my husband to a center in Canada that is not longer around, and he had 2 treatments 7 days a week for five weeks as well as a type of PT. I am pretty convinced that the hyperbaric oxygen treatment helped, for him, more cognitively and speech wise than anything else. He did make some progress with his walking too, but then, he was getting regular treatment with that too. I don't think one treatment would probably do much, but if it's for free, why not!
  6. My husband has been using one for about a year. He could never use a full walker as he has no use of his right arm basically, just his left. We had tried for a long time to use four footed canes, but he finds the hemi-walker gives him a lot more security. It's smaller than a full walker. I'd recommend it.
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