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rogerwegner

Stroke Survivor - male
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About rogerwegner
 
 
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  • Birthday 06/26/1938
 
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  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
    05-28-2014
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    roger
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  1. I had a major surgery a year ago. It was a whipple procedure for precancerous lesion in the pancreas. After surgery the anasthesiologist told me after being out for six hours I would see some reappearance of my stroke deficits. He was right. I had to start over with my balance and walking skills. Now after a year of healing and more therapy I am back to where I was after three years of therapy for my brainstem stroke.
  2. rogerwegner

    My stroke was also in the Pons. It was in May of 2014. My main defecit is that I walk with a stagger and going up or down stairs is slow and wobbly. I still have periods of fatigue in the afternoon. I also have a heightened startle response that does not seem to improve. I find that a pair of hiking poles helps a lot when walking on uneven ground or when I am in crowd. Good luck with your recovery. I am back to work part time as a upholsterer. I can do about four hours and then I am done. I am self-employed so the boss is understanding. Roger
  3. rogerwegner

    I also had my PFO closed after my stroke. It has been good after the closure. I no longer have low blood oxygen levels after exercise and I am no longer short of breath, It to a 35mm device to close the hole. You are lucky to have it repaired while you are young. They initially turned me down because I was too old, but I was insistent and they finally relented. I did not feel like hanging it up at 73. I felt that after the stroke at 71 and a good rehab I was feeling good for more years. I am back working as an upholsterer about half time.
  4. Happy Birthday rogerwegner!

    1. rogerwegner

      rogerwegner

      Thank you, For my birthday i received two coronary artery stents. The process included a repeat of some of my worst stroke symptoms. I had very painful leg spasms that morphine would not relieve. Luckily I remembered Robaxin from my stroke rehab, that finally had a calming effect. It seems that we are never done with the struggle. There is always a new test. Keep strong, Roger

       

  5. Welcome to the forums rogerwegner :)