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  1. Welcome to the club Its a club no one wanted to join but it chose us so are we lucky or Fed up, I don't know. Read lots and when you think you have it figured out read some more, there are lots of people that are smarter than some Dr's here Live your life the best you can because its out of our hand's in other words don't worry about it as long as your seeing your Dr and taking your med's and stopping anything that could make it worse. Good luck and welcome aboard Ed
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    Ana That is a tough call, it depends on so many things, have you given any thought on something you could do from home that way you are always there just in case. I wish I could be of more help but only you know what you feel conformable or can do, something will come to mind you will find the perfect opportunity to have a career but be there when someone need you. Never give up. Ed
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    Willis I took my first toke in 1976 age 14 and was done playing with it by 1978 remember that was the rage back then, I did not like the feeling, I like being in control of myself and only found it to help in acceptance in school or fitting into the crowd and with the girls. I was immature but that's what you call growing up. I never had an attitude or anxiety problems , most people today cant handle anything unless it goes there way 100% of the time. As far as sleeping all I know is as soon as my head hits the pillow i'm out like a light and sleep 8-9 hours. Pain management ????????, I rarely took anything because I never had any pain as in headaches, heartburn or ????????? and rarely got sick. Today at 57 and after I had my stroke I take two pills twice a day for my type II Diabetes and one baby aspirin and that's all. My doctor told me before he passed away that there are no drugs that will heal what the stroke has taken away, a part of my brain had died and nothing is going to bring it back, sure other parts of the brain may help out some but it might take years for this to happen or not happen, this is the best its going to be. I have offered my new Dr's and others in the medical field if they have a secret drug that could make me 60-70% of my former self I would give them my house complete and walk away from it because I still have that desire to be successful and could do it again even at my age, its just money, all I want is to have the old Ed back but that's not going to happen because the Stroke took something that can not be fixed, sure it depends on how severe the stroke was and where in the brain it happened. I hope i'm talking out my ass on this subject and i'm proven wrong, CBD is the wonder drug that so many are stating , remember i'm just a stupid Electrician but its been almost 3 years now and S.O.S., I just want the dizziness to end. I get up everyday hoping will it change today ...........NOPE The only thing changing is my age Sorry for the long vent and Willis it it helps you out keep doing what your doing. Remember " A man has got to know his limitations " an old quote from one of my favorites Clint Eastwood Ed
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    Willis...................question is does it help you ???????
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    I hope everyone that chose to try CBD products has great results, i'm no Dr just i'm just a stupid Electrician trying to enjoy the new me Ed
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    Hi Yes I too am late to the party. For gods sake listen to your Dr unless your a Dr yourself trying to treat your self, after words keep listening to your Dr Ed
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    Alan You are right but we did not have a concussion..............................................................we had a stroke and everyone stroke is different. My Dr told me before he passed last year that strokes are nasty, parts of our brain have died and it depends on so many things, basically its a case by case scenario and if you were lucky or not kinda like Luke Perry.................were all here so we were the lucky ones, my Dr also told me there is not enough clinical studies on CBD and stroke recovery, he said it will take years and the reason its legal is states are only looking at the tax revenue generated and not if it really does help. I hope i'm wrong but what if i'm not, only time will tell. Good luck with your and all the boards members stroke recovery. Never give up. Ed
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    Tracy If you ever feel good enough to travel I would hire you in a second to help decorate this dump of mine Your place looks great , enjoy it Ed
  9. Well I have to say things have changed for the better in my life the last few days. I had my right hip replaced 7-30-19, my surgery was at 9:30 and walked on it at 1:30, I was released at 2:45 so getting my bad hip taken care of was something I have been waiting on for about 8 mounts but what I never expected was a change is my eye sight, If I look to the left its normal but if I look to the right it seems to not focus and makes me dizzy and feel bad ????????? Why, I found that there were no pills that helped and going to eye therapy was a waste of time or was it ????? whats strange is I tried looking to the right a few days ago and guess what no more bouncing, I can focus now what the hell happened, I don't think it had anything to do with my hip replacement and personally I don't care. I'm thinking it was strictly coincidental, the vision is not perfect but before my hip replacement I would say my vision looking to the right was a 1-2 now its 8 so my point of telling everyone is don't give up, i'm not out of the woods yet but its looking promising. I sure would like to ask Kelly her thoughts so if your out there look me up, I have lots of questions. Ed
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    Yes Happy Anniversary and sorry I was late acknowledging it Ed
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    Ruby I can't add anything that other's haven't said, all I can say is sit back and read and read some more and when your tired or confused take a break but ask questions..........lots of them. May I ask how you are doing at 5 years, have you learned any tricks or lessons you care to share with the rest of us ????????????? Hope to chat with you soon Don't give up no matter what Again welcome to the club Ed
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    Mary Tell me this can your husband walk, run do some or all of the things he did before the stroke ???????, does he still work, how long has it been since the stroke, the first 90 days are where you get most of what you had prior to the stroke back but everyone is different as are the type's and severity of the stroke. His life has been turned up side down and he is along for the ride of his life only problem its like ground hog day, only thing that changes is the calendar, not fun at all and sometimes nothing to look forward to. When I was at CNS in Bakersfield I had two room mates, one was a college professor 71 and the stroke made him seem like a little mouse, you could have woke him in the middle of the night and said Dennis its time for your bath and all he would do was lower his head and quietly say ok the reason I mention that is they tried that with me at 10:30 at night and I told them to stick it in there ass and get out of my room, point is every stroke patient reacts to there stroke differently. There are times I wish the stroke took my mind and just made me like Dennis a piece of clay, mold me into what ever they want and other times I wish the stroke had taken me away. All I can say its I wake up every morning hoping today things are going to change or get back to normal but I have been waiting 2 1/2 years and still SOS, now that's sucks. I know your having a hard time, so is he............ only difference is you can leave and still have your mind where he's on his own broken and stuck on this shity ride called life. I got left 4 weeks after I got out of Bakersfield and have been on my own for the last year and this is not what I worked my ass of to have after my stroke but that's just my view Its a hard decision and no one can make it but you ?????????? Good luck Ed
  13. Hi Paul Best one is Strokes SUCK
  14. becky1 Hate to say it but it's out of our hands other than living a healthy life style, don't let the hiccups make you crazy or sick just live life one day at a time and be happy your still with us Ed
  15. Deigh I wish the medical world would put in the time and effort for stroke research and recovery as they have for HIV I'm not saying to forget the HIV world but the consequences for HIV are very preventable where as strokes pick people for assorted reasons , some brought on by life style's and others are just the luck of the draw. Ed