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  1. hilltopshadow

    Like other people have said, your brain is still healing so nothing you're going through now will necessarily be permanent. The main thing is just don't give up!! January 2 will be 6 months for me. This message board is the best thing I've found since I had my stroke.
  2. hilltopshadow

    Welcome mac!!! This site and the people are amazing! I hate that any of us have to go through these things but it's so nice to know there's a place to go and talk to people that understand. To know that no we're not crazy. This emotional lability is a real thing. It helped me so much to know that I'm not losing my mind and what I'm going through has a name. Hope otherwise you're doing well. How long ago was your stroke if you don't mind me asking?
  3. hilltopshadow

    So so true Deigh!!
  4. hilltopshadow

    Babsbusy I am so glad my post helped you. This site has helped me so much!!!
  5. hilltopshadow

    I would welcome some of that laughter right about now!! I'm so over the crying all the time for no reason and anger outbursts out of nowhere!!!
  6. hilltopshadow

    ksmith I just saw your question. I'm sorry!! I'm a nurse at a doctors office, so having the issues with my eyesight stopped me in my tracks! I've been a nurse for 24 years and worked at the office for 11 years. My fellow nurses have pitched in even the doctor I work for and front desk. I really have an amazing job and am so thankful for it 😊
  7. hilltopshadow

    Thank you all so much for the comments!! I was very fortunate to be able to go back to work so soon. Maybe too soon actually =/ Idk but I feel like I'm doing ok. I have an amazing work family that does everything within their power to help me and let me work at my own pace. I still have some issues that I'm trying to work through. It's like I'm trying to live my life like I did before my stroke but I know i can't. I'm not the same person that I was. I just want things to be "normal" again. If I get the least little bit lightheaded, I'm scared to death that I'm having another stroke. That's how my stroke happened-lightheaded/dizzy then no peripheral vision. Will this be "the big one?" Now this emotional thing is going on. But I'm so thankful for you all and letting me know that it is a real thing and that I'm not crazy. Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and letting me vent about my issues 😊
  8. hilltopshadow

    Thank you Becky and Lenni. I thank God for the day I found this site. I had no idea that what I'm going through is a real post-stroke thing. I just thought I'd post about it and see if possibly anyone else had had a similar experience. I'm so thankful for you all!!
  9. hilltopshadow

    Thank you!! I really thought I was losing my mind!! I was never like this before. My husband said he had noticed it also, after I asked him. He knew better than to bring it up on his own. Lol! Thank you all for letting me know I'm not crazy and this is a real thing!!
  10. hilltopshadow

    Thank you so much!!! I was seriously wondering if I was losing my mind. I'm sorry you've had to go through this but your comment has made me feel so much better. Thank you.
  11. Hello!! I have a question for my fellow stroke survivors. Were your emotions all over the place after your stroke? I'm almost to the 3 month mark after my stroke and I've been back to work a month so things should be good for me, right? Well they are going pretty good but I am so emotional it's not even funny. I've always been a crier but not like this. I cry at the drop of a hat. I don't just cry about stroke related things either. I cry over everything. And if I'm not crying I'm angry or sad or whatever. I'm just so emotional and not necessarily in a good way. You've all told me more than once to not push myself and I wonder if maybe that's what I've done and am doing. Idk but I don't like it!! I just want to be myself, the pre-stroke me. I know that's not an option though. I'm not the same person that I was. Just an FYI: my stroke was in my cerebellum, in the part of the brain that affects my vision. It also could've affected balance, coordination and speech so I'm very blessed in that respect. Just wish I knew what was wrong with me and how to fix it. Thanks for listening and thanks in advance for any advice you may give---Glenda
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