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Stroke Survivor - male
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  • Birthday 02/26/1964

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  1. I am sorry. I can do most of the stuff I used to do except for I am perpetually balloon headed and nauseous with bad temperament and fatigue. I guess everybody here must have their own set of challenges.
  2. Thank you. I just had a big interview yesterday, and I'm trying to get out of my current crappy place of employment.
  3. I am so sorry for your loss. It is very hard to slow down so much. I am glad you are pushing on. I hope things can improve with your shoulder. Russ.
  4. I am working part time. I get very motion sick at my job and am interviewing for a sedentary full-time job next week. I am missing close to 38% of my cerebellum. The kids can be intense, but they're all great kids.
  5. Thanks for the reply, Mac. I am really having difficulty controlling my emotions. I can be very rude when people are rude to me, but I exponentially amp up the rudeness. Sometimes when I am alone I will just swear over and over again for no particular reason. I often wonder if I am losing a hold on my sanity.
  6. Thank you for the response. I retreat into music when I want to wind down. I have many great headphones and digital high resolution music players. Don't feel bad about not being sympathetic, because I have total problems being sympathetic now to anybody. I will look into mindfulness and appreciate the information. Good luck with you and I hope you're able to maintain a really good client base and improve daily.
  7. One of my coworkers was saying how useless I was because I'm on a small route. I get accused of milking my stroke. My coordination, vision, hearing, and speech are fine. All of my deficits are mood, a balloon headed feeling, nausea, defensiveness, and anxiety. I have roughly 38% of my cerebellum and 5% of my brain stem damaged. It is kind of a miracle I can even walk or am alive. I also get motion sick and fatigued really easy.
  8. Hello, my name is Russ. I have a fair amount of stress in my life because I have a wife of 29 years, a 24 year old daughter, and 18 year old quadruplets. I had a massive cerebellar stroke two years ago from an arterial dissection. Now I feel anxious, angry, and depressed almost constantly. I can be very rude to people. The people at work have been positively horrible upon my return, and I've been pretty nasty in retaliation and even had 911 called once at work to have me removed.
  9. Thanks. I will do some research.
  10. Anxiety is VERY common after a stroke. Sometimes I will walk around in circles in the house for hours at a time. I know something that takes the anxiety away immediately, but unfortunately I work for a company that won't put up with that and it may not be legal in your state. Therefore I just suffer with the anxiety and try to make the best of it, because pharmaceuticals and I don't get along.
  11. My anxiety can be intense and it has been a little over the top. Very common. Be very careful with anxiety medications; some folks have bad reactions. My reaction to a common anxiety med resulted in a very rude, unpleasant occurrence.
  12. I usually do that when I'm alone in terms of swearing. I just find it odd that I do it so much. I am usually able to control it with conscious thought, unless I lose my temper then it just comes out. Some of my co-workers were very rude and condescending when I came back. They accused me of milking my situation. I have a lot of built-up animosity and I am rude to many of them right back. One of the my rudest co-workers threw his back out last week and I just laughed hysterically right at him. He looked at me like he wanted to kill me and I got supreme satisfaction out of it. Unfortunately my work place is filled with gossiping kindergarten-like adults who mistreat each other.