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Stroke Survivor - male
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  1. Russ

    Going back to work can be frustrating. Where I work, they aren't interested in my health, and they are always trying to get me to do more than I should. One day it resulted in me flipping out and my boss calling 911. Now, I just tell them no I'm not helping any extra and if you force my hand, then I'll go on family leave.
  2. I'm still having dreams but my head started feeling different about 6 weeks ago and I'm 3 years out for my stroke. The anxiety is overwhelming and the anger about my work situation. I need Valium!
  3. There are days I honestly wish I had not survived, but I just keep working through those feelings.
  4. My first Dream since my stroke... And it was a weird one
  5. I have ignored these people or removed them from my life, including family. I'm sorry, I don't need their crap. I have better things to do... my parents don't get it, but my sister does and she is good enough in terms of having family around. With the rest of the family, I am cordial but distant.
  6. I did lose some of my peripheral vision in the right eye
  7. The same thing happened to me. My dad told me he didn't want to hear about my stroke, because it was in the past. I was pretty angry for a long time. The first 7 months after my stroke I literally wanted to murder someone, anyone. I locked myself up in the room with my dog because I would have probably not been very nice to my wife or five kids. I have 18 year old quadruplets and a 24 year old daughter. I had people at work making fun of me because I was on reduced hours. My boss where I work had to call 911 on me one day because he thought I was going to get violent. My mood sucked until just about 2 weeks ago or 3 weeks ago. That was the last thing to fall into place. The fatigue was probably second to last to leave. That has only been a few months, and I am over 2 1/2 years out.
  8. I know it's hard, but try to stay positive. I believe that truly helps. I am uncertain as to what your symptoms are from the stroke, but for me it was balloon headedness and nausea.
  9. Ed, I hope you are wrong about that. I know everybody is different, but it took me about three years to feel my best. Get headphones and listen to music a lot. I have read that that really helps the brain after injury. I have various audio players, and listened to music pretty much constantly while I was flat on my back.
  10. How long has it been? It took about a year and 4 months for my dizziness to go away. After that I felt balloon headed for another year and nauseous.
  11. I hope and pray you can run again. Set your mind to it and it just may happen!
  12. The only problem is, now I have a bulging disc in my neck so I'm not able to head bang like I used to. Kind of sad, but hey, we all get older don't we?
  13. I have nailed antisocial down to a fine science and pristine art. There is nothing better and putting on something loud and obnoxious to block the world out like possibly Megadeth, Slayer, or some other intense form of music from Days Gone By LOL
  14. My doctors are actually a little surprised that I'm walking as well as I do. I can stand on one leg for several minutes even though I'm missing much of what used to help balance me. I honestly don't understand how it is happening. I will take anything I get as being grateful for it.