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  1. EllenSeniuk

    Well, we got the Botox a few days ago. His problem was excess tone in the hand making it too difficult for me to apply the SaeboFlex for his hand exercises. While his hand still curls into a fist, it is now a loose fist and easily uncurls with assistance. Now hopefully the Flex will help in returning some hand function. No guarantees but “nothing ventured, nothing gained”.
  2. EllenSeniuk

    Hi. Husband had MCA ischemic stroke 2/17. Received tpa and then had it reversed for thrombectomy. Had small hemorrhagic stroke from procedure. Long story short, ended up left sided weakness, short term memory deficit, personality changes and no use of left hand. Unfortunately 4 months post stroke had 7 minute grand meal seizure and has continued to have them periodically. On a boatload of meds which cause him to be sleep and irritable. Anyone else dealing with this?
  3. EllenSeniuk

    Husband 14 months post ischemic stroke and with no movement/lots of tone to left hand. Scheduled for Botox injection next week. Also using the Saebo Flex and the Saebo Stretch at night. Tried the Bioness for a month but didn’t help. Has anyone had the Botox and did it help?
  4. Hi Lost. When I read your story it’s like a mirror image. My husband had a massive stroke at age 58. Nobody could figure why. We were packing up to go meet a new grandchild when he went down. I’m an RN and it took me a few minutes to figure out what was happening. Fortunately he regained almost everything physically except for a limp and no use of left hand and decreased range of motion of left arm. But the personality change! Going from a guy who always thought of others first to a complete narcissist. Irritable most of the time. I call him Walter because he reminds me of Jeff Dunham’s crabby dummy. He looks like my husband but has a totally different personality. He also developed epilepsy from the stroke so it’s not like I can go anywhere - I’m afraid to leave him alone. Will it ever get better? I don’t know but I do understand what you are going through. Hang in there.
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