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  1. RobynMcTighe

    Thank you Becky for this information. I had no idea so I really appreciate your post. Stay safe everyone. Robyn
  2. Hello everyone! I had a massive stroke on Dec. 9, 2016. I had bronchitis and had been coughing very bad and I guess at some point during the coughing i dissected my right carotid artery. I was only 45 years old at the time. I worked as a Front Office Supervisor in a very busy Dermatology Office attached to the hospital. I was at work, thank the Lord, when I had the stroke so I was able to get medical help immediately. However, the hospital I was at was not equipped to handle what I needed done so I was airlifted to Dallas Methodist where I immediately underwent a very long surgery(thrombectomy)where a stent was placed in my right carotid artery and trying to get as much of the clot out as possible. The first night I was critical but somehow made it through. I was in Neuro ICU for a week. I suffered severe hemiparesis to my left side. I have gone through numerous surgeries to get to where I am today. My left hand will not move at all and i have to walk with a cane. I am still struggling with all of this and my new normal. I have found myself very depressed recently. I feel like I have lost myself. I no longer work and am still unable to drive so I feel like I have no purpose. I do have a very loving and supportive husband and 3 daughters for which I’m so grateful. Sorry for rambling on. I’m so happy to have found this site because I desperately need people that understand exactly how I feel and realize how difficult and life changing a stroke is. Thank you all in advance. I need you all more than you know. ❤️
  3. Welcome to StrokeNet. Please feel free to browse around and then introduce yourself by posting in the the Newbie Stroke Survivor or Stroke Caregiver Introduction forum.  After that, post your question in the applicable forum and others will reply.  You will quickly get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.