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About grundyMike

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  • Birthday 10/16/1964
  • Age 55

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  2. grundyMike

    Just read of your story, So glad you have recovered and that your son is making good progress. He is still young and should recover better and faster, sounds like he had a lot to come back from... Here's to his great recovery!🙏
  3. It's a real inspiration to read everyone's story...I see that we all have a mutual understanding of how it is even though everyone's is different. The recovery brings out the best in us, the survival instinct. Thank you all for sharing your stories. I noticed someones comment about feeling so alone afterwards, when my folks left the hospital the first night I felt so abandoned, so alone that I broke down crying. Nurse comes in and asked if I was okay...not going to say here what my initial thought was but I just said I'm okay, please leave me alone. (cause she just stood there staring at me.) To say that strokes "really mess up your mind" is an understatement, no pun intended but I guess it could be seen as a fun pun in retrospect! God bless you all, you are very special.
  4. My clot plugged off a part of my lower central brain, can't remember what they call it. Affected my vision, short term memory, and easily fatigued in high heat/summer sun. The effects don't show by looking at me, except for my mouth droops on one side which I cover up somewhat with a beard. I can't get disability. They tell me a description of a job I can do (even has a number), but they can't tell me where to find it. I have trouble w/ employment because of my communications...I can be talking a mile a minute, and suddenly be unable to find the word I need, or I may totally forget where I was going in conversation. This is very annoying, I remember my Grandmother having that issue after her stroke, so I can totally relate. I've learned to not let it bother me when this happens, if they know me, they know how it is. I had dizziness on standing for a year afterwards, and sometimes I have a sort of clumsiness that I don't realize until it's too late. My vision came back for the most part. A few small issues there but I've adapted. I also cannot learn new things well in a work environment, this aggravates my bosses, who keep after me about it. Most leaders don't really want a stroked, 55yo man working for them anyway, they'd rather have young workers.
  5. Hi all, Mike here...wish I'd found this site much sooner. But I still have some issues after the stroke that I'm seeking advice for. Had my stroke on 2/22/2009, at work first thing on Monday morning. Thankful it happened then, instead of later. I was an equipment operator, usually working anywhere from ground level to about 30 feet up. on a platform that wobbles a lot whenever you move up there. Yeah, that would not have been good to have it there. I am a positive person and always tried to see the brighter side, even after the stroke. My then-wife didn't seem to understand this. Have a wonderful 19yo daughter that is my best friend and my rock. We have been there for each other though some difficult times, when there was nobody else. I am thankful for every day, and weird as it sounds, I consider the stroke a Godsend, as it got me out of a bad situation maritally, job wise, etc. on many levels. I will be glad to help anyone however I can, even if just to lend a helpful ear.
  6. 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.

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