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When we lose a part of the Brain It's not the end of life


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You know, it's hard to accept that we will be like we are, in most cases, for the remainder of our lives. We first hear from the ER doctors at the hospital, then therapist, other doctors and still other doctors in certain fields of studies. If you remember none of them ever said or stated we would recover in our walking, talking or what if any, that we may get back from the stroke.

 

All the answers to our questions were very vague and would always end with, "I can't say what you will get back in due time if any." Meanwhile we may know of others who had strokes and are now walking as if they never had a stroke. In many of those cases that person may not have had the same stroke we survived. With some strokes when you get to a hospital in time, you get a shot, and that reverses what could have been a pretty bad stroke.

 

When you suffer a brain bleed stroke the blood flow is interrupted in the brain causing a lack of blood and oxygen to vital parts of the brain almost immediately. When that continues for some time, the cells die. Once dead that's it. Unless you are young enough for other cells to take over the job the dead cells were doing and new pathways started, that part of the brain is dead. Without the brain that controls our body parts we are just a survivor, still alive but with parts we have no control over.

 

That part of the brain that was attacked dies, no blood flow or oxygen to keep the cells alive! It's a good thing God made us with the brain in both sides of the head, each controlling a side of the body. The heart is our engine we die without it working. The brain is our transmission as it controls our every movements. When we lose part of it on one side, we lose movements on the opposite side of our body.

 

I now know when we lose a part of the brain, chances are it's gone forever, except as I stated above. For that reason alone, no person will tell us it's gone, it's always said it may come back. Well, it's slim and none, especially in older people. Otherwise, why do we have well over 9,000 members and the majority still has none working or parts that move like they once did before the brain was attacked and many of them are young and very young people?

 

My analysis is we have eye and organ donors but no brain donors ever that I know about. Unless the brain is repaired we can never operate that side of the body it controls! It's forever paralysed no matter how much or how little, it's there for the rest of our lives. I must say this info was given me by a medical doctor at our biggest hospital in my area. I believe it to be true as I'm a living witness.

 

We have right here at Fort Hood, Texas many soldiers returning weekly, some daily injured, limbs missing, men and women! They will learn to use prosthetic limbs that are greatly improved over years ago in how they operate. So, we are in the time of our lives and we must learn to live with what we got left and enjoy life being a stroke survivor. They already are being a survivor of the war with vital limbs missing and left overseas!

 

We still got ours but the brain was damaged and no longer can control our moving parts in so many cases! The truth is the light and in so many cases we were never shown or told about the light! I'm very thankful I can do what I do slowly! God knows our conditions and has allowed us life, let's live that life as a second chance!

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Fred, what many people are mourning is both paralysis and loss of specific movements but also the change of lifestyle that not being able to work, get around, maybe even communicate or thinks straight brings.

 

Some have marvellous support from family members, children,friends, colleagues and even bosses but many do not and the survivor (and caregiver) feel cut off, isolated and abandoned into a new world that is so unlike what their life was like before.

 

I feel sorry for the young soldiers returning to your town from service overseas with injuries and loss of limb and hope they get the love and support they need to go on living fulfilling lives.

 

Sue.

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Fred: I needed your voice of inspiration and hope tonight. Am struggling desperately to accept those aspects of stroke that I know will not be coming back, at least any time soon. Debbie

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Fred:

 

I needed that hope in the hospital right after my stroke, but now after 7 years I have accepted my new post stroke life where left hand is still not working but I have hope of it using in future, but I can't sit in sidelines in unhappiness till it decides to come back to life, so I am going to enjoy my life & left hand can join party later.

 

Asha

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Fred:

 

I needed that hope in the hospital right after my stroke, but now after 7 years I have accepted my new post stroke life where left hand is still not working but I have hope of it using in future, but I can't sit in sidelines in unhappiness till it decides to come back to life, so I am going to enjoy my life & left hand can join party later.

 

 

Asha

Whoo hoo Asha.I'm with you. Let's pary now and not worry about the party pooper parts. I agree that one stupid arm is not worth missing a good dance for**Heather

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Yes, a member told me I was a little off the Positive course by what I said to his post of trying his best to recover. I apologized to him and at that moment and day I had just got released from therapy. They had a team of doctors come in and explain the recovery system and time lines we can expect to recover from a stroke! It was not good news!

 

They told us how the brain works and it was very interesting for me. When we looked around the room it was the men and women with fractures, broken limbs and sprains who really benefited. Those of us with brain damages needed much more therapies for much longer times to recover. And when we think about it, no one ever told us we would recover, it was always we can't say how much or when you will get something back from your stroke!

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How true Fred, The only one I trust is God. God is the only one who knows what you

can handle. remembertolaugh, Jeanniebean:cocktail:

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Fred, you are so wise and your words spoke to me of the truth I now know...without my brace on my left leg, I will still probably walk like a penquin the rest of my life. But, that's okay because I have never quit trying and there just might be something that comes along in my lifetime that will help. I exercise every day and keep that "mind of its own" leg on its toes.

 

Love you, Fred, and enjoy and welcome your blogs.

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