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  2. swilkinson

    I had viral pneumonia (RSV) in my early forties and had bronchitis for six years in a row. My solution was one of the older mycin drugs, erythromycin with two weeks worth of doses. Erythromycin is now out of fashion. I started taking Vitamin C in winter and went through without bronchitis. Many people use a combination of vitamins. I do have the flu needle every year now I am on my seventies. I find sitting in the sun good too and it feels so good in winter if you can find a spot out of the wind.
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  4. Willis

    Thanks! Don't know why but I never saw these responses. I am so sorry.
  5. Willis

    Thank you Tracy. I'm so sorry I am just seeing these responses now.
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  7. will2

    Tracy, what excellent buddies to keep you company! I have a few Chewy boxes scattered about in my house too
  8. will2

    Deigh, though I'm sorry I on't have any kind of solution or helpful suggestions, I've sent a small prayer out for you that leads you to some proper relief. I wish I could do more but maybe it'll help.
  9. Deigh

    Yep, I know this has nothing to do with strokes but maybe someone has an answer. I am really under the weather with an attack of bronchitis. I'm past the worst now but the last bit is taking some shifting. Because I have no spleen I hold a course of antibiotics in the cupboard for immediate use if anything strikes. I'm halfway through the course now and when finished my doctor will issue another prescription to go on the shelf for the next problem. I've been subject to bronchitis for most of my life but I havn't had an attack for more than twenty years and I am trying to work out why. A f
  10. swilkinson

    Janelle, just wondering how you went with the physiotherapy. Ray had shoulder subluxation and had a series of slings, he hates them all. I put them on for him so that wasn't a problem. I had to go everywhere with him and noticed some hospital staff in particular had trouble with putting some of them back on. I had to show them how to put them on without causing him pain as the joint was very tender.
  11. HostTracy

    My two four legged furry listeners make all the difference in the world!
  12. will2

    Heather, yea he's a real "first world problem solver"...
  13. heathber

    Absolutely Will, nothing like a four legged listener.
  14. will2

    When I need a good listener, no really...as long as I can keep his attentions!
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  17. ksmith

    i love this and use it all the time. There are two kinds. .Sativa give you energy and Indica makes you relaxed. I have used both
  18. HostTracy

    Will and Heather... So true. I am better these days than I used to be (PBA/CRYING/UNSTOPPABLE). I still have ongoing PBA and it rears its ugly head every so often maybe more often than I'd hoped. I have been in the thick of it on numerous occasions. Wailing, defeated, angry, tired, confused, terrified, sad, alone-alone-alone! Yes it is so true... Sometimes you just have to let it all out!
  19. Hi Kathy, actually I didn't mean to purposely neglect your thread concerns. When I read that you would like to hear from others who have had the endarterectomy and their recovery experiences I elected to defer to those who have. My event was from an aneurysm that ruptured and subsequent stroke during the surgery. I did however send up a prayer on your behalf. Though I can certainly relate to stroke symptoms and deficits and the emotional turmoil that often accompanies it. I certainly share and emphasize with you there. Post stroke has immensely changed and rearranged my planned future, my rela
  20. Heather, thank you for caring and saying those words. They really helped!
  21. Many of us relate to what you describe here. It sounds like you are probably no longer the doting parent able to adjust your life to his whenever he wants you to. This is normal and healthy, you are allowed to be a bit "selfish" at this stage of your recovery. But do remember that stroke will change all sorts of relationships and patterns within a family, and he may just have to learn to adapt. Although your changes will also have a tendency to trigger his anxiety too, so you'll both need to adjust to new patterns. Welcome to the roller coaster. As I just said in another thread, don't be asham
  22. heathber

    So true Will. Sometimes it helps to lie on the floor and howl for a while. Whether that's from despair, frustration, horror or hysteria I never could tell. But the reality is eventually you pull yourself together, crawl up out of the "slime" and carry on, and for a while the burden is lighter.
  23. Thank you! They just don’t seem to get it! We do!
  24. swilkinson

    Just hang around and someone will reply who has had similar experiences , there are people who have had this kind of emotional change. I know from being part of a Stroke Recovery group that each experience is unique but many have something in common. Most doctors have very few younger stroke survivors on their books so are often ignorant of the after effects being emotional as well as physical. Wish they would get some training to bring themselves up to date.
  25. I was disappointed that there weren’t others to share an experience like mine. I know blocked carotid arteries are common for strokes. It’s been a month now and my scar is healing nicely. My 33 year old son lives with us , disabled by bipolar and anxiety. I am usually fairly patient but he says I’m terriable since surgery and stroke. I have little patience and find myself angry and frustrated with him. And everything else. thanks for listening, I needed to vent. My emotions continue to over whelm me! kjoy o
  26. will2

    Tracy, you brought up a point in my past recovery that many overlook because they would rather be left in the past. I can imagine that in most recoveries that there are both moments of successes and exhilaration as well as the failures and feelings and agony of the defeats. I've definitely had my share of both, and took what I could benefit from either. You mentioned crying at one point. I've had my share of those moments, shared by none, alone, frustrated and felt hurt and defeated to the core. I cried out to God as a child would to his Father. The one that really sticks out is I had a fall i
  27. HostTracy

    Wow Janelle I sure hope you get a bit more support coming your way. That has to be so hard and if it were me I'd freak a little. I am lucky that I don't have this issue. I'm with Heather, I would hope that there is some sort of training for you guys. I'll have to pose this question at next month's stroke support group.
  28. HostTracy

    Janelle I definitely agree with everyone. I can't say that I have had similar pain but I do get headaches a lot mostly in the back of my head. Mine is definite neuro fatigue and happens quite often if I am stressed, it's raining or something raises my anxiety. I'm sure having a cold would do just that for me at least. Let us know how things go. Huggs!
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