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DeadCarp    Posted 08-22-2003 at 01:09:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Friday i fiddled on the roof and filled the trough with river water but no customers at the cabin so took a good soak myself. When i got outa the tub, my left arm acted kinda floppy but no big deal. At about 3 am i asked suzn for a pad & pencil and couldn't write my name so we went in. I was having a stroke and ended up saturday nite with a dead arm + leg so now i'm at bemidji's acute rehab center for however long. I always wondered what these felt like. Like having a coupla sausages where there used to be something useful that's what. I'll check back when i can :)

KellyGa    Posted 08-22-2003 at 20:43:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey DC. That happened to my MIL. Sh was having a heartataack and didnt even know it, she just felt real bad and was throwing up. A couple of hours later, she was in the hospital, had to have angioplasty and everything. Take care of yourself, and take your medications. Make a fast recovery and get back to Kountry Life, all of us are thinking about you and keep you in our prayers.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 08-22-2003 at 17:41:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC my dad had a stroke on September 10th 2001, He had surgery on his coratid artery and hemoraged in recovery and had a clot go to his brain. He couldnt say what he wanted, his right side was paralyzed but hes hard headed and made it through that and a month later he was back at ork on his dozer. Hope ya get well soon, it may get frustrating and all but the Lord never gives us more than we can take. Take care your in my prayers Taylor Lambert

Bob/Ont    Posted 08-22-2003 at 16:06:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Get well soon there DC. That was a close one. Be thinking of you up here.

ret    Posted 08-22-2003 at 11:07:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry to hear this, but today they will work wonders with you. Keep at it though

toolman    Posted 08-22-2003 at 10:23:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
all the best to you DC,we,ll be pulling for you on this end.prayers.

Scott Hansen    Posted 08-22-2003 at 09:14:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I wish you the best. Please stay in touch.

~Lenore    Posted 08-22-2003 at 07:15:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
My dad had the same thing when he was about 60+.
He had one of those small rubber balls too.
He kept it in his hand and squeezed it almost continuously (sp).
He also laid down the cigarets and never smoked another.
The stroke affected his left side and his face too.
After about 8 months or so he regained the muscle tone in it.
He lived to be 85 and fished and built himself another house before he died.
He fished commercially and sold to local grocery stores.
I will have to post a picture of his prize catfish when i can get it on line!
It was spectacular.
You would never have known he had one.
A strong will,positive outlook, and a lot of determination sure helps.

Ron/PA    Posted 08-22-2003 at 06:15:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take care of yourself, I still need alot of help on some of this 'puter stuff, and you're still the one that can talk in terms I unnerstand!
You best be listening to each and every command from the torture specialists, they have made some real progress in the recovery numbers of cases like yours.

Ron,Ar    Posted 08-22-2003 at 05:34:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang it DC, you gotta take care of yourself, we'll be thinking of ya and sure be praying for your recovery.

LH    Posted 08-22-2003 at 05:16:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope you recover quickly as your wit will be sorely missed around here

Maggie/TX    Posted 08-22-2003 at 04:49:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
OMG DC, I'll keep you in my prayers for complete healing!

My granddaddy had a stroke years ago and it affected one arm. He got him a rubber ball, one of those a little smaller than a tennis ball, and kept working at trying to squeeze it. That seemed to be pretty good therapy, as he completely healed and went on to live MANY years afterward, with no further problems, and made it to the ripe old age of 91. OH, and his doctor had him drink one or two glasses of RED wine per day for medicinal purposes. ;) That really was hard for him to get used to, as he was one 'o them religions that don't hold with drinkin.

Tom A    Posted 08-22-2003 at 04:27:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear that, DC. Praying for your complete and immediate recovery. My Mom had one 16 months ago, and you wouldn't know it today, so there is lots of hope.

your friend,
Tom A

Les    Posted 08-22-2003 at 04:19:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like classic symptoms. Take care of yourself and I hope you recover.

Frick...    Posted 08-22-2003 at 03:44:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear that DC...

Take care of yourself and keep us up on your progress...


ATW/WA    Posted 08-22-2003 at 03:03:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry to hear about your situation, you take care of yourself from that end, we'll send prayers from this end.
Thankyou for sharing your symptoms, not all strokes have classic symptoms. I lost my dad several years ago, we found out afterwards he had symptoms eight weeks in advance, but did not recognize them. Perhaps you will reach out and save others, who would not be aware of the suttle symptoms.


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