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My second Christmas post-stroke

Postby rudyardkitling on Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:56 pm


I'm Matt, I had a left middle cerebral artery (MCA) (right-sided) stroke roughly 19th months ago following a aortic valve replacement and a aortic aneurysm repair. I spent three weeks in hospital and therapy at home supported by the Early Supported Discharge Stroke team.

I've just been discharged from the Neuro therapy team and I feel good, I feel that I'm entering a new phase of my rehabilitation.

I started a blog a while ago and I've decided to resurrect it -

I've worked really hard, physically and mentally and I now feel that I have something to give.

Happy Christmas

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Re: My second Christmas post-stroke

Postby talkhealth on Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:22 pm

Thank you for your post Matt and it's great you are starting your blog again.

Would you be interested in exposing your blog to a wider audience via the talkhealth blog by having a blog spot? Also, would you be interested in being a brand ambassador in our forums and helping to guide and support others?

If this is of interest please email and Rosy who looks after our communities can tell you more.

Best wishes and Merry Christmas.
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Re: My second Christmas post-stroke

Postby rudyardkitling on Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:53 pm

Hiya, email's on it's way.
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Responding to your communication

Postby callawayirons10 on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:55 am

My name is Claire and I have suffered 3 strokes- the first one I lost the eyesight in my left eye.
The 2nd I have lost the use of my right side ,the arm is completely dead and the leg it manages to walk very slowly but I am walking. I spent 19 weeks in rehab but am getting there.
The 3rd one is the most awful to me because I am suffering panic attacks don't know when they start the stairs is awful now because the 2nd one from the top I get a attack so I have started using lifts it is a lot easier, I have had to get over my fear of lifts otherwise I wouldn't go anywhere.

I am still smiling and laughing and enjoying what time I have left with my husband .
Still up at ST,Thomas Hospital London for check ups.

Keep smiling and laughing you will find a way through this whatever it is
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