A STROKE SURVIVOR RECORD?Hi
I suffered a serious hemmorgagic stroke in 1984 at age 28. Thirty- two years later I realize this makes the majority of my life --living as a physically CHALLENGED individual. I prefer the term CHALLENGED instead of disabled or handicapped. My surgeries include a tracheotomy, gastronomy ( feeding tube), a lumbar perriponeal shunt and the initial surgery for an arteriovenous malformation bleed. (AVM) I'm writing a book about my rehab events titled The Brain Train!
The symptoms are numerous a few being : ataxia on right side ( fortunately I was a lefty) , strabismus (double vision) and dysarthic speech. One symptom seems to worsen as I age : heat intolerance , night sweats and fatigue . I've been tested for andropause ( male menopause) but returned blood work negates this prognosis . My question to other survivors- is this normal ? I'm also looking for a temporary cooler rental situation for the summer as I've done this numerous times and can supply references. Thanks!