Jan 2
RayG
RayG , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Independence Day Stroke

So, on the 4th of July, i had fireworks of my own. Fortunatly, I was with all of my family and got immediate attention. It was determined by MRI that I actually had 2 strokes. I was lucky as far as the resulting deficits. The stroke was right side and didn't last long. I lost feeling in my left hand. I lost the ability to write. But I had full use of my limbs.With therapy and practice, I am able to write again. the issue that persists are limitations of memory. There are things that I could once do easily that are now challenging. not being able to complete things sucessfully, is very frustrating, and easily leads to anger.I have read that there are therapies associated with cognition tha may help.  I would like to investigate that subject. I have been diagnosed with a moderate to severe stenosis of an artery on the right side of the brain. It also seems that the risks associated with an intervention procedure are significant. 
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  • Conn
    Conn,
    Perhaps you could do an online search, as, yes, there are therapists trained to work with persons with acquired deficits. If you find nothing, call around -- the Cornell Weill Medical Group affiliated with the Burke Rehab Center in White Plains, N.Y. has counselors -- that would seem to me a good place to start. Just call around, regardless of where you are, and ask how you find what you need. I've done this for any number of reasons and more than once. Good luck!
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