May 4
Frankie2005
Frankie2005 , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Life After Stroke

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I suffered a stroke on November 10, 2014. I had what

they call an ischemic stroke, which is a blood clot to

the brain. I spent four days in NICU. I was unable to

swallow or move my left side. I was then transferred

to Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital for five weeks,

where I had intensive speech, occupational and

physical therapy. Because of insurance, I was then

transferred to Derby Health and Rehabilitation Center.

It’s basically a skilled nursing facility for older patients.

I spent seven weeks there, which in my opinion was a

waste of time and money.

After spending tree months in Rehabilitation facilities,

once home I still couldn’t shower or dress myself. So,

Via Christi Home Health came out for six weeks to

give me more therapy as well as teach me to dress on

my own. Now it’s no big deal.

Prior to the stroke, I was an accountant for forty years,

however, I had to retire because the stroke effected

my vision, thought process, plus the brain just doesn’t

compute numbers very well now. My sister in law does

my checkbook, which really ticks me off.

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