Oct 23
Rozliza , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

My 10 years stroke survivor journey

Every day is learning to me.  My name is Dr. Abduallah Muqbel and I am working as Professor at Umm AL Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.  I had a stroke for 10 years now. I collapsed during conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  CT Scan revealed RT Middle cerebral artery stroke and I had to undergo decompression craniotomy which resulted in Left sided weakness of my body. I was comatose for 14 days post-surgery.  I was admitted to specialized stroke unit to regain my independency.  It was not easy for me as my father did not believe that I will get better and he tried to discharge me many time from hospital. My father told me that I will never walk again after my stroke and better to treat myself with cauterization (one type of traditional treatment after stroke).
After few weeks undergoing therapy, I regained my movement and currently I am walking with single cane. I continue lecturing at the same university 6 years post stroke.  My journey as stroke survivor continues and every day I am learning to improve my fine motor movement with my left hand. I am sharing my story to inspire other stroke survivors to live their life as normal as possible and never stop to improve yourself.
  • Steffy 1964
    Steffy 1964,
    My story sounds very similar to your story. Only I am only post stroke 1 year. You give me hope! Everything I have read says after the first year you will not improve. I don't believe that to be true. I see improvement every day. I also walk with a single cane. I was in the hospital in a coma for 45 days. My husband was told this is as good as it's going to get. You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing. I
  • glew
    Thanks for sharing!
  • ActiveLarry
    Congratulations, doctor. I hope you have an excellent diet, high in anti-oxidant foods, low in fats, and rich in phytosterols. Please see my story of survival.
  • asabbagh
    very good story and inspiration
  • danmi91
    Thanks so much for sharing! You're inspirational! May God continue to bless you.
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