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greyhounds mom
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   Posted 7/16/2010 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi It's greyhounsd mom and I haven't been on much but I read the forums often for help. Okay here goes. My daughter abd I both have fibro abd we have been dealing with it pretty well. Unfortuately my daughter who is 39 years old had a stroke on the 4th of july.  One in 2 million and only 10 percent survive on this kind of a stroke that she had. She survived very nicely. Doing well walking but her speech is pretty much impaired. Words do not come out like she wants them to. I just feel sooo bad because she is dealing with fibro and now dealing with this. I need advice to help her with this.  I toke her to social security to get disablitiy. She certainly deserves it since she also has a child to supports. They said she should have no problem getting it, but it takes a long time to be approved. Right now my mail concern is helping her deal with this. Any advice! She is going to get speech therapy and physical. What I need is support knowniong that she will be okay in time.  Thanks for listening. She is a great person who is so loved.  smurf
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   Posted 7/16/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's stroke. Praying that speech therapy and
PT will give her a remarkable recovery. Your loving support and encouragement will
also go a long way in helping her and she is lucky to have a loving, caring Mom.

She is in God's hands, He helped her survive this stroke. As you mentioned not many
do...so that in itself is a huge blessing. I hope and pray for a full recovery.

Hugs, Robin
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confused Okie
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   Posted 7/16/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think anyone here is qualified to tell you she will be ok in time, but all things get easier with time. Hopefully she regains more of her ability to talk. It is great that you are there to support her, so young to have this happen. Maybe with her having fibro and this stroke it won't take as long for her to get approved for SSD, I cerainly wish for the best. My only advice would be to make sure to take care of yourself, it wouldn't be good to get down and not be able to help her and she would probably be under alot more stress if she thought she was dragging you down. Is she getting speech therapy? I'm sure that would be of benefit. It is great to see family so close and she is blessed to have your support.
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sonny boy
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   Posted 7/16/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom just had a stroke a while back and her speech has gotton so much better the doctor told her when you speek do it slowly and when you get done saying what you have to then be quite that lets the mind rest.And your SSI get a lawyer and all the medical records you can right no your doctor id the best help for her what he says is really what SSI will go buy it toke me a long time.But she might get right on to.DO NOT WAIT GET THE SSI FILED.Because it you wait they will only a small part  of her SSI.And when she gets approved they will pay her back when she filed GOOD LUCK AND ALWAYS GOD BLESS BOTH OF YOU  sonny boy turn

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   Posted 7/16/2010 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I've read, it seems that in a situation like yours it would be helpful to contact your local senator / congressman - and let them know your story - and that she needs help NOW, not months from now with the disability application process. Sometimes they can put pressure on the right places to get your paperwork pushed through.

Wishing the best for you all.

greyhounds mom
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   Posted 7/17/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank You so much for all the information that gave me. It was extremely helpful. I will contact my senator and see if they can help me in any way. It is going to be a hard road for awhile but with God's help we will get through this.  Thanks for all the support. I really need it now. :-)
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