Hester Stroke and out of hospital

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Serina
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   Posted 11/10/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Did have a stroke.  It affected only my speech, and not too much now.  sometimes i can't find the words, but it seems better today.  two days in hospital.
 
Hope Ginny is ok.  I worry about her.  Shs is such a good soul.  always to give to us so much.
 
I have to drive to myself to the doctor, soon, just wanted all of you to know I am ok.
 
Hope we will hear soon about Ginny.
 
Hester
 
 
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 11/10/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
((((((( Hester ))))))))

We were really worried about you. Do they know the cause of the stroke? APS or normal stuff like plaque build up or vascular issues??

Are you on some type of blood thinner now? What's the plan?

I'm so glad you updated us. ((((((((((( Hester ))))))))))) big hugs to you Hester!!!

Keep us updated on your progress.

Blessings!

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Serina
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   Posted 11/10/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   

They did an MRI at the hospital and found the stroke.  It is the size of a quater.  they did what they call an MRA, and a cardiogram, and found the heart was beating well, and arteries were clear.  also the carotid arteries are also clear.  nothing affected me but my speech.  and I am doing better every day.  this could have happened anyone at any time.  just a little tiny blood clot, and it was just a little bit that happened.  It probably stuck for a nanosecond and then went through the arteries or vein and it went away.  just a tiny stroke.

they did give me blood thinners in my stomach.  I am going to ask the doctor today to give me blood thinners.

I tended to have a fight with the hospital.  i won.  the neurologist told me to go home, and my own doctor told me to go home, but this stupid little nurse said that I could not go home.  I told them I would go AMA, so my doc discharged me.  I have a normal low blood pressure.  Had this all for my life.  90/60 always.  so this little nurse was going to show her power to me.  and it did not set well with me.

I am leaving now to drive to the doctor.  Will let you know what they say.  I just hope we can hear from Ginny.  I do not mean to harp on Ginny so much.  I know Barb is also in the hospital.  I do not mean to leave her out.  I just really do worry about Ginny.  if some of you know, could you tell me about her.  I know that there are many sick, and do not need to ever leave anyone out ever. nono Hester

AlwaysRosie said...
((((((( Hester ))))))))

We were really worried about you. Do they know the cause of the stroke? APS or normal stuff like plaque build up or vascular issues??

Are you on some type of blood thinner now? What's the plan?

I'm so glad you updated us. ((((((((((( Hester ))))))))))) big hugs to you Hester!!!

Keep us updated on your progress.

Blessings!


Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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Butterflake
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   Posted 11/10/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Hester! I'm so sorry to hear about this. I sure hope you take it easy. I'm sending you lots of positive energy. Love, Butterflake

Dx: SLE ('05), depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS Tx: CellCept, plaquenil, prednisone, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, seroquel, celebrex, actonel
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Serina
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   Posted 11/10/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   

It is a good place that I am at this moment.  I know what the problem was.  i take aspirin as blood thinners and plavix.  I forgot to buy my aspirin for 2 or more weeks.  Just can't forget them ever again.  any of you who take aspirin for your heart, please don't forget them if you can.  all this brain fog, what I think was brain fog, was actually a stroke about to happen.

and if I read through my posts a couple or three times, I can send a pretty good post.  not as I used to be, but enough to know what to say and what to correct.

I drove mysef to the doctor by myself today, and of course I have to drive back home again.  stroke was easy for me.  strokes are silent and painless.  I am just so glad to be back home again, and able to tend to my emails yeah

Hester

butterflake said...
Oh Hester! I'm so sorry to hear about this. I sure hope you take it easy. I'm sending you lots of positive energy. Love, Butterflake



Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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MJLD
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   Posted 11/11/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hester, I'm very thankful you are okay! We're going to have to ask you periodically if you are asking your aspirin. I've done the same thing! I find that making a list of my meds and checking them off as I Take them helps! Bless you, Judy

Serina
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   Posted 11/11/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   

please do tell me to take my aspirin.  I do my meds religiously.   but for some reason did not get them. all I had to do was just go to dollar general and get a dollar bottle of aspirin.  My granddaughter bought me a big bottle of aspirin.  400 aspirins.  good for a year or more.

thank you for all of your support;

Hester


Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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Ginny
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   Posted 11/11/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hester ((((((((((hugs))))))))))))),
 
I'm so sorry you have had a stroke.  I'm heart broken for you..... I do hope the daily aspirin is enough to thin your blood.  I was on a daily aspirin too, but it wasn't enough, and I had a stroke.  Now I'm on life-long Coumadin. I can tell when my blood gets too thick. I have trouble concentrating, talking, and I feel dizzy.  I hope your doctor will advise the best action for you. I'll keep you in my prayers.
 
Lots of love and encouragement,
Ginny
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Serina
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   Posted 11/12/2008 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Always Ginny.  Giving to others even in the midst of your own needs.

I think I need to take two aspirins each day.  I think this caused the stroke.  I asked for blood thinners, but they were not given to me.  They gave me shots in my stomach, and it was blood thinners.  but no prescriptions for blood thinners.  Maybe when I get to my rheumy, I may ask him to do that blood test that you told me about Ginny.  It really could have been the thick blood.

Trouble concentrating, talking and feel dizzy.  that is the symptoms alright.  but today is a good day.  my verbal ability is healing also.  learning to think again.  Verbally still I lose my words.  but writing seems to have gone well, and a few days after the stroke, i am still mending pretty good.  I was so worried that I would not be able to get my skills of writing back, and next I will work on my verbal capacity.

A mini flare today.  diarrhea again.  I think my body is telling me that I have a bacteria, so the body tries to flush it out with diarrhea, causing a tiny flare.  At least it is a day of diarrhea, instead of days of it.  Plaquenil is a miracle drug for me.

I need to find more new posts too so that more people can experience what it means to be a part of this forum.  This too is a miracle to me.

Hester


Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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lucysgd
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   Posted 11/12/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Hester,

So sorry about your troubles!  I've been flaring and doing more reading than replying....but you are in my thoughts.  Hoping things are improving.  Hang in there...

Blessings to you -

Lucy 


diagnoses:  mono 1972; postviral CFS 1997; fibro 1998; CEBV 2005; UCTD (dx limbo) 2007
meds:  occasional low dose xanax for sleep, artificial tears w/ ointment at night, ibuprophin (none of which manages the problems very well!)
 
We cannot avoid the birds of sadness flying over our heads, but we need not let them make nests in our hair. 
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Serina
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   Posted 11/12/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for your response Lucy.  Actually it seems to be getting better every single day.  I am still having a problem with finding my words, but my writing is much improved.

Thanks again
hester


Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 11/12/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news Hester!!

Sorry you are feeling poorly Lucy sad . . . . (((((((( Lucy )))))))))

Blessings!

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AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

Psalms 139

Co-Moderator - Lupus Forum

UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)

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lucysgd
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   Posted 11/13/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks, Rosie.  Just taking it a day at a time (what else can one do, right?)  Will see my rheumie to get my latest lab results next week.  Hoping for some help.  Loved the recipe and gift OT posts.  Take care - Lucy 

 


diagnoses:  mono 1972; postviral CFS 1997; fibro 1998; CEBV 2005; UCTD (dx limbo) 2007
meds:  occasional low dose xanax for sleep, artificial tears w/ ointment at night, ibuprophin (none of which manages the problems very well!)
 
We cannot avoid the birds of sadness flying over our heads, but we need not let them make nests in our hair. 
       ~~ Chinese saying as quoted by Helen Nearing

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