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    not a happy post. had a stroke last week nd now i'm 80% blind. occipital lobe left side each eye. anyone have similar or know of someone? i know brain retrains self. how long?

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    Sorry to hear that, Rich!
    Best wishes to you!

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    how long?
    Sorry to hear of your situation, Rich.

    A friend, age 80, had a stroke a couple of years ago but within six months I couldn't tell. I hope you heal as well and as quickly.
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    Sorry to hear of your stroke and sight problem.

    My MIL in UK has had a number of strokes following a heart operation and she is 'legally blind' although she can read with aids.

    This is a UK site which may go some way to answering your questions : http://www.stroke.org.uk/sites/defau...20stroke_0.pdf

    Here is hoping that yours sight does improve and does so quickly. Keep in contact with your doctor(s).

    Be aware of TIAs (mini strokes).

    Are you on Wafarin (or other anticoagulant) and/or 'baby' 81mg aspirin?
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    Rich - not a happy post, indeed. I hope your recovery is swift and complete. What do the medicos say?
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    Hang in there Rich. Get better.
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    If there is anything I can do for you, just let me know.
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    Sorry to here this. We also are available for anything you need.

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    Bad news no doubt. Hope the nerves recover as much as possible as quickly as possible.
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    Oh my friend, I am so very sorry to hear this. If I knew of any way to help I would do my best. I have one good friend who had a stroke with partial paralysis, and he has regained almost 100% of his movement. I pray that you come back from this, Rich.

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    I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers from here.
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    Gute Besserung, as we say here

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    Damn, best wishes Rich.
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    Very sorry to hear this Rich. Best wishes that you recover soon.
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    Very hard, Rich. Here's a bit of faith that you've the resourses to heal as much as possible and the greater resourses to then adapt.

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    Much thx to those that use large font. all i can do to read screen. was going order new sails 4 my 22sq. will have to wait.
    yes,major blood thiners.

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    Nothing to add in the experience department, but please know that I keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Much good wishes to you Rich for a full recovery.

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    Bother.*


    Glad you survived.


    And still able to post. Would you mind helping with a small detail......do people need to adjust the size of their text or (being a sensible chap) have you already done that on your monitor?





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    I knew to use the large font because my father was legally blind. He's been gone since 1998, but I remember him reading the paper and his books with a magnifying glass. Just recently I pulled the glass out of the drawer to look for a serial number or mark on a part and realized that it was a specialized bulb of a thing that magnified a few LETTERS at a time as he scrolled across. I never realized (or took the time to understand) that he was reading less than a word at a time I tried to follow a sentence in an open magazine and couldn't make it past a few words.

    Point being that we all take our abilities for granted.

    That being said as far as Rich goes with all the good Karma he's stocked being Sonja's steward, his progress should be rapid.
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    All the very best, I had a minor clot which they believed may have come as a result of undiagnosed asymptomatic A-Fib, my sight, only one eye affected, has improved considerably since it's occurrence several years ago..... Not 100% but enough.
    i have great empathy for you.

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    Healing thoughts at ya!

    So sorry to hear this terrible news, but glad it wasn't worse.
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    Best wishes for you as you recover, Rich.

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    Sorry to hear this - hope it passes quickly!

    What are you doing about it?




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    A very large drag, and it could have been worse. Best wishes for a speedy recovery as much as possible.
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    You're not alone Rick. Strokes and TIA's have affected many of us on the forum. Most with excellent recovery results and stories. They are a nasty bugger at first, there's no doubt, but recovery is often possible.
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    BTW, I like this big font!
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    Regards, and best wishes for a recovery. The large font threw me, as well - I just thought everyone misunderstood, and thought you said you'd lost your hearing!
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Sorry to learn of your troubles.I hope there will be a swift and thorough improvement.There's a beautiful boat that needs your presence on board.

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    No experience, but best wishes mate

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    Best wishes Rich. I know plenty of people who've made excellent recoveries. I fully expect you'll add to that list.
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    Best Wishes Rich And I Hope For A Speedy Recovery.

    I'm Not Sure How Effective It Is But I Remember Reading About Stroke Victims Being Made To Do Things As Normally As They Can To Help Retrain Their Brain Which Has A Great Capacity To Take Over Redundant Areas With Functioning Areas.


    Try giving it a go and measure your progress.

    Good luck.
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    Sorry to hear it Rich, get well soon.

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    Sorry about this. Keep up your spirits. The mind often fixes itself in many ways docs can't explain.

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    Sorry to hear this Rick, things seem to come back , at least my wife is some what better. She has left side mobility issues, she's walking with a walker now 3 months past her stroke. When she tired we use the wheel chair , but most of the day she can manage with the walker and she's mow carrying the walker for five to ten steps, the walker is back up.

    Keep your spirit's up , that seems to really help.

    Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery!

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