How has having a stroke affected you?
March 21, 2007 3:13pm CST
A couple years ago I was unfortunate enough to have a couple strokes and although mine were definitely not as nearly as devastating as the ones experienced by many, I still have things to cope with and results to deal with. If I attempt to hurry when writing I tend to turn things around. Sometimes it's just two letters, sometimes somehow or other the first and last letters or numbers are turned around, and sometimes whole words or numbers are completely written in reverse order. I cry about next to nothing. I used to be able to read and could tell you almost exactly word for word what I had read but now I find that sometimes I have to read the material four or five times to comprehend or absorb what I have read. I forget things very easily. Sometimes at work I start out to go check on something and have to turn around and go ask what it was that I was supposed to do. I can forget what I am saying right in the middle of what I am trying to say. I can forget someone's name even though I have known them for years. The only physical problem I was left with was my right foot being about half numb. I could step on a nail and if it hit in that part of my foot I would never realize it. Sometimes my foot does not go where I intend for it to go. I have to be really careful on stairs. At first these problems were not all that noticeable but they grow steadily worse. I have always tended to avoid facing problems until it is unavoidable but now I guess I want to see if other people have had the same problems. If you have suggestions I'd be glad to hear them and I'd like to hear your experiences.
• United States
22 Mar 07
I had a stroke couple of years ago. I remember the feeling heavy adn all. I had to learn to write, walk hold a fork ect.. It was very scaryand lately I feel like I forget things or when I am taling I stop and forgot what I was talking about. I am still numb onmy right side.