My brother was hit by a stroke

@Alexandoy (60612)
Cainta, Philippines
May 28, 2020 6:36am CST
Today is the 69th birthday of my brother who is in the US. I greeted him in Facebook. He messaged me that he had a stroke and his right eye was affected. There is no other damage. However, the double-vision of his right eye has no medication, it will be for self-healing only. The doctor said 2 to 3 months. The cause of the stroke was the stress at work and lack of sleep often.
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@thelme55 (46645)
• Germany
28 May
Sorry to hear about that. I think your brother is still lucky to have survive the stroke. I think it is time for him to retire from his work.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
He said that he may just be depressed if he will stay home with no occupation.
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@thelme55 (46645)
• Germany
29 May
@Alexandoy I see. Does he has no hobbies that make him happy and relaxed?
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
@thelme55 he is a serious guy unlike me. He used to play golf when he was here. But in the US, I don't think he still plays.
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@CarolDM (83695)
• Nashville, Tennessee
28 May
Stress is so harmful. I hope he recovers soon.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
Yes, that is why I always avoid stress. Thank you for the nice thoughts.
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@CarolDM (83695)
• Nashville, Tennessee
28 May
@Alexandoy Very welcome.
@LadyDuck (293025)
• Switzerland
28 May
I am so sorry, I hope he can regain a good vision in less than two months. Right now it must be hard. My best wishes to him.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
He still works and was given a lighter assignment so he could get more rest periods.
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@LadyDuck (293025)
• Switzerland
29 May
@Alexandoy I am glad, eyes problems are a serious matter.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
@LadyDuck it is really disturbing to me that my brother was hit by a stroke. I never expected it because he has maintenance medications. But maybe age really has its own way towards health.
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@LowRiderX (20477)
• Serbia
28 May
Sad news, I hope everything sorts out with your brother soon
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
It scares me because if it can happen to him then it can happen to me.
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@LowRiderX (20477)
• Serbia
29 May
@Alexandoy I believe anyone can, unfortunately
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
@LowRiderX the usual problem that I see with a stroke is diabetes. Most of the stroke patients are diabetic.
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28 May
oh man that really sucks on a Birthday a stroke wow what a heck of way to start off the day with.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
He had a stroke last May 13. It is really sad that the problem was related to his work as a caregiver.
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28 May
@Alexandoy yea them kinds of jobs are very stressful.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
@hardtimes1958 he doesn't want to retire. He feels young.
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@simone10 (48522)
• United States
28 May
I am so very sorry about your brother. I hope he regains his sight.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
Thank you for the kind words.
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@simone10 (48522)
• United States
1 Jun
@Alexandoy How is he doing now?
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jun
@simone10 he said he is okay. It's just his right eye.
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@JimBo452020 (17196)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 May
Im sorry to hear this news about your brother. Lack of sleep often is me.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
I was surprised last night when he messaged me about his stroke. He has been taking maintenance medicine so it was a longshot.
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@JimBo452020 (17196)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 May
@Alexandoy It probably helped. The stroke maybe wasnt as bad as it would have been if he hadnt been on the meds
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
@JimBo452020 only the right eye is affected. The doctor said it will be back to normal via self healing.
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@jayanth_77 (5940)
• India
28 May
Sorry to hear about your brother's stroke. I wish him a speedy recovery. is he still working at the age of 69. you need to tell him to slow down .
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
His duties at work was lessened and he is given the privilege of sleeping when not much work is to be done.
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• India
29 May
@Alexandoy has'nt your brother retired from his job
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
@jayanth_77 he started working there 9 years ago. He has no plans of retiring. In the US my uncle was 85 when he retired.
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@just4him (211461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 May
I'm sorry he had a stroke. I hope he heals quickly.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
The doctor said 2 to 3 months. Only his right eye was affected.
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@just4him (211461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 May
@Alexandoy I'm glad it wasn't more serious.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
@just4him a stroke is scary. My wife's mother is paralyzed due to a stroke.
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@snowy22315 (93782)
• United States
29 May
So sorry about your brother. My good friend had a stroke last July..it affected his motor skills. He recovered, but he seems to get tired easily. I think he really needs to build up his stamina so he can walk as much as he wants to.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
Your friend may need therapy. As long as he is not paralyzed then that is good. My brother's damage is only his right eye and the doctor said it will self-heal in 2 months time.
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@snowy22315 (93782)
• United States
29 May
@Alexandoy I am not sure it is warranted really..His motor functions are fine..he may have a heart issue that is causing the tiredness..
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
@snowy22315 aw, that is a bigger problem if the heart is the cause of the fatigue.
@Tampa_girl7 (39948)
• United States
29 May
I’m sorry to hear about your brother. I hope that he has a speedy recovery. Today would have been my mama’s 79 th birthday.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
Well, that is life and health that no matter how careful you are, it wouldn't matter when the illness comes.
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@Tampa_girl7 (39948)
• United States
29 May
@Alexandoy keep us posted on him.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
@Tampa_girl7 yes, I will. Thank you.
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@Janet357 (51281)
28 May
am sorry to hear this one. But it is good to know that he can still talk. my mom was hit twice by it and it is hard to understand what she says.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
The only damage is his right eye which would be for self healing.
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@Janet357 (51281)
28 May
@Alexandoy i think it is mild stroke. I wish for his speedy recovery.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
@Janet357 yes, it is a mild stroke.
@Sojourn (9863)
• India
28 May
Still working at the age of 69. He should be retiring.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
My brother's name is Jojo. Yes, he is working as a caregiver for persons with disabilities in a health center in California.
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@Sojourn (9863)
• India
28 May
@Alexandoy Oh really.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
@Sojourn in the US they work as long as they can.
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@DianneN (178381)
• United States
28 May
Oh, no! I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope he regains his sight in his right eye sooner than expected. It must be so frustrating for him.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
He is still working although his wife drives for him.
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@DianneN (178381)
• United States
28 May
@Alexandoy That’s good.
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@Nevena83 (51850)
• Serbia
12 Jun
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, I hope he gets better soon.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
He is getting better. Thank you for the concern.
@cacay1 (52706)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 May
Sorry to hear about the sickness of your brother. My brother was also hit by stroke three years ago. He's now on wheelchair
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
That is the first thing I asked my brother if he was paralyzed. It's good that only his right eye is affected and it will be self-healing for 2 to 3 months. It has double vision so he is using an eye patch. How are you doing? We missed you here.
• Philippines
29 May
Oh, no. Sorry to hear that. Stress really is one of the leading causes of different types of illnesses.
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
That is why I am careful with myself regarding stress. When I feel something bad then I avoid it.
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• Semarang, Indonesia
29 May
Oh... sorry to hear that my friend. Give the best support for your brother maybe by vidcall. I heard that people with stroke sometimes fell desperated... they need more motivation
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
We had a good chat the other night and I think he is on his way to recovery. Thank you so much for your concern.
@db20747 (30136)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
29 May
Sorry to hear this. Stress really can harm us. I'm trying to keep stress away and stay calm. But it is not always easy to do
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 May
He has maintenance medication that was no match to the stress.
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@cool83 (3297)
• Sri Lanka
28 May
really sorry to hear about that
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@Alexandoy (60612)
• Cainta, Philippines
28 May
Thank you for the concern.