stroke recovery

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by lester perry, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    ok most of you know i am in the hopspital because of a stroke about 4 weeks ago. I am in rehab now and will probably be here 2 more weeks. I am making progress still cannot walk un assisted but expect to any day now. started moving fingers on left hand today, thes are big accomplishments. still have problems with visionbut that is improving.this is a very slow and difficult recovery. if you are not knoeledgable of what a stroke is an does to a person look it up I will not try to go there as i have troubl typing and also still learning about it myself. i do know i had a hemerogic strokeand it was a severe one. my whole left sid was paralized but is comming backthanks for the prayers.
  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hi Les,
    Good to hear you're making progress. It sounds like it was pretty serious, but you seem to be getting back on track.
    All the best to you...And we look forward to more from you..!!
  3. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Prayers are with you Les.

    Mind the Docs and work yourself back to the train room
  4. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Les, very glad to hear you’re recovering and making progress. I’ll keep my fingers crossed …
  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Keep it up Les! Your typing seems better than when you first mentioned the stroke in earlier posts. I'm wishing you a continued quick recovery!
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Whatever happens now... Keep doing your exercises they give you to do?!!!!

    It really will help - - Please take care of yourself. and get well soon!!! :)
  7. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Les:wav: , so GLAD to read you are making progress:thumb::mrgreen: . hang in there my friend, and keep up on the therapy:winki: . I too, wish you a speedy recovery:thumb: . PLEASE keep us up to date:smilie: .
    :deano: -Deano
  8. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    It is good to read that you are recovering.

    I think you owe yourself a rewarding trip to the B&O Museum and Hawks Nest, WV once you're able to go.
  9. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    sounds good to me. although I think c&o historical society had thier modeling meet ther last month at Hawks Nest.
  10. Go Big1

    Go Big1 Member

    Les, I wish you the best for a fully functional recovery. From what I know about strokes, the first few months of rehab are the most important, where you will get the most of your physical abilities back. After the first few months, progress seems to stall out.


    Again, best of luck with your recovery. I hope you are back home doing everything you love to do soon.
  11. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    I recall a huge O scale C&O layout that some guy had been building since the '50s...complete with many scratch built locomotives. One of the finest model railroads ever. I believe the C&O had, by far, the finest variety of motive power: 2-6-6-6s, 2-8-8-2s, 2-6-6-2s, 2-10-4s, 2-8-4s, 2-8-2s, 2-8-0s, super 4-6-4s, streamlined 4-6-4s, 4-6-2s, 4-8-4s, 4-8-2s, 0-10-0s, 0-8-0s, steam turbines plus all the smaller engines.

    Have a good recovery, and may it be filled with C&O steam...perhaps a certain man's family ought to get him a copy of the book C&O Power by Philip Shuster if he doesn't already have it. There's currently one copy on amazon.
  12. jleslie48

    jleslie48 Member

    I only wish you the most complete and speedy of recoveries.


    Jonathan Leslie
  13. rfmicro

    rfmicro Member

    Les, I had two TIAs, the last being about ten years ago. They scared the everliving c*&p out of me and still do when I think about it. These were minor hiccups compared to what you are going through. With a good rehab and a change in lifestyle, you will surley get through this.

    Best of luck and continued progress.
  14. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I hope you have a complete recovery, Les. We look forward to hearing more from you. Get well soon.
  15. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    you are correct the first few weeks are big . I am in a rehab program at hpspital and I am very tired by the end of the day. it is a very aggressive program. and I am doing very good. but there are limits and I was tol yesterday I may be on permanent total disabuility.
  16. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Well, surprise the hell out of them and do better than they expect of you. All things are possible if you just go that extra little bit. Good luck to you, sounds like you're in good hands.:thumb: :thumb:
  17. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    already doing that it is very difficult. I didn't realize how serious and life changing a stroke is untill now.:eek:
  18. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yep, those little unexpected things will change your life, that's for sure. I've not had a stroke, but I did get caught up in a heart problem a while back that has changed not only my life, but my family's as well. We don't always agree with everything they say or everything they tell us to do, but we have made significant changes to our everyday behavior, since they do indeed have our best interests in mind. When you get depress and discouraged, just think about how lucky you are to be able to have to opportunity to get better and that things aren't any worse than they are. If it sounds like I've been there, you're right...

    The best to your and your family, and a real speedy and complete recovery my friend..:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  19. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    A couple of years ago, a friend of ours had a stroke. She went to the front desk of her retirement home and said " All I can remember is my name."
    She has been having constant therapy and company since then. We saw her this summer and she has made much progress -- she used to be a lively and talkative woman; now she's in a wheelchair and has difficulty with vocabulary (but we're told it's always improving). She seemed to understand most of what we said and we even made her laugh a few times, but she can have difficulty expressing herself.
    So work at it and thank your family and friends when they have to be tolerant of your occasional shortcomings.
  20. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    You are in our prayers and thoughts. I am glad to hear that your recovering as well as you are. I sure hope one day we'll be able to prevent these things. My cousin had a stroke at 28 yrs old and he was in great health. You wonder why it has to happen to good people.


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