Tell us about your stroke

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Hello,

How about we discuss how your stroke or your loved one's stroke?

Were you alone? Near a hospital? Did help arrive quickly and how did you notify them? How do you think we could improve the speed of care for people with stroke?

Please share :)

Beginning of the discussion - 19/06/2019

Tell us about your stroke


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I was in the non secours hospital only my brother visited no one would have noticed even though I was high risk then they had to get an ambulance to take me to Beaumont hospital for treatment I have no memory of this the first thing I remember is an injection into my groin and then the medication burning through my body till it hit my head don’t remember anything for some days after that

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My wife recently suffered a stroke just a few days after our 40th anniversary. It's been a year now and while she's making progress, she's not the same as before. I'm dealing with a lot of grief right now. It's like the person I knew is dead. How do I accept this and move on?

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My husband had a stroke. But it was strange. On the Tuesday he took a severe nose bleed, it lasted for 4 hours. The only way we could get it to stop, was to pack his nose. Then on the Thursday he was violently sick. He couldn't keep anything down, not even water. He was like that till Saturday. When it was our Granddaughter's birthday. We were having a small tea for her. Just as she was leaving, she asked to see her Grandpa.  I went Into the bedroom to see if he was awake and asked him if he would like to see her. He agreed. When she came into the room and said "hello Grandpa, how are you." He said he was ok. Then, as she was leaving the room, he turned to me and asked  "Why did you bring a strange child into the room". At first I thought he was joking, but he then said "Who was the little girl". I could see he was confused.  The alarm bells started to ring, I knew something was wrong.

As soon as the family left  I phoned NHS24, they send Paramedics in an ambulance to check on him. They did lots of tests, but couldn't tell what was wrong. They suggested,  instead of getting a doctor to come out, ( they said he would only call for an ambulance to take him to hospital, for more tests). They could take him to hospital instead, saving the wait. We agreed.  My husband got up out of bed and got himself dressed. We then went to the hospital.

The Paramedics asked that I check my husband in. They took him to triage in a wheelchair.  By the time I got to him, I thought, "If I didn't know him, I would swear he was a  drunk old man." Just as I got to him, he was trying to get out of the chair. I told him he had to stay in the chair until the nurse called him. Just then, the nurse called me over to the desk, and asked, "What has he been drinking and did he normally slur his words ". I told her he hadn't been drinking, in fact he hadn't been able to keep even water down for the last two days. Straight away, he was rushed through. He was sent for an xray. He was then sent for a scan. The doctor started to ask him a lot of questions,  like who was the Prime minister,  where was he, what day it was, (he said Monday, it was Saturday), what month it was ( he said January,  it was November), what year it was, (he said 1995, it was 2005). The the doctor asked him to touch his nose with his index finger,  he just looked confused.  The doctor repeated the question,  again my husband looked confused.  The doctor then asked him to to draw his heel of one foot down his other  leg. he could'nt do it. the doctor then asked him to touch his nose again, he still looked confused, he looked at his hand and started to giggle. The doctor then turned to me and said, "You do understand, your husband has had a stroke".  I said, "No, his face didn't go funny". He was in hospital for a week. 

Later we were told, by the Stoke Nurse, that it was a T.I.A. He had another one 10years later. He was very lucky, he didn't have any weaknesses in any of his limbs, andd his face didn't drop.

I now tell people about him and his mini stroke, I always believed that all strokes cased either a dropped face and/or weakness in the arms and/or slurred speach, (I couldn't hear his slurring, but the nurse did).

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I had a stroke at 5am and collapsed behind the cloakroom door and couldn’t get out I was there until 4.30 pm when my daughter sent her husband to see where I was as they hadn’t seen me all day was in hospital 2 weeks and came out in wheelchair had careers for 3months but now manage on my own even though walking is hard going.i use a medicotech bike every day to try and get the muscle back in my left leg.

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