Bit of a worry but I am anxious any how

Just had a call to say next Tuesday my consultant wants to see me after mri images now arrived with him. I’ll be 10 weeks post stroke seems to worry me. Ive been ok around and apart from speech no issues!

Am I worrying about nothing??

Just scared me car is taken away or something else is found.

They said a physical exam is wanted


Hopefully it’s nothing @garethc970. Maybe just routine to go over results. I’m 8 weeks today since my diagnosis CT showed my stroke but only had my MRI last Thursday evening so it’s a waiting game for me.



I’d say it’s the routine follow up. You are obviously in a good catchment area of the NHS and you’re receiving the timely follow up that many have been neglected from getting. It’ll probably be to tell you what they found on the scans and how to proceed going forward.

I suggest you take this time now to write down all the questions you have to ask the consultant and naturally take your wife in with so she can back you up and take notes if need be. And hopefully this exercise may help you relax a little. Good luck for Tuesday :people_hugging:


It could well be just a routine follow up that we should all get pist stroke (we don’t all get them). As @EmeraldEyes says use the time over tue next few days to write down any questions you might have & try & relax you can’t change anything & worrying will just make you feel rubbish.

Hope appointment goes well.


@garethc970 hi there!! I’m a big worrier too at times. I’m facing the option of an endarterectomy. I worry how my wife will cope if I don’t come through or am disabled in some way.
If you’re worried about something then it’s not nothing, as it’s real to you. It’s not always easy to share, but if you do then someone will pick you up. You’re the first one I’ve told my main worry to Thanks. :slightly_smiling_face: @IanM.


Hi @garethc970
So what happened with the post-mri?
How’s yr speech & emotional control? Improving I hope :slight_smile:
Are your back at work now?

Hope yr doing well

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Yeah it was all good and nothing seen and no more tests needed.

Emotions can still be a bit all over though.

Terrified but going in for 2 hours Thursday so :crossed_fingers:t3:


Good luck going into work. Hope it goes well x


How did it go?

From memory you were very apprehensive about the first visit to work and had warm feelings about it you updated us - how was yesterday?

I hope you’re progressing well on other fronts too


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Hello @SimonInEdinburgh it went pretty well with no real issues with people understanding or anything. I was shattered when I got back in though.

I’ve gone through the grief stages now and I’m at acceptance with my dysarthria for what it is and it’s part of me now


Glad things went ok. Often the thought is worse than the reality but it is still very difficult. Good to hear you’re at acceptance stage with your dysarthria too. That’s an important milestone. I don’t know about you but I am often very self conscious about things that other people take no notice of.


After acceptance is healing/ helping/ happiness (?)

It’s a shame that the focus conversations is about upper and lower limb dysfunction and only a little thought is given then to balance and eyesight and almost nothing too emotions and communications (speech and understanding of what is heard)

I’m glad that you appear to be on the better path now.

Cheers :slight_smile:


100% I’m so very aware of it around people I can’t seem as “safe” yet

Getting better though with workers/ contractors etc