Stroke caused by covid 1 year ago

Hello my name is Elizabeth… i had my stroke in the hospital while i was being treated for covid… i was in the hospital 8 days already, with lung problems… then i had a stroke… i remember the dr. telling me i had left side weakness, and i was surprised i could not move at all… t hen i was transferred to stroke rehab hospital … i was there 2 months. My stroke was ischemic… i still cannot walk without brace or use hand andcarm… but am getting better everyday, but slowly…My husband takes care of me…i am in middle age. And look forward to meeting you all… :blush:

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Hello and welcome to the best club no one volunteers to join!

There is lots of knowledge, experience and support here - just pitch in :slight_smile:

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Thank you so much for the kind reply :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi Elizabeth. Like you I had a stroke that affected my left side. I am almost 4 months post stroke and can hobble around the house with a stick. My left arm and hand still don’t work properly although they are better than they were. My fingers are very stiff and annoyingly will manage to pick something up but then 5 mins later just drop it! I am improving but it is so slow despite having physio.
Like you I have a wonderful husband who looks after me but I do feel guilty sometimes that he has to do so much. There is lots of help from this group. Take care

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Hi Apple, :wave:

I mostly walk with a brace, qbout 100ft , but am learning how to walk without a brac3, maybe25 feet. I … i spend most times in a wheelchair my hand seems to be waking up :butterfly:

@Elizabeth1 welcome to the forum. Hopefully you’ll find it to be very friendly & supportive.

Poor you having to go through Covid & then suffering a stroke. Not much luck there.

Good to hear you’re making progress & hopefully you’ll continue to make more progress in time.

Best wishes.

Ann x

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It’s all so slow isn’t it? I’m not very patient but trying to learn I can’t do anything in a hurry! Pleased your hand is waking up - mine is better but a long way from being right. Janet

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Hi Elizabeth-- I had a stroke 4 1/2 years ago. Like yours, it was an ischemic stroke and my left side was completely paralyzed–although I could feel things, I couldn’t move anything. I was in a rehab hospital for 3 weeks. When I came home I continued rehab -physical and occupational therapies–two times a week for about 5 months. On off days I practiced exercises for my legs and arm/hand. I can’t stress enough how important it is to continue rehab. This happened when I was 74, so I am proof that no matter what your age is, if you work at it, you can continue to improve and recover. It doesn’t happen by itself., though. You have to work at by using the body, so the brain can relearn and rewire. I used to make myself eat and reach for things, etc. with my left hand–even though I spilled a lot --to reteach it. Also like you, I had a great husband who took good care of me during the early months–cooking, cleaning, helping me with baths, etc. But over time I could begin to do some of these things. My best to you and good luck as you work toward your recovery and good health! :slightly_smiling_face:Jeanne

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Thank you all for the warm welcome! :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi Elizabeth,
Welcome to the forum, sorry you also had to join us.
I have found everyone on here to be so welcoming, non judgemental and kind.
You will find it a great place to read up on things and offload if you need to.

Gem

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