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Anyone suffered a stroke ? ?

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TopB79
TopB79 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
Hi ! I am fairly new to this and I just wondered if anybody has a brain injury. My name’s Lou, thought I’d say hey x

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  • katz23
    katz23 Community member Posts: 1,895 Pioneering
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    Hi @TopB79

    Welcome to the community.

    I haven’t suffered a stroke but hope that you are OK?
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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    TopB79 said:
    Hi ! I am fairly new to this and I just wondered if anybody has a brain injury. My name’s Lou, thought I’d say hey x
    Hi TopB79,
    20 years ago I had a fractured skull and brain damage with a subdural haematoma; I was in and out of Intensive care and High Dependency for 2 weeks (during which period I arrested once).  This was followed by 2 weeks in a rehab unit.
    The weeks that followed my discharge were made up of extreme exhaustion, looking like a zombie (a close friend used to take me shopping - she used to point out how people were staring at me), practically nil working memory (I would forget what I was talking about whilst talking) and, for want of an expression, learning to live again.
    Your title and opening comment imply that you have suffered brain damage; I hope not, but if you have, I hope it`s not serious.
    Andy

  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good morning @TopB79 welcome to our great 
    I haven't suffered a stroke, but i do have two close family members that have, so i do understand some of the problems you may be going through. My eldest sisters stroke affected her brain and not her body, i do help support her husband and my sister as she had a total personality change caused through hers.
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