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Hi, my name is Siluri!

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Siluri
Siluri Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited October 2023 in Start here and say hello!
Hi I'm a Stroke Survivor

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,215 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Siluri, welcome to our online community :) I'm sorry to hear about your stroke, hopefully we can help you with any issues you have. Whether that's finding advice or helping you find other forms of help :) As well as just being here for you of course.

    How are you doing today?
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  • Siluri
    Siluri Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Well I was fit enough to go back to work a few months after my stroke, till a slip on the top of the stairs on my bum till I hit the bottom and broke my coccyx!
    Not the two week healing type but the no limit healing and excruciating pain, then I was bedridden for weeks then difficulty in walking or sitting down for year till all my daily exercises were for nothing! Then all of a sudden there was no pain 😥 but lost the opportunity to go back to work as my body needed constant chiropractic healing which I couldn't afford, and all that in between infected pancreas, and recently a Covid induced clot in my Heart 😱 which I thought was long Covid as it all the symptoms, went into hospital for a few weeks just came out a 100% better than what I was feeling, still not work able as my legs have lost their muscle mass 😥 but I'm getting fitter, lol this is a diluted summary lol🙄 sigh
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,215 Scope online community team
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    I've not broken my coccyx but I have, what the doctor described as "shuddered" it. I had landed directly on it when tackled to the ground playing rugby. It was very painful, I remember bending was a problem/painful for several weeks until it healed. This was as a teenager with that teenage healing speed! Can't imagine how tough breaking it would be. 

    I hope you're doing better now, I remember that post-hospital feeling after I was hospitalised for a small bowel bleed that almost killed me (they had to put me in the resus section when I got to hospital my blood pressure was that low. Stayed for 20 days in hospital and took several weeks after that but I've not looked back since. That was definitely my low point health-wise, I also quickly realised my "normal" before was not normal at all. I was so ill with my Crohns for so long my idea of "normal" had warped so much. Even now I know I'm not "normal" health-wise compared to the average person. But MY normal is much better than before.

    I hope you get there too, sounds like you've been through a lot! While these stories can often be sad they often have happy endings too. And they always end up giving people experience to help others just entering situations that are similar. I'm glad you let us know your story, even a diluted version :)
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