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Had a stroke 2 weeks ago ..anyone had a stroke im walking talking with a limp and fine moter skills gine on right side hand and foot have powr but no fineessee whats good advice ? What did you do to gain fine motor skills ? Doin PT and OP able to drive cant work though as i drive a school bus .

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I’m sorry that you’re having to endure such a difficult time. I hope that you’re feeling better very soon. It’s good to have this forum where we can talk about whatever with other friends that love the sport of bass fishing. Never lose hope!!! Take it day by day...

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Get the absolute best therapist that specializes in stroke recovery.  

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Don't give up. the brain is amazing, on how it can heal and reprogram itself.

 

 

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Sorry to hear. Best advice I can give it physical therapy. I suffer from loss of motor skills in my left hand and arm as the result of a physical injury. Simply using my left arm and hand has been the best therapy.

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Lifted.....may you have a speedy recovery.

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I had one 2 years ago.  I did not know where my right foot was, my right eye did not move with my left one and my speech was slurred.  I did not get to a hospital for 6 hours after it happened as I was at my farm alone when it happened.

 

I was taken to a hospital where they diagnosed it and on the second day told me I could go home with a walker.  I refused to leave so they transferred me to a rehab hospital.  I was there for 9 days getting physical, speech, and occupational therapy.

 

I only had rehab 3 hours a day so I had lots of time to work on my own.  I asked the therapist for specific exercises for my eye control and leg control.  I worked on them for most of the day when not in rehab.

 

They would not let me get out of a wheel chair when I was alone.  The thing that worked for my right leg was to focus on a spot where 4 floor tiles came together and lift my foot and try to "stomp" that spot.  At first I'd miss it by as much as 12-15 inches.  After many hours and several days I could hit every time.  When I told the therapist, she gave me a tennis ball and told me to roll it around under my foot, lift my foot and then put it back on the ball before it rolled away.  That took a lot of work but I got to where I could do it.  Awareness of the location of the foot came back.   I am still working on balance with a bosu ball but can stand on the deck of my boat and run the trolling motor as long as I can lean against a butt seat.

 

My speech and eye movement are normal now.

 

Good luck to you on your road to discovering what your new normal is.

 

I might add they said they did not know the cause so I was told it could have been caused by: alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, or wheat.  So I had to give up all of those.  I still drink some coffee but only 1/2 caff.  In the process of giving up wheat in now don't have carpal tunnel syndrome in my left wrist which was scheduled for surgery.

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keep fighting brother and keep us posted on your recovery 👍

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No advice, just wishing you a speedy recovery.  We're all here if you need a pick me up.

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Thks yall it is bad enough its cold and rainey ....now this blahh anyone try cannibis oil not the THC the other 

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Oh man , what a bummer . I have my fingers crossed for you .

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Good luck and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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May you have a full recovery.

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6 hours ago, Maxximus Redneckus said:

Thks yall it is bad enough its cold and rainey ....now this blahh anyone try cannibis oil not the THC the other 

No but if you try the cbd oil gives us a review I heard it’s extremely beneficial.

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Good luck with your recovery. 

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Never had a stroke but my sister did.  She was in her early 30's when she had hers.  She still has some fine motor skill issues but gets along pretty well.  Hope you recover well!!!!

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On November 15, 2018 at 3:51 PM, Maxximus Redneckus said:

Thks yall it is bad enough its cold and rainey ....now this blahh anyone try cannibis oil not the THC the other 

Ive been using cbd oil, 1200 mg, for about 4 months now. I had arthritic hips, knees and left foot. It was the worst in the middle of the night, I would wake up and my knees would be killing me. After starting the cbd oil, it took a couple days, and no more pain. I sleep thru the night, often I don't even get up to go pee. I'm so glad i started taking it.

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@Maxximus Redneckus,

I had a stroke about 5 years ago.  Was in acute therapy for 10 days relearning how to stand up, then relearning how to walk.  Also had to relearn how to use my left arm and hand.  Had to do three months of out-patient PT and OT, some of which I had to pay for myself because insurance wouldn't cover it.  Couldn't drive for 3-4 months. 

 

The Therapists will teach you exercises to work on at home.  This was a full-time job.  If people visit you, ask them to do the exercises with you, or go for a walk with you.  Don't let them waste your recovery time.  Most of my recovery was during the first 6 months, then it slows down (but still continues to this day).

Activities the therapist had me do for motor skills:

1)  Work on finger strength using something called theraputty.  Basically moving the putty around using just your fingers.

2)  Putting pegs in a peg board.

3)  Screwing nuts on to bolts.

4)  Typing.

 

Fishing activities that I thought would help work on arm and hand skills:

1)  I turned the handle on a spinning reel a little bit every day.

2)  I practiced tying knots!  It takes patience, but start with simple knots.  I still have trouble tying knots. 

 

Good luck with your recovery.

 

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I don't have advice to offer, only support. You've been here so long, you're like family.  Hoping for the best recovery possible.  You can do this!

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I'm sorry to hear. I don't really have any advice other than follow through with PT. I've heard enough stories where with enough repetition, people will recover their coordination after a stroke.

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Thinking about you bassin brother

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The best advice given is to complete( ATTACK) physical, occupational, and speech therapy as soon as possible...which you are doing. the more time you devote, the more complete your recovery can be. Also, don't get caught doing the same items/exercises repeatedly. Your brain needs to be challenged with many diverse activities. Picking up change from surface top, opening/closing safety pins, buttoning/unbuttoning shirts, thera-putty, fingers to thumb opposition, moving items with affected upper extremity/lower extremity from right to left and then left to right. Hopefully, your therapist is giving you many different exercises and activities to enhance your recovery. 

 

Praying for full recovery for you!

 

For all members, Remember FAST

Face...is one side drooping? 

Arms, can person lift arms overhead equally?

Speech, is it slurred?

Time...if any are noticed...Call the E-squad

The sooner treatment is given the less damage done to brain and the faster and easier recovery can be. 

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Thks everyone i wasnt gettin notifications with the last response thks again yall ...progressing along pretty  good i suppose .each time i go for therapy they push me up a few steps say im goin faster then expected tommorow i go to neurologist for a review and hope fully a releash to go back to work all depends what my doc says in conjunction with Motor vehicle admins doctors. Gotta go down to a class c license  till im cleared this is trying times for sure ...thks again yalll

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