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  1. PatO

    PatO DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Marines

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    EDIT: Post Header should say Four Year Stroke Update
    I post periodic updates on my stroke recovery to offer a heads up on hopeful prevention and warning signs for others to ponder.
    To repeat earlier updates, you should have your blood pressure checked regularly as well as your cholesterol level. If you feel stressed, headaches, dizziness, or numbness in your arms or legs, do not ignore those signs like I did.
    So four years later it appears like I have recovered about all that is probable (but I tell myself not impossible to get better). I am about 2/3 the man I used to be; paralysis in the right arm and leg and numbness in the left arm and leg. I have had to learn to be one-handed left-handed. My balance and control is about half normal and I had to learn how to walk again, with assistance. I require a driver and need him by my side while walking (not nearly a normal walk). I need a cane for steps and getting up.
    The good news is last month we celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary and this Thursday is my son's 6th birthday party. I feel blessed to be alive and able to participate. I am also blessed to have a great wife to take care of me and an extended family to look after me. I am able to go to the gym 5 times a week and walk the harbor walkway.
    Other than coffee and talking with guys at Sans Rival at the mall, I am a home body and happy to help my boy with his homework and my wife with her college studies.p, and watch sports.
    Once again I will close by saying take care, having a stroke has a catastrophic impact on your life, if you survive it.
     
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  2. kelpguy

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    could be an age thing, pat, i know my energy is leveling off.

    not that it's going to fix all ills;
    golden milk is another turmeric option. search; how to make golden milk with fresh turmeric.

    Golden milk is a traditional Indian drink that has its roots in Ayurveda. In in its simplest form it’s a blend of hot milk and ground turmeric. i saw a recipe using coconut milk.
     
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  3. PatO

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    I guess I should do a 6 yr update. Not much has changed last two years. Fell down walking and can’t walk as far (with help) as I could 2 yrs ago. Hit a plateau on improving from stroke damage even though I go to the gym 5 times a week. Recommendation: get a checkup at least twice a year. I didn’t before.
     
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    Keep it up old fella and stay positive which it appears you are doing. Best of luck with the treatments. Thinking now of starting to take something myself having just turned the big eight oh!.
     
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