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Old 04-08-2022, 12:11 PM   #1
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A day in late February of this year started the same as any other. I was having a coffee and pottering about on my computer doing some light work. I felt absolutely fine and normal. Then, I started to feel a little unwell and within 30 seconds I was unconscious. Some time later, I recovered consciousness as a stroke survivor

I went from someone who hadn't seen a doctor in years, to a regular out patient at the hospital. Since February, a week hasn't passed without some form of test or scan in a multitude of hospital departments. Crazy.

If it's possible to be fortunate after having a stroke, then I think I am. I still have full speech and control over my limbs, but it's changed me and my life in many other different ways.

I have learnt some important lessons on real priorities. I don't want this to be a pity me situation, but I do want to make people aware of how quickly things can change outwith our control. Live every moment as if it could be your last
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Old 04-08-2022, 12:21 PM   #2
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A day in late February of this year started the same as any other. I was having a coffee and pottering about on my computer doing some light work. I felt absolutely fine and normal. Then, I started to feel a little unwell and within 30 seconds I was unconscious. Some time later, I recovered consciousness as a stroke survivor

I went from someone who hadn't seen a doctor in years, to a regular out patient at the hospital. Since February, a week hasn't passed without some form of test or scan in a multitude of hospital departments. Crazy.

If it's possible to be fortunate after having a stroke, then I think I am. I still have full speech and control over my limbs, but it's changed me and my life in many other different ways.

I have learnt some important lessons on real priorities. I don't want this to be a pity me situation, but I do want to make people aware of how quickly things can change outwith our control. Live every moment as if it could be your last
Oh my BoTs, I am so sorry to hear this but so glad you are doing as well as possible. I knew you had had some medical issues from a couple of posts but thanks for sharing this with us. I hope your recovery continues to progress and you can learn to put it behind you

A similar thing happened to my Dad years ago, he was 50, still played football and cricket weekly and was a fit guy. One saturday I was on the phone to him and he said he had cried off his cricket match as he didn't feel well (he NEVER let anyone down so this in itself was a warning flag). The next thing he collapsed whilst talking to me and had a heart attack. Similar to you, he thankfully had no long lasting effects (the hospital told him it was a BIG warning to change his lifestyle - he had recently been made redundant after 32 years with BT and so had gone from active to sedentary during the week). He still has yearly checks and takes meds but he's 75 now and fitter than I am.

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Old 04-08-2022, 12:24 PM   #3
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Old 04-08-2022, 12:34 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear you went through that BOTS but I'm really glad you came out the other end relatively well too
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Great to hear you have no ill effects from it, I do know a few stroke survivors who have little or no symptoms but like you say a life time of medication. So long may your recovery continue.
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Bloody hell Bots that wasnt good, glad you are ok. Did they attribute it to anything?
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Sorry you went through such a hellish experience, BOTS. Any idea what the cause was?
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A day in late February of this year started the same as any other. I was having a coffee and pottering about on my computer doing some light work. I felt absolutely fine and normal. Then, I started to feel a little unwell and within 30 seconds I was unconscious. Some time later, I recovered consciousness as a stroke survivor

I went from someone who hadn't seen a doctor in years, to a regular out patient at the hospital. Since February, a week hasn't passed without some form of test or scan in a multitude of hospital departments. Crazy.

If it's possible to be fortunate after having a stroke, then I think I am. I still have full speech and control over my limbs, but it's changed me and my life in many other different ways.

I have learnt some important lessons on real priorities. I don't want this to be a pity me situation, but I do want to make people aware of how quickly things can change outwith our control. Live every moment as if it could be your last
Aw Bots ,sorry to hear that ,you never know do you what other people are going through? I'm pleased you have come out the other side relatively unscathed ,when things like this happen I think we realise life can be so fragile . Good luck for the future and big hugs.x
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Bloody hell Bots that wasnt good, glad you are ok. Did they attribute it to anything?
it's a bit chicken and egg, our vital systems are all interconnected. They also found an issue with my heart where my heart rate would race due to an electric short circuit (treatable with meds) and the constantly changing heart rate dislodges crap from your arteries which can cause a clot to form. But then in parallel to this, if the blood flow is reduced to your brain, then your heart speeds up to try and get the blood to the areas that need it ..... so, if anything drifts out of equilibrium you have a problem. Anyway, i am still going for diagnostic tests and scans and I have to say the NHS have been brilliant in my experience
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it's a bit chicken and egg, our vital systems are all interconnected. They also found an issue with my heart where my heart rate would race due to an electric short circuit (treatable with meds) and the constantly changing heart rate dislodges crap from your arteries which can cause a clot to form. But then in parallel to this, if the blood flow is reduced to your brain, then your heart speeds up to try and get the blood to the areas that need it ..... so, if anything drifts out of equilibrium you have a problem. Anyway, i am still going for diagnostic tests and scans and I have to say the NHS have been brilliant in my experience
Well i hope they continue to be brilliant for you. I wish you all the best .
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The truth is bots, while reading yet another one of toy soldiers posts, your brain couldn’t take anymore and shut down.

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You are absolutely right BOTS it can change just like that. My husband was a fit 53 year old and he felt unwell and eventually went to the Doctors with his heart racing. He was sent straight to the hospital in an Ambulance and under went a bypass involving 5 bypasses. He is on meds for the rest of his life.
I am so glad you have come through it with little effect…but it does prove that no matter how fit you are these things can still happen…and how precious life is.
You take care…
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Wow. Sorry to hear you’ve been through that but your mindset and outlook on life now seems incredible. Good for you man! All the best to you.
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Thank goodness you are on the mend BOTS, all these tests and procedures are a right faff on, but they are well worth it to make sure you are on the right meds etc.
Keep on going from strength to strength.
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That must have been very scary, glad you're through the other side bots!

Similar happened to my Uncle - he was a very active and sociable person in his 50s then had a massive stroke from out of nowhere. He'll never regain full mobility or speech from it sadly but in one way he's very lucky to be alive at all. Like you say, it really can all change in an instant with no warning, the human body is a very fragile thing
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Just found out my pal's (who i was on my golf holiday with) wife has died of cancer she was 52. Literally got ill middle of June with sore legs and one thing led to another and she had cancer, and a month and a half later she is dead leaving her two boys. Thankfully ex-mrs LT saw her last week. So sad.
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Just found out my pal's (who i was on my golf holiday with) wife has died of cancer she was 52. Literally got ill middle of June with sore legs and one thing led to another and she had cancer, and a month and a half later she is dead leaving her two boys. Thankfully ex-mrs LT saw her last week. So sad.
So sorry to hear that LT. How old are their boys?

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