There's someone in my head but it's not me.

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2014-07-30 19:03:48 -0500
Started 2014-07-15 19:33:37 -0500

Visit to a new Neurologist today for some clue as to the reason for my increasing difficulty in walking.
Yes, part of the issue is neuropathy but his main concern is that I may have experienced additional hemorrhagic stroke(s) since my initial one 18 months ago.
Scheduled for more MRI's.
Not the news I was hoping for but …
you're dealt the cards you plays your hand


23 replies

Nick1962 2014-07-16 18:45:08 -0500 Report

Hopefully this setback is a just a small thing that catches the potentially bigger thing.
Incense will be lit.

jigsaw 2014-07-16 17:46:39 -0500 Report

Steve, I sincerely hope this discouraging situation works out for the best. I'm sure you;ll muster up the strength to fight it tooth n nail! I'll be praying and hoping for the best!

haoleboy 2014-07-16 18:15:20 -0500 Report

never one to pass up an opportunity to quote Nietzsche…
"that which doesn't kill us, makes us stronger"

jigsaw 2014-07-18 11:19:28 -0500 Report

Thinking positive thoughts, is more then half the battle! I believe that thinking positive thoughts, and believing those thoughts, has tremendous impact on our overall health!
There were a few times in the past, that I was diagnosed with conditions that were pretty much out of my control. I refused to believe that I was a helpless victim. My belief ran deep, and I looked and searched for answers as a result. I found those answers, over came my situations, proved that what I was told by numerous medical professionals was inaccurate, and I have been doing well! Quite frankly, I really believe that my positive thoughts, and attitude made all the difference. Keep your head up, keep a positive attitude, and find your way to the answers you need!

Glucerna 2014-07-16 15:36:11 -0500 Report

I like the way you're keeping your sense of humor with the Pink Floyd reference. I hope you know that the answer to the question: is there anybody out there? in your case is that there are a whole bunch of people pulling for you. ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy 2014-07-16 16:00:00 -0500 Report

thanks Lynn
one of my favorite quotes is from former USC football coach John McKay who also coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ,,, when the Bucs first came into the NFL they lost a record 26 games in a row. When asked about it McKay allegedly said "during trying times it is important to keep a sense of humor, and right now I am hysterical".
I understand his feeling.
When I was still in rehab for my stroke I started my Brain Damage blog ( initially as a way of expressing the humor I found in the whole rehab process.
I've found that a good sense of humor can carry you through some very tough times


Glucerna 2014-07-17 17:16:21 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing your blog with me Steve. I hope the tough times are getting a bit easier. ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy 2014-07-16 11:39:34 -0500 Report

Thank you for all the positive energy!
My PCP will need to submit the request to insurance for approval of the MRI which will probably take several weeks.
People that have had a stroke are at risk to have subsequent strokes. Stroke prevention is all about lifestyle changes. Eat a healthy diet, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, maintain a healthy weight, no smoking or drinking, exercise regularly… all of which I have done, which is sort of frustrating.

Type1Lou 2014-07-16 07:41:46 -0500 Report

Wow Steve! Please keep us posted on what's happening…and hoping the cause is isolated and can be treated! Wishing you well!

GabbyPA 2014-07-16 06:03:49 -0500 Report

Oh man, I am sorry to hear that. Are these like mini strokes or something even less noticeable?

Pegsy 2014-07-15 20:18:26 -0500 Report

Steve, so sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems. When will those MRI's happen? Please keep us posted. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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