Cerebral infarction

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Cerebral infarction

Post by gijss » January 7th, 2018, 10:18 am

Just to let you know that I am in hospital / therapy centre since december 26 due to a cerebral infarction. Rigth Side and speech affected, brain ok. Typing difficult.
My name is Gijs but in English you can call me Gilbert as this might be easier te remember :-)

SCA Nov 13, 2004, shocked Sep 2 (2x) & 5 2005, Dec 31 2005, May 20 2006, Dec 29 2008, Oct 31 2009 and April 6 2010 (3x). 'Repaired' by epicardial ablation April 16th, 2010.
First ICD Guidant Vitallity, second (May 16, 2012) Boston Scientific Energen ICD

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Re: Cerebral infarction

Post by KansasAl » January 7th, 2018, 12:54 pm

Sorry to hear you had a mind blowing Christmas, maybe the stroke was Karma's way of saying you shouldn't have stood under the mistletoe all day. punisher

Glad to hear your brain is OK. Hopefully the rehab will get the rest of you going again.

Well wishes and a great 2018 to you. Alan

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Re: Cerebral infarction

Post by freckles1880 » January 7th, 2018, 7:23 pm

Darn these strokes. Our ICD's don't help a bit when we get them. Hope they have you issue under control now. Do you take any blood thinners?

Get better soon. :big-hug:

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Re: Cerebral infarction

Post by ROBO Pop » January 9th, 2018, 10:29 am

Hope you are doing better Gil, let us know how you are progressing
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Re: Cerebral infarction

Post by mrag » January 9th, 2018, 5:45 pm

Obviously you need to cut the ice cream out of your diet ;-)

Trust this finds you healing super well. Wishing you the very best, Al
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Re: Cerebral infarction

Post by Ozchrissy » January 10th, 2018, 7:22 am

I am sorry to hear that you have been hospitalized with this. I agree with freckles, strokes are so unpredictable. Here is hoping that you will overcome the effects and get back to a good quality of health and movement. You are so lucky your brain is ok. I have a good friend who has brilliant brain function, but physically she has still got some issues, but boy she is still a little powerhouse. You have been through this heart stuff and proved how strong you are, so now it is just a matter of time before you do the same with this stroke.

wavhi wavhi wavhi
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Appropriate Shocks for Ventricular VFib.

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Re: Cerebral infarction

Post by gijss » January 27th, 2018, 9:14 am

Update: I am doing (relatively) well, working hard on recovery. I am allowed to walk outside alone (since Thursday), can talk 1 to 1, in a group is more difficult. I can drink without thickener, and I can type (slowly, backspace is my friend). One month ago I could barely anything of these.
I have intensive therapy, 5 days a week internal.
On Februari 7th I will be released with 3 days with therapy.
They say I am a model-patiënt, doing extremely well, going very fast in recovery! But I have to: when asked what my goals are I said: "100%"😀
My name is Gijs but in English you can call me Gilbert as this might be easier te remember :-)

SCA Nov 13, 2004, shocked Sep 2 (2x) & 5 2005, Dec 31 2005, May 20 2006, Dec 29 2008, Oct 31 2009 and April 6 2010 (3x). 'Repaired' by epicardial ablation April 16th, 2010.
First ICD Guidant Vitallity, second (May 16, 2012) Boston Scientific Energen ICD

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Re: Cerebral infarction

Post by Ozchrissy » January 27th, 2018, 4:32 pm

YIPPEE, I am so pleased that you are making such progress.

But then again, I didn't expect anything less from you. I honestly believe it is the attitude of the patient that makes all the difference, OK rehab and physio etc helps, but you are proving, and obviously surprising your doctors and health professionals with your progress. That all comes down to determination and your own personal strength.

You inspire us all, and I am sure other patients around you. Keep up the determination, we are all behind you in this, your own personal cheer squad.

:big-hug: :big-hug: :big-hug: :big-hug: :big-hug:
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Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 10/99
LBBB & VT diagnosed Feb 06
Guidant Biventricular Pacer ICD inserted Feb 06: Boston Scientific Incepta CRT-D inserted May, 2012
Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
Meds: Entresto, Bicard, Coralan, Eurtorxsiq, Frusehexl, Spiractin, Sigmaxin, Creon, Warfarin,
Appropriate Shocks for Ventricular VFib.

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Re: Cerebral infarction

Post by Melissa » January 27th, 2018, 5:21 pm

Fantastic progress! And great to hear. Keep us updated, we'll be thinking of you!
Melissa - dx cardiomyopathy in 2004 due to childhood chemotherapy; Boston Scientific CRT-D implanted 8/10, meds: Toprol XL 100mg/day, aldactone 25mg/day. Second ICD implanted 3/18, also Boston Scientific CRT-D

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Re: Cerebral infarction

Post by ROBO Pop » January 28th, 2018, 11:57 am

Good for you. So I'm guessing when you can pronounce Gijss they'll know you've recovered?!?! dancee
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