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Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 11, 2022 09:22PM
I was on the phone and my speech was not right. I got my brother to take me to the ER. My blood pressure was 224 over 120 something. I had lots of tests done and the doctor blamed it on the BP and didn’t say I had a stroke although my speech was off and my mouth was misshapened. I missed my medicine the night before because I was too tired to go to the other end of the house and take my medicine. I got back on my 75mg Atenolol that night but it hasn’t got below about 200/70 since. I’m wondering about accuracy of the meter. Also, I have a disease called Myeloproliferative Neoplasm w/Essential Thrombocythemia that is known for causing heart attacks and strokes. My speech is getting more unintelligible and my stamina is not holding up. My niece is a nurse practitioner and is working with me. The doctor doesn’t seem very confidence-building.
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 11, 2022 09:28PM
A family member in health care can be a strong advocate. I've seen it with my own niece working with my father after a stroke.
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: gadje
Date: June 11, 2022 09:28PM
Go back to the hospital, don’t delay.
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 11, 2022 09:31PM
Hang in there!

If it helps you any, a friend of mine had a stroke on his 31st birthday... affected his speech fairly badly. It took several months of therapy, but, no one but his close friends and family can tell he ever had a stroke. He just celebrated his 54th birthday on wednesday.

Wish I had something more useful to say, or great medical information to relate.

Sending my best wishes!



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: June 11, 2022 09:34PM
BP is still dangerously high… I say head back to the hospital immediately!



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: June 11, 2022 09:56PM
Wow, I hope you get the proper diagnosis and treatment soon.

We all are concerned for you, hang in there and keep us posted.

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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: August West
Date: June 11, 2022 09:57PM
You should be in an ICU. Good luck.



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 11, 2022 10:02PM
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August West
You should be in an ICU. Good luck.

Agreed. Best of luck!
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: lost in space
Date: June 11, 2022 10:04PM
Pulling for you, Dennis.







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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 11, 2022 10:15PM
Maybe find a different hospital this time?
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: June 11, 2022 10:20PM
Wow. I wish you the best. Sounds like you need to talk to another doctor.




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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 11, 2022 10:52PM
I have no advice, but I will be holding you in the Light.



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 11, 2022 11:39PM
Keep at it, best wishes!
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: davemchine
Date: June 11, 2022 11:56PM
Best wishes Dennis. Sounds like you need further care.



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: June 12, 2022 01:08AM
Back to hospital. Maybe a different hospital. Don't take no for an answer. Good luck; wishing you the best!
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: June 12, 2022 02:13AM
Thinking of you, Dennis S. Hope you've been admitted to the hospital by now, and are getting the care you need.
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: GeneH
Date: June 12, 2022 02:20AM
Good luck, Dennis S.! Hope for improvement in your symptoms and a full recovery back to normalcy.

It sounds like you've gotten some sound advice from the board members.



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: June 12, 2022 08:11AM
Good luck Dennis. We are all pulling for you!
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: wave rider
Date: June 12, 2022 09:32AM
Good luck Dennis S, wishing you the best.



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 12, 2022 11:10AM
Wishing you all the best.

I have to echo getting further care ASAP. I’ve down the road of a serious condition not being treated seriously enough, with the worst possible outcome the result. Be a PITA if necessary. There are no do overs.



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 12, 2022 11:19AM
We're all rooting for you, Dennis. Hope to see you in full bloom soon!
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 12, 2022 01:56PM
...get back to hospital/doctor.....best wishes...



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 12, 2022 01:57PM
Please keep us informed, to the best of your ability to do so. Or get a relation to do so. We can do what we can from afar, which may not be too tangible, but we will be sending good vibes. It sounds like you have some proxies in place.
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Frank
Date: June 12, 2022 05:16PM
Best wishes for a full recovery.
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: JoeM
Date: June 12, 2022 06:16PM
So sorry to learn of your condition Dennis. I think you need to ditch that doctor asap and find one who is more inclined to quickly help you. I agree with others that you might be best off going back to the hospital. Hope you get the support and help you need very soon.



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 13, 2022 09:16AM
Hoping for a good outcome. Feel better.
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: gadje
Date: June 13, 2022 10:21PM
Are you OK???
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 14, 2022 10:31AM
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gadje
Are you OK???

Yes, waiting with bated breath for an update. Take care!



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 14, 2022 12:11PM
My blood pressure won’t get below 200 on the top number. The bottom number is is normal 90% of the time. Today, one week after the event, it’s 225. I’ve started a diuretic this morning. Thank y’all for your concern and tips so far.



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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: fauch
Date: June 14, 2022 03:43PM
I can't believe they sent you home with BP that high!!!
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 14, 2022 04:34PM
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fauch
I can't believe they sent you home with BP that high!!!

And there were no instructions and no plan and no follow up (except a CT scan.)
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 14, 2022 08:50PM
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Dennis S
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fauch
I can't believe they sent you home with BP that high!!!

And there were no instructions and no plan and no follow up (except a CT scan.)

Can you try another provider?
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Re: Had a stroke last Tuesday. Not progressing very well.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 16, 2022 07:24PM
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Dennis S
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fauch
I can't believe they sent you home with BP that high!!!

And there were no instructions and no plan and no follow up (except a CT scan.)

What you're describing represents some serious degree of malpractice, get yourself to another provider - STAT.
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