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    Hi I am a walker and at 6 months was just...

    Hi
    I am a walker and at 6 months was just emerging from a wheel chair onto crutches. 8 years on, the improvement continues, maybe no so fast. At the 6 month point, one of my legs was very doubtful...
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    Long before the Treadmill........

    It might be worth mentioning that also a powered cycle machine might be a good early start prior to a treadmill. My injury involved 3 separate levels leaving one leg without ANY power. Physio were...
  3. Hello KLD Thanks for advice which I will take...

    Hello KLD
    Thanks for advice which I will take heed of.

    Thanks Sue for recommendations and information.
  4. Greeting Nurse and KLD My injury was at...

    Greeting Nurse and KLD


    My injury was at three levels, T8, T4/T5 then T11/12, partial lesions I understand. I was paralysed from the belly button down lasting several months with good function...
  5. Spinal Stroke Diagnosis-What treatment is Reasonable

    Hi All

    I have had a spinal stroke and am anxious to know what typical treatment is applied once a diagnosis is made.

    What drugs would typically be administered after diagnosis?

    Is there a...
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    Suggest you use aircraft grade bolts with stiff...

    Suggest you use aircraft grade bolts with stiff nuts. Typically available from aircraft spruce and speciality in case, small orders OK, you can buy an assortment. watch out that hole tolerance...
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    Dear Readers Just to come back to causation of...

    Dear Readers

    Just to come back to causation of spinal stroke for those of you who may be engaged in research ........how does fall impact relate to stroke in physical terms.

    Proposed Mecanism
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    Thanks

    Dear Sue, Bonneville and Smashms

    Just I wanted to say thanks for your advice.

    Oconnor
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    Lumbar Puncture Headache

    Hello

    I had a lumbar puncture on 16 March and a Myeleogram carried out to see if I have AVM;s,. Great, I dont!

    However, my headache developed about 24 hrs after puncture and got sufficiently...
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    Dear Dr Young Thanks for your kind attention...

    Dear Dr Young

    Thanks for your kind attention to my email. I did suffer in those intervening weeks with a couple of days of the fall from a series of disorders which grew and grew until I had the...
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    Sticky: Opinion of a Spinal Stroke Patient, Asia B now...

    Opinion of a Spinal Stroke Patient, Asia B now Walking, 3 lesions T5 to S

    I was lucky to use the National Rehab Hospital Lokomat in Dublin about 8 times. It is a very underused machine and while...
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    Spinal Stroke-Proving Causative Factors

    A message for persons with technical interest in Spinal Strokes
    This question is directed to persons who may have tried to identify causative factors for Spinal Stroke. Perhaps people with some...
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    I have seen an electro stim device that claims to...

    I have seen an electro stim device that claims to rehabilitate the lower muscles of the rectum. I Think it was produced by Neurotech. I was going to get it about 6 months ago but things have improved...
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    Dehydration It might also be worth mentioning...

    Dehydration
    It might also be worth mentioning many months on that bladder incontinence was a worry. Drinking say a pint of water over an hour before the flight was my plan and it requires careful...
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    Just to follow up on this and close the subject a...

    Just to follow up on this and close the subject a bit, I did take the flight many times and was very worried initially that I would loose sensation or power in legs again. There were in fact no...
  16. Dear Stephanie Its quite a long time since you...

    Dear Stephanie
    Its quite a long time since you wrote your original comments above and I realise that the concept of home therapy may have daunting implications in terms of equipment. Similarly when...
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    My Experience since Spinal Stroke Grade C later D...

    My Experience since Spinal Stroke Grade C later D in Dec 2010

    I too had an awful injury in Dec 2011 leaving me paraplegic with gradual recovery of one side of my lower body only during the first...
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    Hello Dear 24 Year old, sorry to hear about your...

    Hello Dear 24 Year old,
    sorry to hear about your awful injury. I too had an awful injury in Dec 2011 leaving me paraplegic with gradual recovery of one side of my lower body only during the first...
  19. Spinal Stroke, INsurance, Rehab and Advococy

    Hello Sci Nurse,

    I want to raise a question about advocacy and insurers in general to get a feel as to what might be involved.

    I had a spinal stroke a few months ago and contacted my insurers...
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    Dear Treeza, I don't know what to say except...

    Dear Treeza,
    I don't know what to say except this is a shocking injury for you to get and whats just as bad if not worse is that you are in a position where you do not know right now what the future...
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    Hello Treeza I had a spinal stroke (clot) in...

    Hello Treeza
    I had a spinal stroke (clot) in late Nov 10. I understand that the symptoms and treatment are similar to that for a spinal bleed. I was also paralysed from chest down and am now...
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    Dear Sci Nurse I should have replied to yr...

    Dear Sci Nurse
    I should have replied to yr questions. The Neurologist believes I suffered a clot and am now on Lipitol (cholosterol buster) and aspirin 75mg.

    Might be worth mentioning in case...
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    Dear All Thanks for your answers on this...

    Dear All
    Thanks for your answers on this specialised question. Jody that is a very worrying experience you have been kind enough to share.

    I did work as a med scientist in vascular flow and for...
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    Flying and Spinal Stroke

    Greeting

    I had a spinal stroke about two months ago resulting in waist down paralysis.

    Gradually I am getting modest power back in my legs and am optimistic that I will be able to get consider...
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