So, I had a spinal stroke the beginning of sept. I can't move or feel anything other than tingling and tightness below the waist.
I feel so overwhelmed, lost and scared. I'm not married so I've been relying on my dad and brother, but I feel like such a burden. Any therapy I've gotten has been minimal. At first because I was so swollen with fluid that I literally couldn't sit up. The other obstacle being insurance.. How the heck do they expect someone to get better with only 45 days of therapy.
I now have pressure wounds on both outer ankles that go to the bone. they have wound vacs on them and are slooooowly getting better. On long term antibiotics until the end of this month.
How do people that eventually walk again get the therapy they need?
Losing one's independence is so life changing. I cant imagine relying on both my dad and brother for the rest of my life, but don't know what to do. I used to go to the gym, work a lot of OT, just go out and about.... now I can't even roll over in bed without help.
I do have an appointment with a Dr. at Physical Medicine and Rehab feb 2. I'm hoping something good comes of that.