Guest Chills Posted June 21, 2008 Share Posted June 21, 2008 Hi. I was 57 when my world shattered in 3 minutes. Busy was my middle name. I worked fulltime as a PA for a multinational engineering company and ran my holistic business in my own time, so relaxation and rest wasnt in my vocabulary. I was 12.5 stones, suffered from high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and pretended these illnesses didnt exist in my mind. On 30th December 2006 at approx 6.30am, I collapsed. I was fortunate because I shouted for my husband who was in bed and asked him to get an ambulance asap. I told him I had a stroke, left side was 'dead'. I recall bits of my treatment in hospital, I remember vaguely 'entering' into the cavity of the MRI machine. I remember being in the ward. I suffered a cerebral haemmorage in my right side due to high blood pressure. They were going to operate but decided to bring the blood pressure down before deciding if I really needed an op. 4 months later May 2nd, I was discharged. On 6th May my grandson was born. Walking was difficult, left arm was solid, movement was painful. Wheelchair bound. I could walk but my confidence 'hit' the floor. The community physio came daily to offer some exercises and got me walking on the pavement outside my house. My husband 'hated' pushing the wheelchair and equally I hated being in it. I felt ashamed. Along came Jan with the Electro Crystal Therapy and within 3 sessions, pain receded, after 6 sessions, I lifted my arm straight up. My weight dropped 4 stone. I was pleased. It is embedded in my brain when the consultant initially told me that losing weight would be better for my health. This has registered in my brain. 19 months later, my hand is 75% working, I walk barefooted at home, without a stick, but wear a splint outside and use a stick. I'm reluctant to return the wheelchair just in case. Its positioned downstairs as a reminder of where I've been, and where I intend to go from now on. I no longer work, nor do I practice my holistic therapies. But by year end, I will start up reflexology for a stroke charity. I have just started ARNI Training because I have read and heard wonderful improvements made by strokees who have been on this Training session. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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