Flu/tonsilitis in vestibular disorder sufferer

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Hi... Any advice would be greatly appreciated please! Hubby suffered a minor stroke in August which left his balance irreparably damaged on left side of his inner ear . He has no paralysis and is back at work albeit part time... My question is this... He seems to be coming down with flu/ tonsils/ cold symptoms and Id like to know if his balance will worsen during the illness.. ? Thank you in advance ( he's had flu jab)

Hi Smoo. I currently have a virus. I have found I have to be more careful, because even though I am 21 months post stroke, my walking is still hesitant and occasionally wobbly. Colds and flu weaken the body anyway, so he does need to take extra care.

Many thanks for your advice and I wish you better soon .

Thank you Smoo. Balance after stroke is tricky. I am fine on familiar ground, but need help on downward slopes and steps. Uneven surfaces are a curse and even grassy ground can have unexpected bumps and lumps. Hopefully, your husband will soon be back to as close to his old self as he can be.

Dear Shmoo
Many of us get an endless stream of post stroke illnesses. Particularly chest and ear problems. Your hubby needs to look at each illness and then consider that he is weakened by the stroke aftermath. We aren't as resilient as we used to be. Yes his balance is bound to be affected by flu or cold or tonsil issues. He needs to pamper himself towards better fitness and this will take a long time. An absolute minimum of the next six months, eg until the warmer weather comes in.
I presume he had a full stroke and could I gently suggest it was not minor. He has done brilliantly to get back to work so soon,and I am pleased he is starting out with part time.
It would be great to hear his story and it would give other SS encouragement to hear from someone who has recovered do quickly.
Bes wishes
Colin

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