I just wanted to tell you my mums story. I'd like to know if anyone has a similar story and how it panned out. Two weeks ago today my mum had multiple strokes in one "event". I found her on the bathroom floor, she lives on her own. We also found out she has a bengin mass called ependymoma fourth ventricle. Her stroke has affected her right side of her body. Her right arm is like a dead weight, which has pulled on her shoulder so there's a "gap" there now but not "broken". Working on her hand, legs and speech myself when visiting. (doing exercise physio suggested and speech) Her speech is slurred. She's just started walking using a frame, resting her right arm on the frame. Has anyone else had problems with arms? Did they work again? I assume the brain has stopped communication with the right arm as hoping it finds a path to make it work again. Strangely when mum moves her left hand, her thumb and index finger on her right hand moves!! The mass is another waiting game, waiting to hear back from an another hospital who specialises in brain surgery and whether it's worth operating, at least it's benign. Everything was quick and moving onwards at previous hospital but now in rehab seems at stand still. Just wondered how long everyone had stayed in rehab?
Sorry for long essay, writing on here out loud helps me and would be greatful of any response,