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Old 12-08-2006, 01:18 PM   #11
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I do know that she will get plenty of Physical Therapy and my prayers go out to you and your mom. I wish her a speedy recovery.


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Old 12-09-2006, 06:23 AM   #12
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Wonderful! I'm so glad to hear your mom is getting help. They know lots more about this type of problem than they used to. Some of the things your mom may have to do will be painful at first, but the pain will pass as function is regained. Give her my best wishes.

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Old 12-09-2006, 06:41 AM   #13
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I have seen my sil come back from total inability to move any part of the left side of her body come back and now be able to walk.

It took over a year, but she had severe condition.

It takes physical therapy, or whatever they call it, by pros.

But it can be done in many cases. Just don't give up.

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Old 12-09-2006, 07:59 AM   #14
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Don't have any experience, but good luck. Advice? A good physical therapist. Get her cardiologist to recommend one so that her insurance will cover it. Massage and practice may help her regain the use of the leg. Meanwhile make sure she uses a cane or walker, depending on how unusable that leg is. I've known people with one leg who manage just fine once they get used to it, so get her into therapy. Also if you have a local gym, fitness center, or YMCA that has pool exercise classes, run, don't walk, to sign her up for them. Often depression is the worst part of something like this, and exercise is often the answer. Water exercise supports the body. You don't want her other leg to wither away and be useless as well. Good Luck!
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:14 PM   #15
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All of this is very good advice. Just be sure she keeps up with whatever the P.T. teaches her. This is from past experiences..
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:19 PM   #16
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I can only echo what others have said here, but I wanted to let you know that your mom and family are in my prayers.

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Old 12-09-2006, 05:34 PM   #17
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My father had a heart attack last May. He is doing alright now. They put a anti-clot stint in. I dont know about something so severe. Her not being able to use her leg properly is very sad indeed. The only thing I can think of is drinking vinegar. 1/2 cup a day and it can be mixed with anything. It should be apple cider vinegar. Also, fish oil in conjunction with the vinegar MIGHT help. Im taking a cup of vinegar daily myself, but for other reasons.
Asprin.... one tablet is known to help blood flow.
But of course Im NO doctor. Rehab and a very soft workout I hear is somewhat effective.
Either way, I will pray that things get much better.

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