"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-08-2006, 02:18 PM   #11
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,038
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.
__________________

__________________

Jill and Jolie
shpj4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2006, 07:23 AM   #12
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Texas college town
Posts: 192
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.
__________________

__________________
TexanFrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2006, 07:41 AM   #13
Head Chef
 
auntdot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,418
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.

All best wishes.
__________________
auntdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2006, 08:59 AM   #14
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
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!
__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2006, 06:14 PM   #15
DC Grandma
 
Dove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA,California
Posts: 3,217
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..
marge~Dove
__________________
May I always be the person my dog thinks I am.

Walk towards the Sunshine and the Shadows will fall behind you!
Dove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2006, 06:19 PM   #16
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
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.

Barbara
__________________
Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2006, 06:34 PM   #17
Master Chef
 
-DEADLY SUSHI-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NW Chicago Burbs'
Posts: 6,070
Send a message via Yahoo to -DEADLY SUSHI-
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.
__________________

__________________
-DEADLY SUSHI- is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.