I'm so happy you are alive as well and in your right mind. My FIL had a stroke that left him unable to use his left side and he turned very mean and sarcastic after that, but like I told my husband I just thought he no longer was able to "keep his mouth shut" and he had always had such thoughts before. He lived 15 yrs after that but my MIL died from taking care of him and he then went to a nursing home for 3 yrs and died at 90. I have read a lot about stroke and I know that forcing yourself to use the weak side is a MUST in order to recover. (My FIL had therapy but he wouldn't do anything to help himself.) I read "The Diabetes Solution" by Richard Bernstein M.D and learned so much about weight gain and loss since he says ALL obese people are Insulin Resistant and can benefit from Metformin for weight loss. He has lectures on YouTube, but he says that we have to have a low carb diet in order to lose weight and we have to keep our blood sugar level low. He is a very interesting man, who is 78 and he's had Type 1 diabetes since he was 12.
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i suffered a massive stroke 15 months ago. since then, i have gained 40 pounds, and i don't like this at all. before the stroke, i exercised regularly and ran 5k at least 3 times a week. i have had to learn to walk again and am struggling to regain use of my affected arm and hand. i have lost my independence and must rely on others for help with my basic needs. i am thankful to be alive and in my right mind.
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