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    Default My unawesome, yet awesome week.

    This past Monday, I get a call from my dad's girlfriend informing me that my father had collapsed at work, and was rushed to the nearest hospital. A few hours later, she calls with an update: My father has had a stroke. There are no nearby hospitals with the proper specialists or equipment in our part of Colorado, so he has to be flown to Denver. All day Tuesday he is under observation, undergoing tests, yada yada yada. We are understaffed and slammed at my work, so there is no way I can go be with him. Let me tell you, I love my father very, very much, and not being there was very difficult for me.

    On Wednesday I get a phone call, and it is my dad! "Hey son, what's up? I had a stroke." He sounded like nothing even happened.

    I was extremely relieved, but also very confused. I've had a few relatives, and I've known relatives of friends who have suffered strokes, and none of them came out of it as well as my dad seemed to. I asked him how he was doing, and he said they were doing more tests, but he was having some short-term memory problems, and his vision in his right eye was impaired. That is all.

    The rest of the week he underwent more tests, and what they found wasn't very good, yet at the same time, it was miraculously good.

    The stroke caused severe damage to my father's brain. The scans showed that an extremely large portion of his brain is now dead. Amazingly, the portion damaged from the stroke did not include any areas that truly mattered. The doctors believe that with therapy my dad should be able to recover most of the vision in his right eye, and improve the short-term memory problem. They say in six weeks, he should be able to go back to work.

    The man had a stroke that killed nearly half of his brain mass, and he should be able to go back to work in six weeks!

    He came home from Denver tonight, and he looks as if nothing ever happened. He even looks a little better than he had been looking lately. Now, he's definitely not out of the woods. The doctors say that he is very much in danger of having another stroke, and if he does, he is guaranteed not to be so lucky. The stroke occurred because of blood clotting, and if that can't be controlled, then he will definitely have another stroke.

    So, overall it is not very "awesome," but right now, I'm pretty fucking happy to have my dad still around.

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    Glad your dad is ok and doing better.

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    That's cool news, Wildman. Very happy to hear your dad is okay and that everything seems back to normal
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    Thanks. The difficult part now will be trying to get my dad to take care of himself. He's a stubborn old bastard. lol

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    I'm glad that he seems to have made it out okay. Hopefully there will be no long term issues. Strokes, as you know, can often be devastating.

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    The human brain is an amazing thing.
    I had a PA show me a scan of the brain of a person who was born with only half of his brain. It impaired him in no way, shape, or form. He had full function and cognitive ability, and had lived his life up to that point with nobody knowing.

    The brain is very capable of compensating for loss, just like that guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    Thanks. The difficult part now will be trying to get my dad to take care of himself. He's a stubborn old bastard. lol
    They all are. Glad your pop is ok. I fucking hate strokes. Took my grandfather who meant more to me than anything on earth.

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    Recently there has been a big tv and ad campaign here in the UK to enducate more about strokes using this system, FAST.

    What is FAST?
    FAST requires an assessment of three specific symptoms of stroke.

    Facial weakness - can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?

    Arm weakness - can the person raise both arms?

    Speech problems - can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?

    Time to call 999 (911)

    It's not seen enough as a major emergency. The quicker you can get help, the better the prognosis.

    Glad to hear your dad is doing well hun and fingers crossed he stays that way!
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