Or am i clutching at straws? I posted on Jan 7th looking for a hopeful answer regarding my mum’s situation after she suffered a stroke on the 1st. Today is the 10th & she is now being moved from the main hospital to the one that specialises in stroke recovery. Now, it may will be that it’s simply because a bed is available, however, i’m kind of hoping that just the fact they feel they can move her is a cause for hope? Please be gentle with any bad news, i’m quite fragile & really want my mum to make it.
Hi Ian , I am probably one of the least medically knowledgeable people on here ? I tend to just get on , with things. But can share my exceptional care I received, at Worcester hospital, 2.5 years ago. Like your mum started in main hospital ward , very hectic, traumatic & upsetting. Then moved to stroke ward , for me this was a great improvement. This seemed a definite step, forward. Slightly reassuring to be amongst similar patients & calmer environment. Lucky to have visitors, but mostly wanted to rest & gather my thoughts. Best wishes to you & mum . David.
I think its a positive sign. Specialists in stroke recovery will be the best people to help her recovery.
Thankyou David for sharing your story, it really does help me
Thankyou for helping me feel positive
This is a very positive sign. It means her health is stable and she can now start rehab. What she does need is determination. The first thing I had to learn to do is stand and then sit in a chair. After that it was strengthening leg muscles and walking on a frame. I had intensive physio in hospital, six weeks support at home and then once a week for a year in my rehab hospital. She will, at some point, go on a home visit to see what adjustments will need to be made to help her e.g. seat in shower. As David says, there is a calmer atmosphere on rehab wards and lots of support.
Thankyou, that has helped me a lot, my stress levels are through the roof right now, & yourself & everyone else on here are helping so much.