Hi everyone just thought I’d post up my stroke experience to see if anybody is experiencing similar after effects to me!
I’m 50 years old had multiple TIA’s affecting my left cerebellum and partial brainstem I was a cyclist doing approximately 120mikes a week at a decent pace got home after a 30mile ride at the end of June had a dizzy spell at the top of the stairs at home just thought I’d ran up the stairs a bit too quick! So thought I’d have a lie down that’s when it all kicked off!!
Room was spinning and I had a severe headache at the base of my skull! Got treated for vertigo initially as showed no other symptoms but over a period of 6 days I developed a new symptom each day by the time I got admitted to hospital I couldn’t balance struggled to talk and swallow.
on medication now for the rest of my life so frustrated and angry!
There are times I feel really low wallowing in self pity I suppose! Ive been left with some very slight weakness down my right hand side also my skin is hyper sensitive down my right hand side feels like sunburn all the time! Get very tired as the day goes on! Still not back to work yet
Feel really disappointed I’ve been told I will not be able to cycle at my previous intensity....don’t feel like cycling anyway!