Hello to all the “Usual Suspects”
I’m pleased so many of you are still here.
I’m 8 days off ten months post stroke, still having seizures but with much less frequencey and severity, and interestingly my consultant described my infract as “healing well” when I had another MRi last month, healing well…!! I was kind of hoping we were past that, but apparently not.
My MRi did show up a whooper of a nasal polyp, apparently a common side effect of antiplatelets, and I now interrupt my therapy and am down to taking one 75mg aspirin every third or fourth day, each one zero out my COX1’s and the each day that I miss I get 10/15% not COX1 inhibited platelets back, I feel better and my seizures are much more mild and controlled like this, my consultant said I could do what I wanted and that taking my Aspirin gave no guarantees of not having another clot and that I knew my own body and limits and so he would not advise me against taking my own direction.
I apologise for leaving here with out any cursory goodbye to any of you, but I had to get out, the narrative in here was only reinforcing my own construct as a stroke victim, and I needed to change that, go out to the world and tell a different story, attempt to build a differetn construct to live in.
It does still, however always come back to my stroke, my brain damage, my seizures, but I’m trying very hard to leave that bit out now when I tell my story, I’m not often succesful, but I am trying to live a life where the first words out of my mouth are “stroke survivor” or “my brain damage” I’m not often able to do it, but make myslef try… but I did need to leave here quickly and try.
I’m looking forward to having a read and probably not contributing too much.
Me and my much loved Pumpkin Patch Produce.
Be good, good people.