About Me: Female, Jacksonville, FL, member since Feb 2011
I survived a stroke at the age of 48 after dissecting my carotid artery while weight lifting. At the time of my stroke the diagnosis included FMD, Fibromuscular Dysplasia. I had two stents placed in my carotid artery. I worked as a registered nurse over 25 years but was
[More] not familiar with FMD. I regained use of my left leg and then 18 months ago developed complete foot drop on the opposite leg. I had surgery for a disc bone fragment which hit my L5 nerve root. Emergency surgery did not help and I now wear an AFO (brace). I can't walk worth a darn nor play tennis any longer but what I can do is ride a bicycle! My team of doctors tell me to remain optomistic since nerves can take a few years to recover.
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