My mom (at the age of 47) suffered a stroke and more about 7 years ago. Dr.'s still do not know what to call it. it started with a migraine for 3 days and turned to a stroke. She had one side of juguler vein completely blocked and on the other side over 60% blocked. Causing her to have over 70% of her rain covered with blood. She also had no iron in her system. She developed blood clots in her leg and lungs. After over a month in the hospital, she was able to come home. She learned to read, write, walk, talk, all over again. If you met her today, you'd never know! So thankful and lucky!!!
She's been on a number of meds including one for migraine prevention, lipitor (she doesn't need it for cholestrol at all) and warafin.
This year, we learned he has an enlarged heart, left ventricle. When she's get upset, her heart would pound with a feeling of out of her chest. We don't quite know how this developed. She has been dealing with her chest hurting and she's on beta blockers. I noticed that sometimes she looks great and other times, tired. We learned after some tests and waiting.. the enlargement doesn't appear to reduce and she has some damage. I don't know how much.
She's going to be 55 this year. And we are so scared, sad and upset. The doctors have recommended exercise, and no stress.
We really want her to live a long, happy, healthy life. She wants the same.
I've been doing a lot of reading and searching online, everything I find, puts me in tears.
My question comes to be how can we achieve this? What else can my mom do, how can we heal her heart?