Posted By Bill Mackey on November 08, 1998 at 16:31:19:
Had a "mild stroke 3 months ago; left arm and leg had little control.
After 1 week in a hospital, 2 weeks as in-patient in an high intensity stroke rehab hospital followed by 8 weeks of out-patient therapy I am doing great physically. Left arm is 99% back - only minor tingle in finger tips when arm is very tired. Left leg is very good, balance is 95%, stamina needs a little more work, walk 1/3 of a mile twice a day. Physically I am very pleased with progress todate and it keeps improving. I do 1 hour of therapy exercises at home each day.
My big problem/question is a tingling sensation in the very bottom of my left foot and a 'heavy' or 'fell sleep' sensation that I get in the lower left calf after I have been on my feet for about 1/2 hour or some days it is just happens. It usually lasts or occurs for several days in a row and then goes away for a few days. It is such a wierd sensation it is almost impossible to walk very far - I tend to sit most of those days.
My GP says " thats part of a stroke, it may or may not go away, nothing can be done about it"
1) Is this normal?
2) Will it go away?
3) What should I do to eliminate this sensation?
4) Is there a specialist I should see?
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
I'm so close but still far away.