Mom is on diabetic 2 meds and high blood pressure. She's not overweight for her height. She's in her 60s. Walks 30 minutes daily.
Back in April my mom started having sensory issues like numbness and muscle tightening on one side of her body only. Few weeks went by, it didn't get better, until one day the side of her face went numb. We rushed her to ER, they didn't find anything conclusive, and said follow up with a neurologist. Now, we're in August and her MRI results show she had tiny thalamic strokes that have been there for atleast 2 months. What caused it? They don't know.
Her options now are to have full blood panel, additional neck mri, and echocardiogram. The doctor said she might need to be put on baby aspirin but there's not much to help with pain management besides physical therapy.
Has anyone dealt with this? I'm very lost trying to navigate this for my mother. Her vision and memory seem to be okay. But Is there more to pain management besides aspirin and PT? Should she start Rehab right away? She's now unable to work due to the stroke symptoms.