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My wife of 40 years suffered a stroke August 7th.  She just started to be able to speak on Sept 9.  The doctor said the swelling in the brain did NOT stop until around August 28th and said that when the swelling ended then recovery would begin.  Is that correct?

She is paralyzed on the LEFT side with sensation now in the left leg; none on the left arm.  She has left-side neglect but that seems to have lessened slightly.  She can now eat pured food but has a feeding tube that they hope to remove around the 19th of Sept.  She talks, remembers, can now smile and can read (basically the right side of the page).

Realistically, what is the outcome for her in six months?

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Same thing happened to my husband last July.If she works realy hard she will get better. My husband now is going thru emotional problems and he is in so much pain on his left side it is hard for him to do much. I'm hoping my encouraging him will help get him to work harder.But because he is on Medicaid they keep switching on where he stays at. He is on his 3rd place to stay for care and rehab.
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I think each person is different, and I am only 57, female and had a stroke 8 months agon't know if it's relevant to condition, but I was a distance swimmer/runner/triathlete supposedly in great health (HA!), but had [treated] high bp and simply worked too, too much at a high stress job. Because of my nature, I worked super hard at my PT, begged for more and got out of the hospital after 26 days to rehab at home and I still do all of the exercises, have never missed one day at the Y, pool and now swim 2500 yards, but some things are still lacking. I have numbness still somewhat in my left foot/leg, tingly left arm (had a setback accident of a serious wrist fracture 10 weeks ago and just got out of cast a month ago). Anyway, I feel a person needs several things: 1) TONS of working at it; 2) a great encourager/advocate ---my husband has been unbelievably supportive/naggy - whatever was needed at the time - he REFUSED to let me give up; and 3) possibly the most important: FAITH - a deep, true faith in God and his miraculous healing powers. I had literally thousands of intercessory prayers being said for me all the time, thanks to the phone lines, internet/e-mailing and my beautiful family and friends. I know God is healing me and I will be good as new; no, make that BETTER than new and I will lhave a whole new outlook, as well.
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