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Old 07-26-2019, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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An update for the new friends I've met via this thread:

On 7/9, I suffered a recurrence of the fall (without the head injury) I'd received back in February; the good news here is that it was NOT the "classic" disabling cerebro-vascular accident (CVA or stroke) feared by all of us, and a "brain bleed" was immediately addressed via an angiogram (operating room professionals look younger every year ). I got back home earlier today after sixteen days absence, mostly for abdominal heparin shots: (a little scary if you've never had them before, but otherwise, no more uncomfortable); full recovery (particularly with regard to balance issues) will probably take some time, but is expected. The NPH diagnosis has also been discounted for now, but not completely dismissed.

Onward through the fog!

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Old Today, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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As I've learned more and more about my condition, the focus continues to shift away from hydrocephalus and more toward brain injury. I've been assigned both physical and occupational therapy and have noticed some improvements, but resolving the gait and balance issues will probably take a long time. Also lost a fair amount of my mobility options after the fall of 7/7, more a a precaution imposed by my PA, rather than a specific incident

But on a more positive note, the subdural hematoma with which I was first diagnosed back in March has been reduced by well over 50 percent, and has continued to recede, according to my last CAT scan. My PT regimen calls for over 400 "reps" a day, and I'm advised to stay within easy reach of the walker I was hoping to re-consign to the closet. I had a little bout with depression about a week ago, but it seems to have eased, and I have a sit-down scheduled with a neuro-psychiatrist coming up in about two weeks. In the meantime, I've got plenty to keep me occupied.

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