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david s 06-27-2012 01:40 PM

I've just spent the last few days in hospital. After seeing about 12 doctors and one neurologist all performing the same tests, they determined that i'd had a stroke.Innumerable blood samples, CT scan, visits from physios, speech pathologists and volumes of stroke literature to digest left me feeling a tad philosophical. Finally the head neurologist informed me that in his opinion it was not a stroke, but Bells Palsy and I could go home. Not quite out of the woods, I still have to have an MRI in a few days to be sure.
I can't really see why it would be a problem now because I've been stroking most of my adult life.

UtahBeehiver 06-27-2012 02:23 PM

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Had a good friend of mine go thru a similar situtation as yours and it was determined he had Bells Palsy. His left side of his face did not work as well as his right side. Hang in there, it took a little while for the Bells Palsy to go away but it did, he is as good as new. Now both sides of his face are ugly :).........good luck to you.

david s 06-27-2012 03:03 PM

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Thanks Russell,
In my case both sides were ugly to start with.

Faith In Virginia 06-27-2012 04:29 PM

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Good to know your back home and things are looking better. One thing for sure it's better than the alternative. Try to take it easy on yourself until your back to 100% and you can do that by doing the opposite of what the doctors recommend. So lots of beer, lots of pizza and lots of lovin'. ;-)

Les 06-27-2012 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by david s (Post 133990)
I can't really see why it would be a problem now because I've been stroking most of my adult life.

What ever they find, it's not affecting your sense of humor. :) Good luck to ya!

david s 06-27-2012 05:16 PM

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I do intend to milk it a fair bit. I have accumulated a little more than a years sick leave. According to our workplace agreement accumulated sick leave is lost (not paid out) on employment termination, so an extended holiday could be a good recommendation.

texassourdough 06-27-2012 06:27 PM

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Good Luck David!

And Bake On!

david s 06-27-2012 08:55 PM

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Thanks Jay,
i'm actually about ready to pop a few baguettes into the oven now.

nissanneill 06-28-2012 05:27 AM

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Play it for all you can David, I worked for the government and in particular TafeSA for 34 years, had 5 days sick leave and gave up over a year and a half's sick leave without even a thank you.

david s 06-28-2012 02:17 PM

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Thanks Neill,
I work for Catholic Education and after 25 years, (26 actually, they forgot about me after 25), they gave me a $50 Coles voucher. Very generous I thought. Actually they've been pretty good and I wouldn't take the sick leave unless I really needed it, but in this case I think I do. Have now just lost one week of the holidays and I have ovens to build and house renovations to complete. Trouble is I feel like crap and don't want to do those either.

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