Update on Blint and it looks promising. :)

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04 May 2021, 7:04 am

It’s always better to have a non-invasive treatment than an invasive one, but this is a good thing if it means it CAN be treated. My Mother died from a stroke and she was only a little older than Blint at the time. I wish hers had been operable with a craniotomy. This type of procedure(there are many different brain surgeries related to having had a stroke.

The aim is usually to restore blood flow to the brain, remove any blood from the brain and repair any burst blood vessels. They’ll be checking that no further blood clots are present. In this case, the removal of a piece of bone from the skull means replacement with an artificial metal plate.

Blint may be experiencing cerebrospinal fluid buildup(hydrocephalus) post-stroke in the cavities of the brain which can cause headaches, loss of balance, sickness drowsiness, and this would call for surgery and a shunt to allow the fluid to drain.

Any treatment of this kind in this day and age has a far better chance of success and good outcome, than it did in the past. My advice is to view this as a positive. I’d have been over the moon if this was possible a few decades ago.

As hard as it is, and as scary for you, as her closest friend, try to hold onto the faith that this will ultimately mean Blint will have a better life because of it. X



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07 May 2021, 8:54 pm

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It’s always better to have a non-invasive treatment than an invasive one, but this is a good thing if it means it CAN be treated. My Mother died from a stroke and she was only a little older than Blint at the time. I wish hers had been operable with a craniotomy. This type of procedure(there are many different brain surgeries related to having had a stroke.

The aim is usually to restore blood flow to the brain, remove any blood from the brain and repair any burst blood vessels. They’ll be checking that no further blood clots are present. In this case, the removal of a piece of bone from the skull means replacement with an artificial metal plate.

Blint may be experiencing cerebrospinal fluid buildup(hydrocephalus) post-stroke in the cavities of the brain which can cause headaches, loss of balance, sickness drowsiness, and this would call for surgery and a shunt to allow the fluid to drain.

Any treatment of this kind in this day and age has a far better chance of success and good outcome, than it did in the past. My advice is to view this as a positive. I’d have been over the moon if this was possible a few decades ago.

As hard as it is, and as scary for you, as her closest friend, try to hold onto the faith that this will ultimately mean Blint will have a better life because of it. X

I'll try and hold onto the faith and hopefully things get better from there.
I guess this is a good way of putting it if you put it in a positive perspective.


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07 May 2021, 9:00 pm

Finally managed to see her in person in the hospital the other day, must say it was just full of mixed emotions but overall, she was so extremely happy to see me. Although at the same time, I could see that she had extreme sadness at the same time, especially from being able to do everything into being wheelchair bound.

Within the next couple of weeks, she will be going to rehab in hopes that her movements with her right arm and leg being restored, couple of therapy including emotional.

Due to covid restrictions of course, I was only allowed to be there for an hour (but managed to somehow squeeze in another half hour), if I had it my way, probably would have been there all day as long as I could.


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07 May 2021, 9:36 pm

I sense Blint is going to make lots of progress over the next few weeks.



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08 May 2021, 11:07 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
I sense Blint is going to make lots of progress over the next few weeks.

I believe so also, thankfully her youth seems to favour her in the end.


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08 May 2021, 11:16 am

I do hope that she makes a full recovery.


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08 May 2021, 11:38 am

So glad you could spend time with her and finally see each other again. As emotional as it must have been ... This would have helped you both hugely! Here’s to the beginnings of a good, steady recovery.



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09 May 2021, 6:25 am

The very fact that she could communicate verbally so quickly after the event bodes well for her.



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09 May 2021, 6:13 pm

Juliette wrote:
So glad you could spend time with her and finally see each other again. As emotional as it must have been ... This would have helped you both hugely! Here’s to the beginnings of a good, steady recovery.

It was an emotional moment for the both of us, although the hospital is a good hour and a half drive in the Essex area.
Still don't like the fact that we can only spend only an hour together though and you have to book the visit in advance. Again, this ward is so incredibly hard to get a hold of, have to either call super early or super late but even then, there is no guarantee.


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11 May 2021, 5:25 pm

Update: They've moved her to another hospital (will choose not to disclose where) but it is definitely a whole lot closer than where she was before, so much easier to get to and from. They specialise in the kidneys and strokes, so it's the best of both worlds.

So far, her condition is stable. Still unable to move her right side but her speech has definitely advancing to very much close to normal.


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11 May 2021, 5:28 pm

That is good.


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11 May 2021, 5:58 pm

That’s very good to hear, Ian.



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27 May 2021, 5:37 pm

Another update regarding Blint, sorry it has been a while. Yesterday, they have transferred her back to the one near her house again (NOT fun) but on the plus side, things still very much still stable.

It was so lovely spending quality time with her for a good few weeks and now I'm devasted that I won't be able to spend time with her, have to wait until next week for them to hopefully allow me to visit. Sadly in this case only an hour.

She will be attending physio and rehab, until then, lets hope it goes well.


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27 May 2021, 5:46 pm

When you see her next tell her we hope she is doing well. :)


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27 May 2021, 5:49 pm

Mountain Goat wrote:
When you see her next tell her we hope she is doing well. :)

I have mentioned you guys, she says thanks so much for your support.


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27 May 2021, 5:55 pm

superboyian wrote:
Mountain Goat wrote:
When you see her next tell her we hope she is doing well. :)

I have mentioned you guys, she says thanks so much for your support.


Good. I am glad she is improving. I realize that it is quite a thing to come back from.
You must have gone through quite a lot of worrying etc. I hope all goes smoothly now so you do not have too much worry and all goes well from here on.


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