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Stroke visual disterbancies

Posted by the old bargee - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by countrydweller - 3 years ago

Angloinfo at its best-being new on here I have seen some nastiness prior to joining up which made me hesitate to join but these contributions have made me change my mind

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Posted by hazy2 - 3 years ago

Specsavers are brilliant. They picked up hubby's retinal blockage and bleed, sent hubby immediately to the hospital. Excellent care. Specsavers were brill for you too Old Bargee. Good luck in your recovery.

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Posted by the old bargee - 3 years ago

Hi can I ask where do live, are you near Josselin.  I am feeling a lot better, home soon, easier to talk than email. Carole 

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Posted by CharlotteM-441068 - 3 years ago

Never thought I'd say this but.'God bless Specsavers.  I know all here in Brittany are wishing you well. Let us know how it goes.

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Posted by Andsoonandsoforth-399880 - 3 years ago

Have pm'd you with my experience-just spoke to OH and he saiys the worst bit is waiting for the tests to be done and come back clear!! If you speak to you doctor then he should send you for all of them. I only have to mention that I will be on my feet all day for work and I am given prescriptions for decent support stockings or socks-very glamorous. Have had carotid arteries checked with scans etc several times. All this stops the stress....

 

Do not hesitate if you have any questions!

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Posted by janes-394036 - 3 years ago

PS just to be absolutely clear. I have read your posts and understand that you are returning to France so by GP, I do mean your medecin generaliste

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Posted by janes-394036 - 3 years ago

Hi Carole

One quick thing. You say you are hoping to see someone in a hospital near Josselin. Have you been in touch with your GP? If not, I would really try and see or speak to them first of all. They should be able to do a preliminary assessment and refer you to all the right places and coordinate the care as you will need to see various specialists and have various tests and scans done depending on the type and severity of stroke and the effects it has had. If going to see someone at the hospital is what your Gp has told you to do then ignore this post.

All the very best

Jane

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Posted by the old bargee - 3 years ago

Bless you Jane, I will be in touch soon, . Carole 

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Posted by janes-394036 - 3 years ago

Hi Old Bargee

My husband had a very similar stroke a few years ago and has made an almost complete recovery. It is terribly frightening at the time, however. I would be very happy to answer any questions you have if uou think it would help you and if I can and tell you what treatments helped him. Please send me a message if you would like this.

All the best

Jane

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Posted by the old bargee - 3 years ago

Thank you both for replies. Charlotte I live in josselin, have just been diagnosed in the UK as visiting my son. We had to cancel flight back, and have to return by ferry. I have been locked after very well here, picked up in first instance by spec savers.