January 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm #1544mommytutuParticipant
Wow! Caroline’s not only going home, she’s got her make-up on, speaking clearly, packing her own bags and still carrying on about Carly. She is the new super woman! I actually have been with people recovering from severe and mild strokes and none of them made that quick of a recovery–she is truly amazing.January 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm #19932
cane, and I never heard the words "physical therapy" come out of anyones mouth. But then that was the same for a bullet in the brain with EJ, couple of weeks in hospital, and then back to normalcy as if it never happened. Must be something in the water in Salem, forget Lourdes, drink the Salem river water!January 11, 2011 at 10:47 pm #19933caseyParticipant
The docs did say it was a mild stroke, but I still don’t know of anyone up and about that quick – especially at an advanced age!January 11, 2011 at 11:35 pm #19935annieoParticipant
Not even faltering speech when only days ago she was fighting and struggling to get a word out. As I just commented in another post, the writers seem to have a hard time finding middle ground with reality stories – it’s all or nothing.January 12, 2011 at 12:51 am #19936ta143Participant
Dr. Ben mentioned physical therapy when Jen came to look for Caroline and found the good doctor in the room instead.January 12, 2011 at 1:27 am #19939
Dr. B or even Jennifer now that she’s back without Jack!January 12, 2011 at 2:50 am #19945mommytutuParticipant
My mom had a mild stroke 22 yrs. ago at the age of 56. Eventhough she wasn’t hospitalized overnight, she had speech problems and couldn’t blink her eye so she had to use drops and keep a patch on it to prevent excess dust in her eye. She also had problems eating and drinking and she had to have her blood pressure monitored. Caroline didn’t even demonstrate any weakness anywhere on her body. The writers could have at least had her leave in a wheel chair, with a cane, something to make it seem more real.January 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm #19949PattiParticipant
or suffered a burn, or even cut herself badly preparing a meal than to have her, or anyone else for that matter, suffer a serious illness or disease and then be miraculously cured in a week, with no side effects or long term therapy, as in Kate’s 4-stage lung cancer (shame on you writers), or the loss of Philip’s leg and face transplant (uggghhh). And why doesn’t anybody go to jail, lose their business, or their medical licenses, etc., for the crimes they commit? WRITING IS GETTING SLOPPY AGAIN, and I’m losing faith in the show to ever be able to present itself in a good light where I can once again wait on pins and needles for the next day’s show. I can honestly say there’s not one storyline right now that I’m really into with that kind of anticipation. It’s more like they’re taking me one step forward, three steps back, with every new storyline, with still no real romance, and no loving couples who’s marriage can survive loner than 3 to 6 months. If I sound pessimistic, it’s only because I am.January 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm #19958
getting to the computer to comment on Caroline’s "miraculous" recovery. That is such a slap in the face to people who have had strokes. I’ve had several close relatives have one and you don’t just pop out of bed all cured in one day.
As Patti said, shame on those writers for such sloppy writing. They don’t even need a medical advisor for such things. Practically everyone knows someone who has gone through things like these (cancer, stroke, losing a leg…face transplant, not so much) and all they’d have to do is ask around the cast and crew to get some realistic facts.January 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm #19959kprstrsParticipant
My sister had a slight stroke and was home within 24 hours!January 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm #19960GoodyParticipant
does seem unlikely, but maybe she received treatment immediately or just had a TIA or mini stroke. My mother had several "Transient Ischemic Attacks"; but she was never kept in the hospital long for treatment. Transient Ischemic Attacks ususlly resolve themselves according to her doctor. He said the TIA was more or less a warning to check all existing conditions that might or could lead to a stroke. She never did have a stroke, but she passed from congestive heart failure years later.
Caroline went from stammering and struggling to ‘up and on the go’ in warp speed. Pretty amazing.
GoodyJanuary 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm #19966
and I never went to the hospital once for any one of them. In fact I just had one last night that lasted two hours…the longest of any of them. They usually resolved themselves in about 15 – 20 minutes.
From what we saw of her inability to speak well, she wouldn’t have recovered that quickly.January 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm #19968NoraParticipant
Bonbon, What is a TIA? What happens to you?January 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm #19979
Right on!!!!!!January 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm #19981
It is essentially a small or mini stroke. They can manifest in many different ways. Most of mine have been a hand or foot going numb but the scary ones are when my vision in one eye gets all weird and I can’t say the word I want. It’s almost like a bright light shining in your eye from one side. Also, the one that happened last night is that I can’t make out words or numbers. I was trying to call a friend and couldn’t figure out the numbers to use even though I was looking right at them. I knew that I knew the number but just couldn’t use it.
Another time I was at a seminar and I was trying to read some instructions. I knew what the words were but just couldn’t say them. But my neurologist says there’s nothing he can do about it. Normally you’d take blood thinners but I can’t do that because of my history of perforated ulcers.
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