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I had a left brain stroke in Feb 2016. I have worked very hard to rehab and didn't let my job push me into coming back before I felt I was ready. As a result I was terminated 3 months after the stroke. I continued to work on recovery. When I felt I was ready I began seeking employment elsewhere (partly because I couldn't go back to working 70 to 75 hrs a week, let alone the 52 they expected and also I felt very let down that after all my hard work on their behalf not only did they fire me but they never even came to check on me or call or anything.) I even tried moving to a different state to seek employment but it seemed no one wants to hire a stroke survivor. (BTW you can't even tell at this point that I had the stroke by watching my movements) I do fatigue more easily but this i've been told is to be expected. I just returned to work (unfortunately for the same company) but part time and starting at the bottom again) My 4th day working, I was placed on second shift working 91/2 to 10 hour shifts. The next day I began experiencing tingling and numbness "flowing" into my tongue, throat, and the right side of my face. I know that over time nerves coming back alive and "spurt fireups" have been part of the recovery but this feels different. Is anyone else experiencing this. I don't have insurance ( I had it when I had the stroke and they paid for nothing anyway) I take 4 baby asprin whenever this happens and it seems to help but I don't know if I should be going to the hospital or if I'm just working myself into a state of worry over normal recovery things. I would love to hear from other stroke survivors to see if anyone else has experienced anything like this. I can't get long term disability because I was a stay at home mom for alot of years and went back to work as a contractor with the post office so I don't have enough time in for ssi disablility and the company is only paying me 8.50 an hour now. I dont know what to do, help please, I don't want to be a burden to my family.
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