My husband has just been diagnosed as having had a TIA

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Hi I am feeling very worried at the moment as my husband suddenly lost the use of his left hand yesterday and said it was completely numb.  I persuaded him to ring NH Direct and now he is in A&E having tests.  I am 16 days post op from having a hip replacement so am at home alone feeling completely helpless that I can do nothing for him as I can't drive to the hospital.  I just wonder if anyone can give me some reassurance that he will be alright.  He is on quite a bit of medication having had two heart scares in the past and had a stent.  Any reassurance would be much appreciated. sad

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    My husband who at 82 had his second massive heart attack and had a stent fitted. Then more problems like your husband. Increase in heart medication and blood thinner and he is fine. I hope your husband makes an equally good recovery
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    Hi, just read your post. Believe me when I say things are not always as bad as it seems. My husband started out with bypass at 52, then severe Lyme disease which sent him to special hospital, then had prostate cancer. He drove to hospital daily for 6 weeks then went to work. Couple years ago his heart stopped and was dead for 3 to 4 minutes. Went into intensive care for almost 3 weeks. Drs said he probably would not make it thru the night. He had defibulator put in. He is 78 yrs old and is still here with me. Goes to work every day. Very positive person unlike me. I am having colon and bladder surgery soon and he will have to take care of me and our 2 labs. Don't worry until you hear differently. If you lived here is ny I would drive you to see your hubby. Keep in touch.
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    Hi Jill try not to worry, he is in the right place. You need to concentrate on getting yourself better, do you have family to help you both? xx
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      Thank you Trudy, he is home now but has to go back tomorrow for some results on blood tests.  He was told he'd had a very mild stroke due to a momentary lack of oxygen to his brain but no bleeding so that I suppose was "good" news.  We have no family but our next door neighbours have been very helpful and kind.  Thanks for your thoughts. xx
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