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Weʼre raising £15,000 to Fund Victoria’s PFO closure heart surgery .

Cadishead, UK

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On Sep 12th 2015 I went funny and my arm was like ice. I thought I'd pulled a muscle or trapped a nerve so I went to bed and tried to sleep. On Monday I went to the doctor, and he was puzzled that I couldn't move my arm and sent me straight to hospital for a scan. I could hear the doctors saying that I had had a stroke on right brain side and and was experiencing active stroke on left side. They took me up to the acute stroke unit where I had MRI scans and tests, lots of blood tests as I was only 35 and they were puzzled. They put me on clopidogrel and I spent 9 weeks on intense physio. I got stressed being away from my 4 young children and I was mentally cracking up trying to take it all in. I begged to go home to be with my children and eventually I got home with an early suport discharge team. They helped me 3, sometimes 6, times a week with my speech, memory and physio stretches. i had lost the use of my right side, my leg drags and hand doesn‘t work. My left side is very weak and shakes so I have to adapt, or have help, to bath myself or do easy normal everyday stuff such as fastening my bra or doing my hair. I need help to cut my up food and eat. Since then I have lost vision in my right eye due to another stroke of my eye. In June 2018 I was in bed and felt funny and when my husband came to see me, he immediately rang an ambulance. I fell, couldn't talk or write but could hear everything. In hospital they found I'd had another 6 strokes on the left side of my brain. I was distraught. As well as finding clots and PFO, they found an aerteral septal aneurism. I was referred to a specialist to close the PFO, and he told me that funding to treat my condition has been stopped unless I go privately. My specialist, Professor Ray Smith and Paula, my stroke nurse,did a case to NHS England to try and get individual funding. It has been rejected so I either have to go private or hope I have no more strokes or worse. I am really struggling and get so out dizzy and faint my blood pressure fluctuates as my heart is working extra hard . I'm now 37 and just want to try and be the best mum I can be so having my treatment privately is my only option.

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    26

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 10, 2018

      £10.00

    • Andrew Leatherbarrow

      Andrew Leatherbarrow

      Jun 10, 2018

      £10.00

    • Sarah Moncrieff

      Sarah Moncrieff

      Jun 8, 2018

      Good luck Hun x

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 7, 2018

      I hope you receive enough funding for what is required to make things better for you.

      £50.00

    • Victoria Steele

      Victoria Steele

      May 22, 2018

      Good luck raising the money you need Vic! xx

      £10.00

    • Jane Mcgarr

      Jane Mcgarr

      May 22, 2018

      You got this 💪🏻

      £20.00

    • Sarah Hapgood-Turner

      Sarah Hapgood-Turner

      May 21, 2018

      Sorry not much! Keep fighting Vicki! ❤️❤️

      £10.00

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