One month and two days ago, I had an ischemic stroke. I suffered severe aphasia, but have been speaking well now for over a week.
I currently have a small clot in my left carotid artery.
I'm trying to use foods to heal my body. I'm 33. This shouldn't be happening to me. I have no other health problems (not diabetic, etc.). I probably have a blood clotting disorder, but the cause of my stroke has not yet been determined. I have ZERO plaque in my arteries.
I'm staying somewhere today where it's harder to eat well, but tomorrow I'm going to a place where it is easier. I also just found out that my local juice bar delivers, so that's another option for me.
My basic plans for eating:
-no leafy greens/high vitamin k foods
-2 stalks of celery/day or salt
-low glycemic fruits
-a big jug of beet juice every two days
Some cooked foods:
-hard boiled eggs
-fish 2x a week (I have been a vegetarian for 15 years or so, I added the fish after my stroke. I hate fish.)
-cooked oatmeal (because I can't stay full enough long enough)
I went back to work last week (first since stroke). It was harder than I thought it would be (draining). And, it feels like each new day--especially at work--I find new skills I didn't know I had lost subtle things, but important ones: like reading and using a calendar.
I'm open to any comments from anyone or suggestions for making my food options better.