No warning, no pain and no signs. Also on the Sunday at the end of last year that Anton Cogen was struck by the cerebral hemorrhage, he was his usual dynamic, active and enthusiastic themselves. “Until I here from this seat came, and fell down,” he says. Because no one was home, took a little while before help arrived. “I realized that my candle would finally go out if not soon someone came home, but could do nothing.” Fortunately, arrived a short time later wife Hilde. “He wanted to say something, but I hear only animal sounds”, adds she. “Very frustrating, because I didn't think I incomprehensible it was,” recalls Cogen. Immediately became a general practitioner, ambulance, and MOSQUITO team will be alerted.Hug from granddaughter
“Then it went very quickly, but before we left pushed granddaughter Margot (6) that near lives a cuddle with me on the stretcher.” That hug stayed afterwards in the hospital and the next six months in the revalidatieziekenhuis Inkendaal in Vlezenbeek a fixed bedgenoot.
“It was a difficult period and in the beginning it looked very bad. I was largely paralyzed, had no taste and was an intellectual just as bad as before,” laughs the man. In his story, you will notice, however, that both he and his family are worried. “You never know what you are stuck with a brain hemorrhage, but I got lucky. As soon as my taste was back, I gevreten like crazy and it is going every day better and better with me.”
You never know what you are stuck with a brain hemorrhage, but I got lucky. As soon as my taste was back, I gevreten like crazyAnton Cogen
Something for which he is full of praise to the revalidatieziekenhuis Inkendaal. “Over there they really miracles and not just for me. At our department, were also an athletic young man of 21 and a girl of 13. Both affected by a brain haemorrhage.” With a six-month iron regimen was in the hospital and made a thorough rehabilitation. “And that approach is really necessary. I realize that now that I am back home, am much more.”
Nevertheless radiates Anton back, even though it was also quieter. “In the past, was thinking for me right away. Now I have a total different way of life. I take more of my time and feel that it is necessary.” In his office, sat down, is hardly to see that the man was struck by a brain haemorrhage. “I get a bit more careful and my left hand is still a little defectueus, but I feel physically better than before.” Whether that is due to the fact that the actor is 16 kilograms of emaciated or because he is now sleep better thanks to a mask against sleep apnea is not clear. “During the investigations, they discovered that I have during my sleep to 66 ademhalingsonderbrekingen per hour. Thanks to my mask, that now there are less than two,” said Cogen.Back on shelves
That ensures that Cogen back ready to go on the shelves. “Something I, to prove to myself that I still can. Though I do already have again, once on the shelves, on the occasion of the " Week of prevention of falls’ in Inkendaal. Something very useful, because I also had to learn to fall and learn how I then with my limited powers back right can hit.” Future gigs will the man out of the way.
“Projects for tv are not ideal because my voice is sometimes still strange to stop responding. Therefore, I currently have the honour to myself, but soon I'm there again for the ‘Theatre on the water’ during the Ghent Festivities and my calendar continues to be filled with all kinds of projects. In november I put together a few dementen a production about dementia.” Stop is so clearly not yet in the dictionary of the sympathetic Aaigemnaar. “Only do not as busy as previously,” concludes Cogen.
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