s/p WA with left paresis

  1. This might be a dumb question but what does WA mean? s/p means status post right?:uhoh21:
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  3. by   Daytonite
    I have mostly seen it used to mean "while awake", but it could also mean "with assistance" although the letter "c" with a line over it is usually used to mean the word "with".

    In the title to this thread you have "WA with left paresis" which doesn't make sense to me. What does make sense, however, is "s/p CVA with left paresis". CVA means "cerebrovascular accident", or more commonly, a stroke. And, a person having a stroke would get a left paresis. Is it possible that if you look at the handwritting of this phrase that it might be "CVA" and not "WA", that the letters "CV" kind of look like a "W"?

    And, yes, s/p, or S/P, means "status post". Do you undertand what status post means?
    Last edit by Daytonite on Nov 17, '05
  4. by   cindib
    Not really. I'm assuming it means her state after having CVA. Is that correct?

    Thanks for you help. I did find CVA as well.
  5. by   Daytonite
    Quote from cindib
    I'm assuming it means her state after having CVA. Is that correct?
    Yes, you are correct.

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