And the world and time stood still....

Philippines
December 23, 2007 7:06am CST
5 days ago, I was rushed to the hospital as I was feeling headaches and numbness. I thought it was just a routing high blood pressure but little did I know that I'm on the brink of having another mild stroke..... I'm only 27 and I had 1 TIA (technical term ^_^) and the one last week was an infarct... I was worried.. I won't forget the support given to me by my mom, sister, and fiance (and her sister), my aunts. And one memorable thing was when a doctor came up to me and said (not the exact words), "See? Your world and time stopped. Your life paused. Look back at what you did and what you can do. This is your chance..."
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5 responses
• Philippines
27 May 08
God give you a second chance, make every second counts, make your day the best than the rest. God Bless
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• Philippines
27 May 08
Thank you. God Bless you as well and to all of us. :)
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@teena22 (422)
• Italy
25 May 08
OMG! 27 and having that kind of heart troubles? boy you must be extra careful of your health. it's always good when you have supportive family. yeah, good to reflect more of your life, God is just pèinching you. cheer up and live well.
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• Philippines
25 May 08
Thanks. Yeah, the first attach I had was nothing short of a pinch. The second one was already a slap. :( I learned my lesson though. I'm feeling a lot better after 4 months. :)
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@Phlamingho (7834)
• Denmark
24 Dec 07
Wow all that and you're only 27? THat's really crazy, does that sort of thing run in your family?
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• Philippines
24 Dec 07
Well.. actually we do have history (grandparents on mother side) of hypertension/diabetes and such. However, I'm the only one who had this at this early age. T_T Lifestyle chance is a must.... Thank you.
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@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I am sorry you had to go through all that. I know it must of been a hard time in your life.I am very happy to hear that you did not have another one, it was a blessing you caught it in time. Just do everything you can and I am sure things will be okay. We only do have one life to live , so spread your wings and fly !! ~Hugs ~
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Thank you! Yeah, it was really tough times. I lost 2 jobs because of it. I had to leave as per advise from a lot of doctors. Now that I'm a lot better, I'm already halfway through getting a job and my life back. Indeed, life is so short. I'm a happy that I have friends all over, which includes all of you here as well.
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• United States
6 Jun 08
Aww, that is sweet of you to say . Support is much needed in times like this. You are very lucky to have so many wonderful people . I agree it is a new chapter in your life and you can move on . Things will fall in place , never worry ;)
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• Philippines
8 Jun 08
Yeah. And I thank God for all that. Hey! I got a job but I haven't signed up yet for the contract. They were offering 1/3 of my salary from my previous work... :( Really bad... and they're demanding when it comes to the work load. I don't want to go into it since I may still be adjusting. I thank him as well for making me pass it. :)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I'm so sorry that you've experienced this at such a young age. Hopefully you can get it under control. Good luck!
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• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Thank you very much. I was able to trim down by 36 lbs. So far so good. I haven't had any high blood pressure lately even after exercising. I wish to trim a little bit more and maintain it that way so I could lessen the risk of it happening again. Take care!