stroke

@trruk1 (1031)
United States
March 3, 2013 10:48am CST
On Dec 27, I woke up, got out of bed--and fell down. I managed to stand up--and fell down again. My left side was totally paralyzed. I could not even wiggle the fingers on my left hand. I told my daughter--out of one side of my mouth--call 911. Say "stroke." 20 minutes later I was in the ER. They asked some questions and decided I was eligible for "the miracle drug." It was, indeed. That was on Thursday morning. Monday evening I walked out of the hospital. I know about the effects of major strokes and the most likely outcome is partial recovery and months of rehabilitation. I am truly blessed.
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@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
3 Mar 13
well I dont know you but I am glad you have been able to recover and come back to us all here on mylot you have a great day and be well and safe
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
3 Mar 13
Congratulations...a "stroke" is one thing I fear the most! Miraculously, you must have been appraised of the signs and symptoms of a stroke and you were able to articulate your condition. The other miracle, as I see it, you were in a vicinity (area)where you were in close proximity to hospital care and professional help. This is one time, the "golden hour" is absolutely necessary for intervention. I take meds, as I am prone, and am facing the fact that after 33 years in my rural home (somewhat isolated Island)I must live closer to medical intervention. It is not possible where I live! I am pleased to read your story...and so very pleased that you made such a miraculous recovery. You are truly blessed. Please take care!
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
3 Mar 13
It is called TPA. It should be given within an hour after the stroke, and they insist it be no more than three hours later. I was in the ER 20 minutes after the stroke. It worked better than anybody expected.
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
3 Mar 13
Sorry to hear that, Im so glad you are better now.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
3 Mar 13
Thank you. It really is almost a miracle.
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• Mexico
3 Mar 13
Its more faith than a miracle. take care there.
@cvodrey (227)
• United States
10 Mar 13
Oh my goodness! That is quite a scare. I'm so glad you were able to recover so quickly. I have heard bad stories about strokes as well; some are just horrifying. Good for you. I agree, you are truly blessed.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
10 Mar 13
I'm doing well. Typing is still a bit troublesome because the fingers on my left hand sometimes forget what to do, but that's a small problem. Thank you for your concern.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
4 Mar 13
OMG that had to be so scary for both you and your daughter. That is one thing I fear the most a stroke or heart attack. Can you tell me if you know what caused the stroke? Do strokes run in your family? I'm so happy you fully recovered in such a short period of time. Both my parents have had heart attacks and my mom a stroke also. They are fine now but it scares me because it runs in the family. That is why I keep busy and try to eat and drink healthy. God has truly blessed you.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
5 Mar 13
A clot formed and moved into my brain and lodged there. My blood pressure was sky-high (I didn't know; I've never had a problem before but I hadn't checked blood pressure in a very long time). I now take meds to control BP, and it is fine.