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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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!
• 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.