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My cerebrovascular accident

I originally posted this in the Lounge, but was asked to post it here as well..

My cerebrovascular accident

Wednesday (1/21) morning (9:30) I woke up and my left side (arm & leg) were "gone" .. I somehow managed to get myself to the bathroom and after my morning pee, I discovered that I was frozen in place and hollered for my husband..

I told him I thought I had had a stroke (duh!)..

I had my first ambulance ride, and then the tests started. CT scan/ekg/xray/blood etc.

I never lost consciousness or my ability to comprehend or speak .

Over the next few hours my arm & leg returned and left several times..

The next day (thursday) I had more tests...brain MRI (what a trippy test that was) echo cardiogram... carotid ultra sound..aortic ultra sound...more blood tests..

The doctor decided that I had a singular complete minor stroke in the right hemisphere of my brain. It was not hemorrhagic, and there was no brain swelling.

My blood pressure is low, everything else checked out fine.

I returned home 32 hours after the start..none the worse for wear ..



I see a neurologist on 1/27 for a more detailed explanation of the MRI, but for now I am only on lipitor (cholesterol has always been a bit high), and a 325 aspirin..


I apparently dodged a huge catastrophe..

Of course., my husband is going nuts watching me, and asking me how I feel every 15 minutes
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My cerebrovascular accident

Wednesday morning (9:30) I woke up and my left side (arm & leg) were "gone" .. I somehow managed to get myself to the bathroom and after my morning pee, I discovered that I was frozen in place and hollered for my husband..

I told him I thought I had had a stroke (duh!)..

I had my first ambulance ride, and then the tests started. CT scan/ekg/xray/blood etc.

I never lost consciousness or my ability to comprehend or speak .

Over the next few hours my arm & leg returned and left several times..

The next day (thursday) I had more tests...brain MRI (what a trippy test that was) echo cardiogram... carotid ultra sound..aortic ultra sound...more blood tests..

The doctor decided that I had a singular complete minor stroke in the right hemisphere of my brain. It was not hemorrhagic, and there was no brain swelling.

My blood pressure is low, everything else checked out fine.

I returned home 32 hours after the start..none the worse for wear ..



I see a neurologist on 1/27 for a more detailed explanation of the MRI, but for now I am only on lipitor (cholesterol has always been a bit high), and a 325 aspirin..


I apparently dodged a huge catastrophe..

Of course., my husband is going nuts watching me, and asking me how I feel every 15 minutes

Already missing Craig and Stephen

The pasty doughboy Corden will fail..

The late late show audience will not want a "modernized" version of a variety show (he's going to sing and dance & tell jokes, and have a band)

and taming Stephen will fail as well..

We lost two great shows

We used to have homemade apple pie & we are now expected to accept stale Twinkies in exchange
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