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Post  BBFTorino January 8th 2024, 11:21 pm

Sometimes, life throws you a curve that is unexpected. On Dec. 4, 2023....I suffered not one, but two strokes.
First one at home, I passed out and collapsed. I don't know how long I was unconcious for, but when I came to, I luckily had my phone next to me. Called 911 and the paramedics came and whisked me away to the hospital.
However, the wait was long.....several hours, as the emergency room was already overfull. During this wait time, I suffered another stroke. It felt like being hit by lightning. I fell out of the wheelchair onto the emergency room floor, and I was throwing up, convulsing, and flapping around like a fish out of water. A team of nurses rushed me to a room and then I passed out.
I had slipped into a coma. I became aware and revived almost a week later. When I woke up, I was full of IV's, a heart monitor, and a cap on my head that monitors brain waves/signals. The doctors said my heart stopped two separate times during this time, and that they took measures to restart it again. They said that I was almost certainly expected to not make it.
I spent all of December in the hospital. But now I'm back home and feeling much better, but I have some permanent conditions that affect me.

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Post  stanger68 January 8th 2024, 11:25 pm

Thats awful. Glad you made it.

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Post  Mark Miller January 9th 2024, 12:47 am

Damn that sucks and sounded scary glad you're home and doing better!!

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Post  hbstang January 9th 2024, 4:34 pm

glad you made it thru!did you need bypas surgery?
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Post  BBFTorino January 9th 2024, 10:44 pm

hbstang wrote:glad you made it thru!did you need bypas surgery?
No, I did'nt need any surgery. My heart recovered just fine, but my nerve system took a beating! Often times, I get shakey like when you're co;d, but it's when I'm not cold. I get winded and run down a lot more easily than I did before.
Still, I am thankful that I am not completely incapacitated!

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Post  rmcomprandy January 10th 2024, 12:13 pm

Great you made it ... I had a similar situation 23 years ago. I made it to the bedroom and passed out, face down, on the bed to wake-up 2 days later with the partial loss of my right side motor functions for about a year.
Didn't even realize I had a stroke till I got to the hospital afterward.

I understand what a blessing this really is ... Great to hear you are OK.

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Post  Mark Miller January 11th 2024, 12:38 am

rmcomprandy wrote:Great you made it ... I had a similar situation 23 years ago. I made it to the bedroom and passed out, face down, on the bed to wake-up 2 days later with the partial loss of my right side motor functions for about a year.
Didn't even realize I had a stroke till I got to the hospital afterward.

I understand what a blessing this really is ... Great to hear you are OK.

Damn that also had to be scary any side effects from it 23 years later?

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Post  69F100 January 11th 2024, 5:50 pm

Man Dec 4 wasn't a good day for you or me Glad you are doing better now, I lost my Dad on December 4 2023 at 1:10am my mother has had 6 strokes the last 2 was Christmas Eve and New Years Eve Me myself I and glad Dec 2023 is gone
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Post  Mark Miller January 12th 2024, 12:37 am

69F100 wrote:Man Dec 4 wasn't a good day for you or me Glad you are doing better now, I lost my Dad on December 4 2023 at 1:10am my mother has had 6 strokes the last 2 was Christmas Eve and New Years Eve Me myself I and glad Dec 2023 is gone

Sorry to hear about your dad passing away and your mother having 6 strokes?How is your mom doing now!

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Post  rmcomprandy January 12th 2024, 6:11 pm

Mark Miller wrote:
rmcomprandy wrote:Great you made it ... I had a similar situation 23 years ago. I made it to the bedroom and passed out, face down, on the bed to wake-up 2 days later with the partial loss of my right side motor functions for about a year.
Didn't even realize I had a stroke till I got to the hospital afterward.

I understand what a blessing this really is ... Great to hear you are OK.

Damn that also had to be scary any side effects from it 23 years later?

I permanently lost the memory of half of my vocabulary but,
looking at the bright side, I have learned a lot of synonyms to use.

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Post  dfree383 January 12th 2024, 6:50 pm

Glad ya made it thru
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Post  69F100 January 17th 2024, 11:54 pm

Mark Miller wrote:
69F100 wrote:Man Dec 4 wasn't a good day for you or me Glad you are doing better now, I lost my Dad on December 4 2023 at 1:10am my mother has had 6 strokes the last 2 was Christmas Eve and New Years Eve Me myself I and glad Dec 2023 is gone

Sorry to hear about your dad passing away and your mother having 6 strokes?How is your mom doing now!

She doing a little better but she still real weak and can't get her words out right but we are Blessed she is still here with us
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