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  • "Survivor

    Living with TIA

    It's coming up on a year now since my Transient Ischemic Attack.  I remember having severe headaches for about a week thinking allergies or over tired.  After about 5 days I went to the ER thinking they too were going to tell me that it's allergies and prescribe...

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    Ischemic Stroke at 24 Years Old

    On April 21, 2019, I suffered an Ischemic Stroke at the age of 24. I still remember that morning as if it were yesterday; I woke up early, read the news as I laid in bed, and upon standing up to begin my day a single clot hit two lobes of my brain. Thinking it was a debilitating...

  • "Survivor

    Not Another Heart Attack!!

    Hi all,
    This whole writing thing is new to me and I apologize ahead of time for how long this might get!! They say writing can be theraputic, so I'm going to give it a shot.
    My first heart attack happened on January 29th, 2020.  I had actually been having signs...

  • "Survivor

    Am I expecting too much

    On January 17, 2009 my world changed. I had an Ischemic Stroke 5 days before my 48th birthday. I work a full-time job but can no longer multi task. I have a difficult time remembering things that used to be vwry easy for me.  I get so depressed and wonder if I will ever

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