2 strokes, 3 days apart - 3 years ago
I walked out of the hospital on my own 2 legs without assistance on May 3, 2015 following evaluation of 2 Ischemic strokes 3 days apart. I now celebrate May 3rd as my birthday, I love spring better than fall anyway.
On Sunday evening April 28 I felt dizzy and had to slide down against a big round bale of hay to keep from falling over. The dizziness passed, someone walked with me to my house and I just thought I had experienced a side effect of a combination of presciption medication I had been on and having an alcoholic beverage. On Wednesday May 1 I was working my normal shift and when I came in from taking the dog out on break I was blasted with the 2nd stroke. I thought I had a severe case of vertigo. My room mate did what she could to help and I went to bed. The next morning I decided since Sunday was bad and Wednesday was a lot worse, maybe I should go to the hospital.
After May 3rd I changed my lifestyle, my eating habits and added a regimen of Essential Oils treatment to improve my health.
Today I drive, ride bicycles, run and ride my therapy horse regularly. I'm still careful about things like roller coasters (no) which I used to love to ride. Other than extreme sports life has returned to a new normal for me.
I was 50 when I had my strokes. Far too young, but I learned after that stroke is far more common and increasing than I ever would have guessed.
To the survivors - live today and live the best life you are able to. Eat well, exercise and be thankful you were given another chance at life.