Oct 3
LucyAlana
LucyAlana , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Killer stroke at 26 years old

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so it was Jan 15th 2017 i was staying at a buddies house bc i didnt have my son and wasnt feeling good. i ended up going to the ER Jan 14th then we went back to their house where i crashed for the night. so in the middle of the night i started feeling sick as if i was going to throw up so i ask Dave to get my zofran im having trouble opening it so he opens gives it back and i fall asleep again. well come morning i feel better im waiting for Dave and Maria to wake up so i can run to get my medicine well her son is sick with the stomach bug, so hes throwing up and pooping himself. i go to get up and my leg woulndt work right my arm felt werid i was hearing funny noises and the room started spinng i sit down then started throwing up thats when Maria wakes up her husband and calls 911 Dave gets me to the steps where i go to their kitchen to wait for the parametics. im still throwing up shivering n much more. well the women finally get me in the ambulance take forever to find a vein vitals and more, get to the ER sit me in a waiting room for 3 hours, then finally taken to a room cold throwing up worried about my son. theyre running tests still unaware of whats going on. well couple hours later the dr pulls my mom out into the hallway and tells her your 26 year old daughter has suffered a massive ischemic stroke in the cerebellum (both sides). so im slipping into a coma or on my way to death. so they decide to take me to Hershey to do a emergency craniectomy to make the swelling go down. so after a couple days i come to. week later i remove my bandages on the back of my head. i start Pt, Ot, and speech. Jan 30th they decide to put a loop recorder in my chest. Last day in ICU was day before i turned 27 so comes end of Jan beginning of Feb i get sent to in patient rehab where i spend my 27th birthday (yay jk) im there til Feb/16th2017 then im able to be discharged to my parents. to this day we dont know what caused the stroke possibly blood clot, tooth absess, meds who knows all i know is im alive.

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