Sep 9
MisterHam , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

My Hemorrhagic Stroke

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Hey everyone. This is copied from a Facebook post of mine on the one year anniversary of my stroke, and recounts what I remember happening. I was at work, which luckily was at a hospital:

I remember being at work that morning, on a smoke break with a co-worker when I started to feel "off". I was able to take two elevators down to our ER where I explained what I was feeling as best as I could. They got me in a room on a bed and started checking me out, and I just remember everything starting to slip away from me. There was no pain felt... the best way I can even begin to describe what I was feeling would maybe be like the edges of a funhouse mirror where the image begins to break up? I still don't believe that's an accurate representation because it was the weirdest thing. Once they began wheeling me to radiology to get a better look at what they were dealing with, I lost all sense of what was going on. I don't remember anything from that point until maybe a month later, and it's been the road to recovery since. So lucky to still be here, and am grateful for every second.

  • AHAASAKatie

    Thank you for sharing what has happened in your world. I can provide the information we have on Life After Stroke.  Please know that we are here to support and help you through this time. Best Katie

  • Matthew1

    Wow. That is a powerful story. So glad you’re here to tell it! It’s a life changing experience for sure. You’re a very lucky man . Some of The similarities with your stroke and mine are incredible. “Slipping away” is exactly how I felt as well. That was 4 years ago. How is your rehabilitation going? What percent do you think you’ve recovered? I’d love to hear more. Keep fighting and rehabbing! It’s so important to push yourself but also important to know when to say “enough” for today. Stay strong!!! 

  • BigBlue30

    I have recently had a hemorrhagic stroke. I was looking for a way to describe the feeling I was having. You're description is as close as I have heard. Felt like I had bear paws for hands and my head seemed the size of a tennis ball. I was so sleepy. Strange feeling for sure. It has been 5 days and I am still exhausted. Luckily the doctor said it was a small stroke but it was big to me. I'm 57 and I have never been sick. My wife is a real trooper and is taking care of me. Í an getting better every day and I thank God for that.

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