My Life Changed 4 Years Ago This Month
I had a stroke in May of 2012. At the time I owned 3 retail stores and worked everyday. I did not work the rest of 2012. I had left side paralysis, memory and problem solving issues. I tried to work in 2013, but the after-effects of the stroke were too much for me and by the end of 2013 all 3 stores were closed. In February of 2014 I entered the hospital and was in a coma for nearly 4 weeks. My illnesses were related to my stroke, I'm sure of it.
After my first stroke I was told not to take Advil because it was bad for your stomach. However, by the summer of 2015, I went to my primary care Doctor for an increasing pain I was having in my knee. First they recommended, I take Advil everyday, which I did for a while. But that did not help for the pain. So he prescribed Meloxicam, which I have since learned is a higher dose of Ibuprofen. Shortly after that I had the second stroke in September. I still have trouble with memory, slight balance issues, and depression. Doing my best to live in this strange, new world.