Patients Cerebrovascular accident
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 5/23/19 4:15 AM
While a stroke may be largely treatable, responding quickly can be the difference from recovery and disability.
After the you or a loved one/friend experienced the initial signs of a stroke, how quick was action taken?
What type of action was taken: was 911 called, were you or the individual rushed to the Emergency Room?
Share your story, show support, and give advice - become part of the community.
Beginning of the discussion - 5/24/19From the moment of symptoms... How quick was action taken? https://www.carenity.us/forum/cerebrovascular-accident/living-with-cerebrovascular-accident/from-the-moment-of-symptoms-how-quick-was-action-taken-1026
Posted on 5/24/19 1:13 AM
I began to slur my words, but I could not tell. A friend at the time, who I was having a conversation with sensed something was wrong and called 911. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Posted on 5/27/19 6:58 PM
You were very fortunate that your friend recognized the symptoms.
I had trouble discerning my symptoms and as I live alone there was no one to recognize what was going on. My right foot suddenly became numb but I had no trouble walking. That was about 3-4 pm. I felt very agitated but wasn’t sure what was going on. By 6pm I was feeling strange and had been checking a mirror to see if the side of my face was drooping. Nothing. I continued to feel strange and decided to call my neighbor but I had trouble dialing her number. I persisted and finally got her on the phone. She came right over and drove me to the emergency room to get checked out. I was in the hospital for 3 days where I discovered that I had had a TIA and a crptogenic stroke. I was extremely fortunate in that I have no residual symptoms except having to relearn my home address and the names of my great grandchildren.