Again, no obvious “stroke” symptoms; no slurred speech or paralysis, etc. … (at least nothing i remember).
Complications are that i have been in rather a lot of stress due to sciatica pain, then i noticed the extreme fatigue that often follows what i personally call “an event”.
Husband says i was “woozie” the night before, but i have no memory of that evening. As usual after an “event”, i slept about 8 hours during the next day, and about 4 hours during the following day, with the daytime fatigue less and less in the next days, returning to my personal “normal” within about a week. Will work on this article in short installments over the next four days, then publish.
i have cerebroVascular disease.
Had six “events” during 2016 (three of them within 6 weeks), and another string of events in 2019, so these symptoms are not a new experience.
Unfortunately, the few times i have shown muscle weakness or speech difficulty with an “event”, i was not able to get to the hospital while these symptoms were still showing.
So the three times i have gone to hospital for this, they have been unable to tell me if it was stroke or really any productive information — only “yes it MAY have been slight stroke, but we can only tell you that you have no “brain bleed.” ugggh !!!
Now, unless i show obvious continuing stroke symptoms, i PERSONALLY do not bother with a trip to hospital (which deprives my brain of renewing sleep). Instead i chew an extra baby aspirin and go to bed. For a week or so I keep my walker extra-handy, and husband does all the walking around outside caring for chickens (where there are frequent fall risks and need to be carrying buckets with food and water).
If i go to the hospital then i sacrifice first day of sleep to renew my brain cells, because hospital waiting area has no area to lay down,
… so i cannot stay awake, but neither can i really sleep scrunched down in the chair with my neck flopped over, with all the sounds that go with hospital waiting area.
i am sure that IF i was showing obvious stroke symptoms when i was seen at hospital, then i would have been quickly examined and given a bed, but so far that has not happened for me.
Nice easy listing for Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms at https://www.heart.org/en/about-us/heart-attack-and-stroke-symptoms ;
Stroke symptoms are B.E. F.A.S.T. =
Face Drooping ?
Arm Weakness ?
Speech Difficulty ?
… Time to call 9.1.1.
B.E. F.A.S.T !!!
2019 string >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/06/02/i-am-probably-asleep/ ;
2016 string of “events” >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2016/04/03/wont-be-around-much/ ;
Mayo Clinic info on Vascular Dementia is at >> https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vascular-dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20378793 ;
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