A new path...
I feel like these past two years continue to change the path of my life.
I have no idea why, I need to really have faith and continue putting one foot in front of the other.
It's been a week since I had a mild stroke(TIA)and spent two days in the hospital.
It all went so fast, getting to the hospital, all the tests and all the wonderful, professional, compassionate personnel at the hospital who genuinely cared about me!
I still get a little confused and can't find my words or sometimes cannot finish a sentence, although I was having those problems before, this even just made it a little harder.
My event happened in the early morning. I was heading to the bathroom and couldn't turn right...
I just kept going left. I fell and think I was knock out for a minute. Once I regained my senses, I was helped to the bathroom and realized something was wrong.
I was dizzy, couldn't speak right and was so grateful I was not alone.
I was told in ER within minutes that I was going to be admitted. The left side of my face was not responding properly along with the left side of my body.
I should be back to normal within a week or so. Much more lucky than others who have had a major stroke or not gotten to the hospital in time.
Please take a moment to look at the warning signs of a stroke and additional information HERE.
It's important and I had NONE of the stroke risk factors.
I have also learned that WOMEN have their own unique symptoms.
Today is the first day on the computer and everything is different. I have had to go much slower to think of what I am doing and how to do it.
Yesterday I took my new Micron Pens and drew over some dragonflies and flowers I had previously drawn on watercolor paper.
My new set
Micron .05 tracing
Micron .03 tracing
Micron .01 tracing
I got to see the difference in the tip sizes of the pens and also work on my fine motor skills that I am having trouble with.
I did pretty good!
I have to show off my "Get Well Flowers" and a new vase. Pretty cool, huh?
Doing this post has not been physically or mentally easy. I know us bloggers can make it look so simple can't we?
I really, really encourage you to become aware of the risk factors and warning signs.
I was told in the hospital that there is a 3-4 hour window between the onset of a stroke to getting emergency treatment that may save your life or reduce the damage of a stroke. I'm extremely lucky in that my effects should only last a few weeks. I see my neurologist next week, YAY!!!
Here is another link to the National Stroke Association for more info HERE.
I would also like to thank spellchecker and Google in helping me write this post :)
All of you are so important and loved!
Please take the time to educate yourselves because you only have one brain in charge of all you do!