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Carolyn H.

May 10, 2016

I am ... A Survivor

Some know my story however everyone needs to understand the importance of stroke awareness. I had a stroke October 15, 2015, which left me with paralysis on my left side and my speech was affected.  My husband, Bob, immediately called 911 and I got to the hospital in time to receive TPA which dissolved the blood clot and I was so fortunate to have made a complete recovery.  Thanks to my husband for acting fast, Dr Hicks and the Ohio Health Team for treating me fast, to my dog Ozzy who woke me up, which gave me a timeline so that I was eligible for the TPA (very short time window) and to my friends and family who were there for me.❣❣     

I was about 1-2 hours away from being disabled.   Remember...... 

FAST:
Face drooping
Arm weakness 
Speech difficulty
Time to call 911

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