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January 12, 2011

I am ... A Survivor

My stroke was undiagnosed for at least a week before I went to the doctor. It started along with a cold, probably occurring at night. I remember being extremely tired the day before. My speech was slightly slurred, and I couldn't pronounce common words. I remember trying to discuss a bus driver while driving home with my son. I just couldn't pronounce "driving gloves" no matter how much I tried. My son and I laughed about it but later that night I was extremely tired. I finally went to the emergency room the next day, thinking they would give me a shot to clear it up. Boy, was I wrong! I stayed in hospital for almost a week. Here I am, 6+ months after. The slight paralysis to my right side and the Aphasia is slow but, I'm coping with it.

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