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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
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Tracey E.
Tracey E.
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Sheila H.
Sheila H.
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Toni H.
Toni H.
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Tanisha O.


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Quick Thinking

After losing my brother in 2006 to a stroke and my best friend having one in 2007, I was still being hard headed about taking my meds daily. I was in bed watching television when a strange feeling came over me. I got up and told my mom I wasn't feeling right. She asked me had I taken a pain pill because I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. I told her yes and she said maybe it was from that. So I laid down for a minute but I still wasn't feeling right. I don't know what made me do it, but I got my laptop out and looked up stroke symptoms. I did really have any of them until I saw the one about raising your arms and legs. Well I raised my arms first and they were fine but when I raised my legs I couldn't keep my right leg up. I did this about two times or three times and it keep coming down. I told my mom that I thought I was having a stroke, and she asked me why I felt like that. After I explained it to her, she rushed me to the emergency room. After a couple of test the doctor came in and told me that I had a mini stroke. I was in the hospital for a week, and in rehab for two weeks. I don't know what made me get on that computer that night but I'm so glad I listened to my inner voice.

 

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