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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
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Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H.
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Shannon A.
Shannon A.
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Bob B.
Bob B.
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Charles M.


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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 hard 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, over six months after. The slight paralysis to my right side and the aphasia is slow but, I'm coping with it.

 

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