I am … a Survivor.
On Halloween night 2017, I was trick-or-treating with my daughter and I suddenly started to lose vision in my right eye. I wasn’t sick, nor dizzy. I didn’t have a headache, nor was I nausious so I kept walking. About 20 minutes later, the vision in my right eye went completely black – I couldn’t see out of it. I literally ran 15 blocks to the hospital where they discovered that my corataid artery had dissected and I needed intervention. They put in a stent and it didn’t work. Consequently, I had a stroke and went 16 hours without blood flow to the righ side of my brain. I then had a bypass brain crainatomy which successfully restored blood flow and saved my life. I was paralyzed on the left side for a week. I got better and was released from the hospital into rehab. I spent one week inpatient rehab and a month outpatient rehab and made a full recovery!