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I had two strokes Saturday night
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:21 PM

Currently, I'm feeling OK. But I have lost some use of my right hand. I know the therapy for that and the OT readily agrees.

So I was driving and the world suddenly and unexpectedly just went nuts. I couldn't see and I had no motor control. I took a number of seconds to pass. When it did I felt exhausted, and scared. I drove home (yes, stupid idea) and as I got home it happened again in the driveway. I fell down at that point. My wife called 911 and they took me to ER. 

So I had every kind of scan, and there were two burst vessels in the left rear corner of the grey stuff.

Generally there's not been too much loss of function that I can tell, and the Doctor and OT are optimistic it will repair itself.

But I also was found to have absurdly high blood pressure and cholesterol. They'll letting the BP subside gradually as I kind of need it high if there are any remaining little clots. Otherwise lots of meds.

But I am not driving and probably shouldn't for quite a while if at all, until these constant dizzy spells stop entirely.

Lesson learned- see the Doctor on a regular basisi.

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:28 PM

Hi,

Its very good that you were able to get medical assistance quickly.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery. 

Pat

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Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:42 PM

GM - Glad you have encouragement from the pro's, scary thing to go through. I had a series of strokes a few months ago, left with an evaluation of 30% deficit of motor skills, minor vision issues, but things are still showing sporadic improvements. At least now I enjoy return of mental clarity, can write and plan activities OK now.

I hope you just zing right through this with a full recovery, please do keep us up to date about how you're getting on.

Very best wishes.

Patrick

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Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:43 PM

Glad to hear you are okay after all of that.  My Dad had two strokes at the age of 39, turns out he had a blood disorder where his blood clotted to easily.  It can be a very scary thing to go through.  The brain is a rather remarkable organ, my Dad actually survived 5-6 strokes, and a brain hemorrhage.  He was still able to care for himself after a stint in a nursing home. 

It's good you caught it now, medication can keep them well controlled, and can keep you stroke free.  Best wishes for you and your family. 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:44 PM
I'm glad to hear things weren't worse, and that you were able to get the care you needed as quickly as you did. Here's hoping for a quick recovery, and I don't doubt that you can think of some good therapy to help with getting your hand running right again.

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:57 PM

Glad you got help quickly enough to keep from getting worse.  I share the BP and high cholesterol issues, and the resultant heart attacks.  When I take the morning and night meds, I rattle for half an hour. But been 7 years now and still going.

Best wishes and prayers for speedy recovery, and many more years with the family and all of us here.

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:03 PM

GMORRISON glad to here your OK  l have highblood pressure an high cholesterol take meds for both.Don't want to mess with those to they will take you out short sweet and in a quick hurry. Hope you a speedy recovery.

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:09 PM

Very glad those situations did not end differently. Glad your still around and functioning to continue to be a part of this world.

DO: mind your BP and cholesterol, check in with your Doc once in awhile.

 DO NOT: cut yourself with your hobby knife, you probably won't bleed to death but it makes a heck of a mess.

 Heres to your speedy and complete recovery GM.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:28 PM

Wow GM, that is some scary stuff.  So glad you were able to get help quickly, and it sounds like you will gain motor skills back with some PT.  Please take care of yourself.  We want you around for a LONG time.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:53 PM

Oh gee, the stroke is scary enough but when driving- wow...

Glad to hear you're mostly fine now, best wishes and hopes for a quick and total recovery.

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Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:07 PM

 A shot across the bow. Take care of business, looking foward to a full recovery.

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:09 PM

Glad you are still here. Medical emergency's behind the wheel are scary as heck !

Please take it easy,and keep an eye on your BP. All kind's of thing's can go totally sideways when your BP is off.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:25 PM
Wow,take care and get well.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:47 PM

Not something I like to hear. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery. You were lucky things didn’t turn tragic. Do mind your BP and cholesterol levels. 

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Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:04 PM
G, I'm very glad that you're doing ok after going through that! You may not get any more fried chicken, but at least styrene ain't fattening!
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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:19 PM

armornut

 DO NOT: cut yourself with your hobby knife, you probably won't bleed to death but it makes a heck of a mess. 

THAT is funny!

Thank you everyone for your support. It’s good to hear from others that recover is likely.

It scared the heck out of me.

911 did come quickly and I’m really glad I didn’t hesitate.

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:58 PM

Laughter is said to be the best medicine. Glad I could help. Please get well soon.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:00 PM

What’s important is your still with your family and the affected areas could heal themselves.  That’s good news. You’re absolutely right about regular doctor visits. I will say from first-hand experience guys are the worst at this and we probably need them the most!  Tongue Tied

Chad

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:02 PM
Bill. I hope you are starting to feel better and pray that you will have a speedy complete recovery

 

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Posted by RX7850 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:09 PM

Sorry to hear about what happened. Thankfully you were able to get home. My best to you for a quick recovery.

fox
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Posted by fox on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:40 PM

Sorry you had to go through that. Very scary indeed. Glad you made it home in time to get the help you needed. There's a lot of very good advice being given above. 

Will keep good thoughts and prayers headed your way for a total recovery.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:46 PM

Gosh GM, hope you kick this thing in the culo. High BP is not good and like you said, regular visits to the doctor is a must. Presently I have borderline hypertension and take 5mg of Lisinopril daily to keep the numbers down.

Wish you a speedy recovery!

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Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:16 PM

Wow...glad to hear everything turned out as well as can be expected. It seems like you have a very positive attitude and I hope you make a fast recovery. My thoughts are with you, sir.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:27 PM

Glad to hear you are ok, now, sir!  Since I had heart surgery 9 years ago, I have been taking an anti-coagulant drug called Coumadin (Warfarin.)  It extends the blood clotting time greatly to prevent strokes, but yes, you have to be very careful with the hobby knives!

Take care and best wishes!

Chuck

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:57 PM

You take care of yourself, Bill.

You're a nice guy and I hate to hear this and also that you were so scared. Who wouldn't be.

Sounds like a very scary wake-up call to maybe pay attention to some stuff, as you alluded to.

Glad to have you around and talking about this. 

-Greg

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Posted by Liegghio on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:48 PM

Scary, hope you have a full and quick recovery! Hypertension is what they call the silent killer, so it is important for everyone to get theirs checked. 

I used to have  normal pressure, had healthy habits, low body fat , low cholesterol, worked out regularly etc, then around 10 years ago in six months my systolic BP went from 110 to 185 for no visible reason. The doctors checked everything and have been unable to find any reason why I should have it; medically I should not have it,but they can't explain it. There is nothing I can do lifestyle improvement wise so I take doses of two different drugs and that holds it down to 125.

So no matter who you are, get it checked! They only caught mine because I had had a normal annual checkup, then went back to the doctor six months later for the flu, and they measured the jump. Lucky case of the flu for me!

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Posted by Peaches on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 11:58 PM

GMorrison

Currently, I'm feeling OK. But I have lost some use of my right hand. I know the therapy for that and the OT readily agrees.

So I was driving and the world suddenly and unexpectedly just went nuts. I couldn't see and I had no motor control. I took a number of seconds to pass. When it did I felt exhausted, and scared. I drove home (yes, stupid idea) and as I got home it happened again in the driveway. I fell down at that point. My wife called 911 and they took me to ER. 

So I had every kind of scan, and there were two burst vessels in the left rear corner of the grey stuff.

Generally there's not been too much loss of function that I can tell, and the Doctor and OT are optimistic it will repair itself.

But I also was found to have absurdly high blood pressure and cholesterol. They'll letting the BP subside gradually as I kind of need it high if there are any remaining little clots. Otherwise lots of meds.

But I am not driving and probably shouldn't for quite a while if at all, until these constant dizzy spells stop entirely.

Lesson learned- see the Doctor on a regular basisi.

 

 

Thankfully your still with us.  

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:59 AM

Wow! Praying for full recovery for you champ!

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:17 AM
Take care of yourself Bill. Your in my thoughts..

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:59 AM

GM you are very lucky to have made it to the hospital.  My mother's friend had a similar experience at a stop light, but did not survive.  If her son had not been with her, the car would have likely rolled into oncoming vehicles.  Having a stroke is never good, but see the bright side of things.  You made it out safely.

Wishing you a speedy recovery, and be sure to build lots of models. You know, for therapy.  Yes

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