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It was like having a stroke

It was thursday march 8th 2012. I was at work and started feeling that something was not right. I started seeing spots out of my right eye and couldn’t focus on anything. I went home early and tried to sleep it off. When i laid down i got real naseaus and it felt like my eyeballs were gonna pop out of my head. I slept for about an hour and when i woke up my right hand up to my elbow was completly numb.

I could have chopped my hand off and not even felt it. My tongue started to tingle also. I had sent my girlfriend a text message telling her that i wasn’t feeling well and was going to try to take a nap. Apparently my text i sent her was real garbbled and she couldnt understand what i was trying to say. she called me and i was trying to talk but i couldn’t. I could get a few words out but it was like my brain wasn’t able to process words. She insisted on calling an ambulance and i told her no, i’ll be fine. Just come over to make sure i dont get worse. So i went outside to wait for her and i started hearing sirens. They were coming for me.

I was kinda upset that she called an ambulance but i’m glad she did. They did an MRI and a CAT scan and everything came up normal. They put me on the stroke floor of the hospital. i had to stay there for 3 days. I got out yesterday. The only minor side affect i can see is i was tripping over my words a little bit and even now as i type i’m making small spelling mistakes. But i think that schould go away with time.

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  • Stacy Weichel
    7 years ago

    Did they do an MRA or CTA or were they regular MRI’s and CT scans? An MRA and CTA are basically angiograms that look at the vascular structure in your brain and this gives them much more detail. I was hospitalized with very similar symptoms as yours last year and after my MRA they discovered that I had a narrowed artery behind my right eye and my basilar artery has a fenestration. By the time they did the CTA several hours later to confirm, the narrowed artery had went back to normal, but the fenestration was confirmed. I do have an increased risk of stroke because of this.

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