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Friday, July 16, 2010





A stroke at 24!?!?!..


I was in my office working when I suddenly could not make out the words on my computer screen. I had lost my vision and started to feel dizzy and light headed. Then, something SUPER weird happened!.. my left hand started tingling and then went numb. Then the numbness worked its way all the way up my arm. Then after about 5 minutes of numbness in my arm.. my face went numb!.. more specifically my mouth. I tried to pour myself a glass of water thinking it might be dehydration and I missed my glass by like 2 feet. I was completely disoriented. I was panicked and called my Mom. She arrived (from 20 miles away) in about 5 minutes to my office and took me to the hospital. I spent the rest of the day there getting tests done. They did an EKG, Cat Scan, and took about 10 vile's of my blood for Blood work. Following my numbness and loss of brain functionality, I got a migraine. I was sitting on a hospital bed all day, getting poked by scary needles with a migraine! – NOT OK. And the WORST part is the doctors would not give me any medication. I kept telling my mom.. “Look if they insist on this awful IV.. the LEAST they can do is fell it up with some good shit!”. The migraine persisted all day until they finally gave me what they called the “headach cocktail”. It basically took the pain away but mostly, made me care less about it.
Thank god my mom was with me because it was a Long scary day! Although hospitals are a yucky place, they are definitely not dull! The guy next to me was surrounded by cops because he kept trying to escape. The guy next to him was in bed restraints  relaying to the nurse what the voices in his head were telling him. And, the guy next to him … well this is the first thing I heard him say.. “Hi.. um.. I have been on pain meds for a month for a broken hip.. but I lost my prescription, If you could just give me the same stuff I had before.. I think it was oxo – oxy-um ya oxycotton!” RIIIGGHHTTT. 

So after all was said and done the Doc told me that I had all the signs of a "Mini-Stroke" or "TIA", Transient Ischemic Attack. I have to see a neurologist and get a bunch of other tests done now.  I AM 24 YEARS OLD!! THIS SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENING!!!

15 comments:

Ams said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! How scary!?!?! Please keep us posted on how you are doing... absolutely terrifying and you are right - that should NOT be happening at your age. *Hugs*

Elysha said...

Take care of yourself!!

The Boob Nazi said...

Oh my gosh, are you okay????? Please keep us updated.

(Are you on Yaz for birth control? I've heard scary things about that and am considering getting off of it.)

Amber said...

Oh wow, so scary. I'm glad you're okay, make sure to keep those appts with your neuro!

Lil Landy said...

I hope you're feeling better love! I've been there, I know how scary it can be! I'll keep you in my prayers

Jack said...

Misty,

Read 3 posts now but have forgotton the others. How are you now? Please do not neglect your health. There is no age bar for anything to put appearance but please do listen to your doctor and take advised precautions seriously. Do let us know how your are getting along now.

Take care

Stephanie said...

Hey Misty, I hope you are feeling better. I'll keep you in my prayers. That is very scary, stay strong!

Bree said...

Whoa, hope you're ok! That must have been so scary!

Misty Michelle said...

Awe.. thank you all so much for the concern! I am going to be okay.. just have to make sure I stay on top of my doctors appointments.

Hope you all had a great weekend! (darn Monday's always come too fast!)

~Misty XO!

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

OMG I hope you are okay and I will surely keep you in my prayers!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! You are beautiful yourself!!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Oh my goodness girl, I am so glad your mom was able to come help you so quickly. I will be praying its nothing too serious - try to cut back on some stress and get extra rest. Your health is the number one most important thing!

theTsaritsa said...

Wow! That is really scary! I've heard about this happening to people before, but certainly no one our age! I hope you're okay :)

Thanks for checking out my blog, stopping by from 20SB.

Tiffany said...

praying for you... I am 25 and I was born with a serious heart condition and I have had several "mini heart-attacks" heart failure and so on... I know what you are going thru and how scared you must be. you are in my prayers...

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♥lydia_isabelle♥ said...

Hi!! :)
thanks for following my blog.! I'm following yours now too!!.. really enjoying it

and ok.. you had a mini stroke at 24?? omg!! I'm 23 and now I'm scared hahaha

hope you get better and everything turns out not to be so serious

Kristin said...

wow so scary!
whatever came of all this?

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