They did an MRI at the hospital and found the stroke. It is the size of a quater. they did what they call an MRA, and a cardiogram, and found the heart was beating well, and arteries were clear. also the carotid arteries are also clear. nothing affected me but my speech. and I am doing better every day. this could have happened anyone at any time. just a little tiny blood clot, and it was just a little bit that happened. It probably stuck for a nanosecond and then went through the arteries or vein and it went away. just a tiny stroke.
they did give me blood thinners in my stomach. I am going to ask the doctor today to give me blood thinners.
I tended to have a fight with the hospital. i won. the neurologist told me to go home, and my own doctor told me to go home, but this stupid little nurse said that I could not go home. I told them I would go AMA, so my doc discharged me. I have a normal low blood pressure. Had this all for my life. 90/60 always. so this little nurse was going to show her power to me. and it did not set well with me.
I am leaving now to drive to the doctor. Will let you know what they say. I just hope we can hear from Ginny. I do not mean to harp on Ginny so much. I know Barb is also in the hospital. I do not mean to leave her out. I just really do worry about Ginny. if some of you know, could you tell me about her. I know that there are many sick, and do not need to ever leave anyone out ever. Hester
((((((( Hester ))))))))
We were really worried about you. Do they know the cause of the stroke? APS or normal stuff like plaque build up or vascular issues??
Are you on some type of blood thinner now? What's the plan?
I'm so glad you updated us. ((((((((((( Hester ))))))))))) big hugs to you Hester!!!
Keep us updated on your progress.
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
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