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    I had a small stroke last week.

    OK, here's the Reader's Digest version. I woke up @ about 6:30 AM on Thus to my right art & left feeling incredibly weak - as though they weighed hundreds of pounds. Since June 7th (the day after my birthday), I'd had a numbness in my left hand & left side of my tongue & mouth anyway. I still have these as I write.

    I called 911 & ended up in the hospital. Evidently, I had some version of a small stroke. I had X-Rays, a CAT scan & also an ultrasound of my carotid arteries. I was to have an MRI, but my big fat head was too big for the machine so I am to have one elsewhere soon. They say my blood sugar & cholesterol are to high, so these will be worked on more. They also want my stress levels waaaaaay down.

    I'm home now & a bit weak. I'm far from 100%, but I'm on my way!

    - John

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    Sending good vibes your way. Take good care of yourself.

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    Wow. Scary stuff, John! Glad to hear you're okay, and glad that you called 911. Stroke recovery is all about getting help immediately.

    Please keep us posted, if you can, and follow your doctor's orders.
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    Dude! I'm glad you brought us up to date. Get some rest and take your medicine.
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    Scary stuff! Take care and hope you stay on the mend!

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    Praying for you John, and SO glad you called for help.

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    John, so sorry to hear this. Be strong and relax.

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    wow, glad you caught it and are on the mend! take care of yourself.

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    Jeff had one over a month ago, and it was pretty scary.. Hope you feel better!!! xoxo

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    Some days I feel that I might have a stroke with all the stress I deal with. Stress and fatigue are killers, especially at this age. I think the only reason why I haven't had a stroke or heart attack is because I try to hit the gym as often as possible (at least 3 times a week).

    Hope you get better. Keep moving. It's when we stop moving our asses that we get sick. Try working on controlling stress and anxiety. Not sure if you're anxious or stressed, but I sure the hell am. Music, a little and a little is keeping me sane.

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    Smart thing to catch it early. Really sorry and hope for a 100 percent recovery.

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    Hope you get back to 100% soon, John.

    I worry about stuff like this; I'm of stroke/heart attack age and not in tip-top shape.
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    heres hoping for a full recovery back to good health

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    thanks & love to all.

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    Sorry to hear that - yeah, great that you got help right away.

    Hope you continue to mend, Fathead!
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    John,

    Thatk God it was "minor", and you're healthy enough to start this thread!

    And I agree with Vic2012 - physical fitness etc. can often help to keep these things at bay, and can certainly help relieve stress.

    Please keep us posted regarding your recovery.
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    Rest up and follow the doctor's orders to the letter John, hope you will be back in action sooner than later.

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    I echo all the good wishes, John!

    Your intuition, I'm sure, saved minimally, your faculties and perhaps worse.

    Well done!
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    John - very glad you're doing better. Stay healthy so that I can tease you in chat again one day.

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    Glad you survived a trip to the hospital. Wishing you continued improvement.

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    Damn, sorry to hear this but glad it was "minor" and you're back on the road to good health, John. Take care of yourself.

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    here's to a full recovery, John - whoa. talk about a wake up call (pun intended). i hope you get your feeling back in your tongue and all that too.

    take care of yourself, sir

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    Best wishes, John.
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    Take care of yourself and do what the docs tell ya.

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    Feel better John. If ya need anything, say the word.

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