AUGUST 31st, 2004 -
I was 23 years old, and 38 weeks (8-1/2 months) pregnant… then I had another stroke. This time I lost more feeling and most use of the right side of my body. Amazingly and luckily the bleed in my head stopped on its own, if it didn’t stop there was nothing the doctors could have done to save me- this bleed was too deep in my brain and near the base of my neck. I would have slipped into a permanent coma or just bled until my body shut down. After I miraculously stabilized, my daughter was removed by C-Section, a healthy little angel! Now with life challenging me again with more negatives, I had the new challenge of being a first-time mother on top of more new stroke side-effects. The numbness in my right side isn’t just “pins & needles” anymore, a lot of my right side is just plain numb. I have almost entirely lost the use of my right hand… after weeks of therapy and with a lot of concentration I’m just able to close my hand around something… I have very little control of my hand and just about no control over individual fingers. I’m almost entirely left-handed and only left-handed, except for basically being able to squeeze things or hang things from my right hand. Some of the mental and verbal issues I had from my first stroke stayed the same, and some have gotten worse. Really, I don’t believe I could have handled the side-effects of my second stroke back when I was 14 and had my first, – Taken from My Story
During Marathon Training Day 7, I conquered THE HILL!
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On June 24th, 1995 I suffered from my first stroke. What better way to celebrate my 19th Strokeaversary than run 19 miles!
MY NOT FAST JUST FABULOUS FIRST EVER 19 MILES ARE DONE! 4 HOUR AND 56 MINUTES!
Garmin died, luckily my phone was charged.
80 Degrees plus a nasty heat index makes for a smelly girl!