I suffered a TIA in November of 2015. I had no idea I was even having a problem. My husband and I were out to dinner and I started having trouble getting words to come out right. I had to really concentrate to say the word right. I did mention that I seemed to be having trouble talking, but we ignored it and drove on home. When I got out of the car I started walking like I was drunk, but it was dark and I ignored that until I got into the house and realized I was having trouble seeing and my balance was off. I then mentioned all of this to my husband and bless his heart he immediately put it together gave me an aspirin and took me to the hospital. Without his quick thinking and action I might have had a full blown stroke. I had all of the tests and thank God, no damage. The last thing to come back was my speech, but by the time I was discharged, I was fine. I still worry about it happening again. I wonder, does that fear ever go away? I'm now terrified of having a stroke. I take my baby ASA daily but I live with such stress for reasons I won't get into (A grown child with a drug problem) Does the fear ever go away? Everything I've read about says that chances are that I could have that major stroke within a year. That hasn't helped, but my year is almost up! Well, I've gone on long enough. It's nice to have people to share these fears with. I didn't know about this support group. I'm glad I found you.
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