I think I had a stroke in the night, I woke up needing the loo at 4 am, got up but my right leg wasn't exactly co-operating. Managed to get to the loo and headed back to bed dragging my right leg. Went to get back in bed and ended up on the floor smashing a full length mirror in the process. Dragged myself up and got back into bed. Rang my son who works nights, told him what happened and said I need to go to hospital. He came home, sorted a bag for me and took me off to hospital. I had my Inr tested yesterday and it was 3, today in hospital it was tested twice with a reading of 3.8 and then 4. The stroke team refused the triage nurses request to see me twice as I had none of the fast symptoms, this is my third stroke and never had any fast symptoms so I stood my ground and refused to leave without seeing someone.
I was sent to majors, tbf they did a chest x ray , bloods, urine and eventually a CT, they all came back clear. They called a Neurologist who checked everything again and offered to admit me but said they couldn't do an Mri till Monday and as I already had an Inr of 3.8-4.00 and taking warfarin there was nothing they could do. So after about 7 hours I was sent home on the understanding I would not be alone and I would return on Monday at 8.30am for the Mri.
I'm home, there's no improvement in my mobility and my arm and hand on the right are both affected, tried making myself a drink and spilt it everywhere, really is there no treatment other than carry on with the meds. That's scary cos I was on the meds when it happened so carrying on isn't going to change anything. I don't care what the ct says I know I've had a stroke, it's the same as the last on except the last one affected the left and this one affects the right. So I'm already compromised on the left I don't need it on the right too. So what now wait for it to happen again?