I was 24 when it happened. One morning I went to work feeling a little dizzy and by late afternoon I couldn’t sign my name for the FedEx guy. Stroke was the absolute last thing on my mind. Isn’t it a rule that you have to be over 70 to suffer a stroke? The answer, especially when you suffer from migraine headaches and take birth control pills, is “no”.
- I didn’t die
- My remaining disabilities do not greatly affect my day to day life
- It’s in the past
Now, Edd and my parents will tell you this time period was the exact opposite of a vacation. These three caretakers did all the work, all the while wondering if I would ever heal. Edd changed his schedule to the night shift and watched me during the day while Mom and Dad took over at night.
When in your life have you experienced ultimate rest?
**Post Script: Hours after posting this I learned a friend from our Washington days just had a stroke this week. She is in critical care. Please say prayers for her - she is my age, her children went to school with my girls.