How I Recovered From Stroke Quickly
A few years ago, I was working out in my garage when I suddenly felt like someone punched me in the arm and leg. I knew something wasn’t right, but I couldn’t figure out what it was because at first, I didn’t realize that it was a stroke. When my wife saw me limping around with my left arm hanging uselessly by my side, she thought it might be a heart attack or some other medical emergency. She called 911 while also calling our son who is a doctor. My son came over immediately and checked me over to see if he could find anything wrong with me so that we could get help quickly before permanent damage occurred.
The morning of my stroke, I was working out. I was confident that I wasn’t going to have a stroke because I was active and healthy.
The morning of my stroke, I was working out. I was confident that I wasn’t going to have a stroke because I was active and healthy. When something doesn’t feel right in your body, you know it immediately. You can feel it in your gut or in the back of your mind. That morning, something wasn’t quite right with me but nothing significant enough to stop working out.
It felt like the worst headache you could ever imagine having in one small spot on my head on the left side—but not where my brain is located at all! It didn’t hurt; it just felt weird and uncomfortable.
I ended up going home after my workout because this strange pain wouldn’t go away even after taking ibuprofen for several hours straight—and then suddenly it got worse!
But during my workout, I realized that something wasn’t right. At first, I didn’t realize it was a stroke.
I was working out in my basement. I was doing sit-ups and push-ups using a bench. I felt a sudden pain in my chest and dizziness, so I decided to go upstairs for water. Then when I returned, I couldn’t stand up because of feeling nauseous, so I called 911.
Then, when I tried to use the muscles in my left arm and leg, I realized something was seriously wrong. That’s when I realized it was a stroke.
Then, when I tried to use the muscles in my left arm and leg, I realized something was seriously wrong. That’s when I realized it was a stroke. At first, I thought it might be a pinched nerve or carpal tunnel syndrome that had gone untreated for too long. But then I called 911 and told them what had happened to me over the last few hours—and they suspected that it could be much worse than just those two diagnoses combined.
I knew there was no way out of this situation on my own; so after calling 911 and my son (who lives close by), paramedics arrived within minutes with an ambulance equipped with all kinds of equipment needed for stroke victims like myself. They performed several different tests on me at once so as not to lose any time before getting me into treatment—and thankfully everything came back negative! All signs pointed towards having suffered a TIA (or “mini-stroke”) instead of having actually suffered from full blown stroke symptoms yet again…
While the paramedics were on their way, my wife called my son. He’s a doctor and he had me do some physical tests to see if it was a stroke.
A word of warning: if you’re having a stroke, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately. Stroke is one of the most common causes of death in the U.S., and there are treatments available to help reduce the damage done by stroke—but those treatments only work if they’re administered within three hours after symptoms begin.
To get help as soon as possible, call 911 or your local emergency number (if you can’t reach a phone, you should still walk to the closest hospital). Tell them that you think you might be experiencing a stroke. They’ll know what steps to take next based on your location and other information about your health status that they may have gathered from previous calls made by family members or friends who have called before reporting their concerns about an individual who may be in trouble due to some kind of medical emergency (like stroke).
If someone else thinks that they’ve witnessed someone having an actual seizure or faint because they thought it was just simple fainting due to lack of blood flow throughout the body caused by lack of oxygenation during sleep/rest periods…they should still follow these same steps listed above before calling 911 themselves so no one wastes time trying figure out how serious this situation really is without being able to see firsthand what exactly happened during whatever incident caused them concern enough not only contact authorities but also drive themselves around looking for someone who needs help ASAP!
When the paramedics got to our house, they tested me for signs of a stroke as well.
While I was in the ambulance, the paramedics tested me for signs of a stroke. They were able to determine that I had suffered a stroke and also where it occurred on my brain. After they got me to the hospital, they were able to determine how severe my condition was by having doctors test my eyesight and reflexes.
Since I did test positive for signs of a stroke, they took me straight to the hospital where doctors could quickly help me because it had only been about 15 minutes since the initial symptoms began.
Since I did test positive for signs of a stroke, they took me straight to the hospital where doctors could quickly help me because it had only been about 15 minutes since the initial symptoms began. This is important because tPA is a clot-busting drug that can be administered intravenously and if given within three hours of your onset of stroke symptoms, can significantly reduce damage to your brain tissue. The key word here is “significantly.”
The doctor administering the drug has to be extremely careful not to give too much at once because doing so can do more harm than good. That said, tPA can be administered in 15 minutes or less—much faster than any other treatment options available today.
When we got to the hospital, doctors started treating me with tPA, which is given intravenously to treat strokes in progress.
When we got to the hospital, doctors started treating me with tPA, which is given intravenously to treat strokes in progress. The drug breaks down clots and helps restore blood flow. It requires a professional application, however: only 0.6% of all cases of tPA are administered incorrectly—and if it’s not given properly, it will also cause bleeding that can last for days or weeks and require further treatment.
They put IVs in both arms so that only one line could become blocked if there were any more clotting issues from the stroke.
IVs are used for administering fluids, medications and nutrients to patients. They are used to treat dehydration, malnutrition, electrolyte imbalances and hyperkalemia. When you go into the hospital after a stroke, you will likely have IVs placed in both arms to reduce the risk of clotting issues stemming from the stroke. The reason they put two lines in is so that if one line becomes blocked with clots or blood, they can still administer fluids through the second line without having to remove it.
Immediately after treatment with tPA, they transported me by ambulance to another hospital across town where they could do surgery on my brain if necessary.
The first step in treating a stroke is to give the patient tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), an intravenous clot buster. It’s also known as alteplase, and it’s given as soon as possible after the start of symptoms to reduce damage to the brain.
It can be used for strokes that are in progress or have just occurred within three hours since symptoms started. The drug dissolves clots and restores blood flow back into the brain.
After being at the hospital for approximately three days and undergoing several tests, doctors determined that I had experienced a stroke. Thankfully, they were able to quickly treat me with tPA and remove any clots before they caused more damage!