Sunday, August 17, 2014

Seven Years Ago Today...

Jim had a stroke, and our lives changed forever.

The first lesson I want you to take away from here? 

That you should be under the care of a doctor so that if you have high-blood pressure and or other factors that could lead to a stroke, they can be somewhat controlled. 

Believe me, if there is anything you can do to keep from having a stroke, you should do it.

The second lesson:  if you DO have a stroke, get to the hospital as soon as possible. There are drugs they can give you to halt the damage, but you have to get them within three hours, if possible. Don't wait......GO.

8 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Such very good advice, Judy......These catastrophic happenings certainly change one's life, forever, and change the lives of all those who love and care for the person experiencing this terrible life changing Health Crises.

sage said...

Good advice. Prayers for the next seven years...

Arkansas Patti said...

Great advice Judy. Those types of things change whole families. Hope he is doing well.

robin andrea said...

Thank you for posting this. Good advice.

Carmi Levy said...

Thank you for this, Judy. This is the one takeaway from my own experience, that time is crucial and it's better to look silly for causing a false alarm than to look back afterward and wonder "what if?"

You saved lives with this entry. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and Jim.

Redondowriter said...

I remember when that happened. Thanks for the reminder and I'm happy your hubby is still here with us.

Granny Annie said...

This breaks my heart because I know how hard this has been.

kenju said...

Yes, it has been hard and continues to be. But it could be a lot worse, and for the fact that it isn't, I am grateful.