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    Signs of Stroke in Men and Women

    Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
    Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech.
    Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
    Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.
    Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

    8 years ago these are the exact symptoms (excluding the headache) my husband had. As soon as I saw him dragging his right leg I put him back to bed and called 911. He could not speak, looked at me like he didn't know me, could not move his right arm, and his mouth was drooping on the right side.

    He had a massive stroke and even though he was treated quickly, they didn't think he would make it through the night. They removed a blood clot the size of a baseball that was starting to spread across the midline. That would have killed him.

    To the rest of DKOS, get to know these signs... your life or the life of someone else could hang in the balance.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~ Edward Abbey

    by SaraBeth on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 04:45:18 AM PST

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