I Had A Stroke

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 100 People

    I Had a Stroke - and I'm Only 40 (warning Tmi Icky)

    On December 27th, I was sitting on a couch watching TV with my fiancé. Everything about the day was normal. Around 11pm, I began to feel a little nauseated. I went to the bathroom and vomited, and came back out. We talked about it for a minute, you know, the regular stuff...
    eris eris
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jan 29, 2008

    God Spared Me For A Reason

    I had a stroke in january, I lost the use of my left side. recovery is slow and I feel discouraged',I can"t seem to get motivated to do my exercizes, I do want to get better though I cry alot even though I have made some progress it doesn't seem like it is happening fast...
    chicknlips chicknlips
    51-55, F
    Oct 18, 2009

    On March 4 of this year,

    at roughly 2:00 a.m I suffered an ischemic stroke on the right side of my brain. I'm 33 years old. I didn't realize while it was happening that I was having a stroke. It started with extreme fatigue. Given the time of night, I didn't think anything of it. Until my left arm went...
    xoRubyxo xoRubyxo
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 20, 2014
    Suestrong Suestrong
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    Ms

    i did not know i had a stroke.  i was doing everything normal.  i made excuses for everything. i never thought, stroke.  more b12, more coffee,never stroke.  i do not know what made me go to the er.  alll i   know is walked in to er and i wheeked out to a nursing home...
    irelandd irelandd
    41-45
    1 Response Apr 8, 2011

    You Didn't Put Me Down, Ray,

    I've had three strokes, the last one was this last April 2009. My first stroke was in Jan. of'06. My second stroke was in July of '07 I am still alive!
    bullydawg bullydawg
    51-55
    Sep 6, 2009

    Stroke Survival

    56 year old male engineer by vocation and inclination had my stroke caused by a ski acident in february 2006 5 years ago more or less had a clot that was too big to clear so had to have the craniotomy skull opened up to clear things up this meant a 6 week wait whilst my head...
    dezzer69 dezzer69
    56-60, M
    Dec 29, 2010

    Sanchez was never meant to be onstage singing

    according to statistics. In fact, he has beat the odds and has done many things he was not “suppose” to be able to accomplish. When Sanchez was 6 weeks old, he suffered a stroke. He spent the first three months of his life at Children’s Hospital. The son of James and...
    SanchezJustMeTanniehill SanchezJustMeTanniehill
    31-35, M
    Oct 28, 2014

    Went to the movies to see deadpool i collapsed

    and had to be taken to hospital..it has made me realise you only live once.. enjoy your life take risk takes chances and donr care about any of the haters
    hotspot2016 hotspot2016
    26-30, M
    Feb 12

    I Had A Tia

    I hada TIA at my work out class last week. I could not remember the code for my keyless entry to my truck. Luckily my friend saw me and noticed I was behaving differently. I kept repeating. The same thing over. She took me home And my husband took me to the emergency room...
    Susiejanelee Susiejanelee
    56-60, F
    Sep 9, 2012

    My Friend's Stroke

    My co-worker and I were chatting and she said she had a terrible headache.  I ask if she were ok and she said I think so.  1/2 hour later I couldn't find her.  She was in the bathroom vomiting violently.  I ask her if she still had the headache. Then i said...
    jicky77 jicky77
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2009

    I'M 13.

    Yesterday I had a stroke. Believe it or not, I'm 13 years old. Your gonna say oh no, it was seizure, but it was in fact, a minor stroke. I was sitting out near the basketball courts talking to my friend while holding my Itouch before school started. My hands felt slightly numb...
    swimmygrace swimmygrace
    16-17, F
    Nov 5, 2013

    At the age of 32 I didn't think it was possible,

    yet here I am. It just is the cherry on the crappy cake.. It happened 2 weeks ago. I still have no sense of feeling in my right hand... This sucks so bad...
    Beanbella Beanbella
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2015

    I Had A Stroke And Did Know It, Till The Effect Hit Me. Part One

    I was driving home one day when I saw sparkle  triangles in my eyes. What was this, my blood sugar must be high, need to get home and take my insulin. But as I drove on, about 15 minutes from home, I became light headed. My diabetes was really acting up I continued to drive...
    rynodiaz rynodiaz
    56-60
    1 Response Nov 23, 2010

    I'm Not The Same

    I had a stroke in 2006. Nothing in life is the same. I did not believe in God. Now I do. Now I know who loves me.
    mesngon mesngon
    61-65, M
    Jun 30, 2010

    I had 2 strokes in the same hour

    when i was 11 years old
    JadedRagDoll JadedRagDoll
    18-21, F
    Jan 4, 2014

    I Had A "mini-stroke" At Age 18

     I am currently 19 years old, however this summer, while I was still 18, I had what is called a T.I.A. (Transient Ischemic Attack). Also known as a "mini-stroke". It happened while I was a camp counselor on a ranch/camp. I finished my contract despite the episode...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2009

    Friday 13th

    On Friday 13th September2013, waiting to pick up my 4.5 year old son from school when left arm had pins & needles went numb spread to leg & face even teeth went funny! After 15 minutes went off but kept coming back,ambulance came said I was in middle of stroke taken to hospital...
    nickyb2 nickyb2
    46-50, F
    Sep 17, 2013

    Of Course You Could Try and Work

    OK, so my doctors tell me I have no business working. I apply for SSD. SSD says I don't have anything on their list of disabilities that qualifies me for benefits. I ask my disability advocate if I try to work will it interfere with my claim. She says I am allowed to attempt work...
    flrider flrider
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2008

    Like It Was Yesterday

    it feels surreal... it was 1984. I was 7 years old. It was summertime, a hot sunny day, and my neighbor and I were playing in her yard. she was quite a bit older than me too, i remember. we ran inside, and i plopped down on the floor in her living room, with the couch behind...
    strangerinacrowd strangerinacrowd
    31-35, F
    Sep 26, 2012

    My Friend's Stroke

    My co-worker and I were chatting and she said she had a terrible headache.  I ask if she were ok and she said I think so.  1/2 hour later I couldn't find her.  She was in the bathroom vomiting violently.  I ask her if she still had the headache. Then i said...
    jicky77 jicky77
    56-60, F
    Sep 26, 2009

    Or at least I think I have,

    possibly on more than one occasion. When I was a teenager I was electrically shocked on the job. I never told anyone, and can't remember if I lost consciousness, but I do remember being thrown back forcefully. The other time was from a potential cocaine overdose following...
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill
    36-40, M
    Mar 3, 2014

    I Wanna Wake Up And Everything Be Normal

    It all started November 19th 2005 It was dark, he didnt see it but I did riding with my dad talking non stop as a twelve year old does my dad was looking at me not the road I looked forward and BAM  it was too late, we hit I was thrown into the windshield they found my lifeless...
    wingwoman wingwoman
    18-21, F
    Mar 14, 2012

    I had a major stroke on March 10,

    2010. Test results eventually revealed that my left cerebral artery had closed off and prohibited blood flow to a large portion of the left side of my brain. This event affected my speech center and my right side motor skills. Thankfully the extent of the impact to my right...
    cobere32 cobere32
    46-50, M
    Feb 14, 2014

    Two Days

    He was alone, at home. His brother found him at five in the afternoon. He's lost thirty percent of something - some plasm in his brain that controls movement in his left side, and it'll never regenerate. They don't know what brought it on. He's only 17, or 18. He's just a kid...
    leshistoires leshistoires
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 15, 2011

    I had a stroke - It has been about 14

    months- I learned how to walk, comb my hair, type, drive again- My long term goal- to finish a 5k -Still I am searching for who I was as a standard of how I should live now- Post stroke reminds me of my deficits in concentration organization, focus-and speed- of the meds I...
    CocoJourney CocoJourney
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2015

    I'm already desperate,

    I am currently on leave from work due to stroke paralysis,on that note, I'm in need of a sponsor to help me pay for my therapy to.will be forever grateful for any help.May God bless us all
    Suestrong Suestrong
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    So all my life I would have chest pain.

    I went to many different drs. One said cafe een the other said sleep one said eat healthier another said I want attention. So I turned 16 and went for my physical talked to another new dr about my issue he turned me inside out. He said he may have heard something and to get an...
    eagleeye825 eagleeye825
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

    Nobody Knows Why It Happened...

    My name is Heather and I had a stroke at the age of 12. I  wasn't overweight or unhealthy. The doctors just don't know what happened. I had taco ravioli for lunch and I went home sick because of it. By the end of the night I couldn't take deep breaths and my amazing parents...
    Heather98 Heather98
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2012

    Feeling "Normal"

    I had my stroke when I was ten months old during my second open heart surgery. The stroke affected my left side so my arm is paralyzed and I can't move my fingers or wrist. My left foot is also shorter than my right so I have to wear a brace to walk. I don't have peripheral...
    Becky1994 Becky1994
    22-25, F
    Sep 22, 2013

    2000 I Was in my 29th year and I Had A Bad Blackout

    I had a stroke in 2000 after being raped.  I was still a virgin and had no idea what I was in for ... I had never had penetrative sex before... It was dreadful - I had a convulsive fit and chocked not being able to breathe... I fell and everything went black and I have had...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Mar 30, 2011

    I had a stroke at birth on the left side of my

    brain I struggle academically but talent wise I'm very good so school is an every day struggle for me on too of that I have add and dyslexia so everyday i struggle with life so hard because I am mentally disabled and I cry and cry because my mom think it's the school when it's...
    RebelStar24 RebelStar24
    18-21, F
    Dec 24, 2014

    I Had A Stroke And Did Know It, Till The Effect Hit Me. Part One

    I was driving home one day when I saw sparkle  triangles in my eyes. What was this, my blood sugar must be high, need to get home and take my insulin. But as I drove on, about 15 minutes from home, I became light headed. My diabetes was really acting up I continued to drive...
    rynodiaz rynodiaz
    56-60
    Nov 23, 2010
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