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    My Sister Had a Mini Stroke
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    pompchas1 posted:
    I found out my sister had a mini-stroke or TIA (Transient ischemic attack).. She had some of the symtoms of FAST. Face numb or droopy, Arm numb, Speak slurred.
    She is 55 and before this was in reasonably good health. From what she said that test run return negative . Not sure what test were run but I guess the usual. She in fear that she will loose her job because of this. Is there anything she can do to prevent this. She lives in Colorado.
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    Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
    I can give medical advice, but this seems to fall in the category of legal advice. If she is truly concerned about losing her job, she may want to start with her physician and get advice from a lawyer. Sorry I can't be more help with that issue.

    On the stroke side, be sure she knows why she had the stroke and what she needs to do to prevent another one. We are very aggressive about treating all risk factors these days ans she needs to be certain she is getting state of the art care.

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    After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
     
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    paulmalware replied to Richard C Senelick, MD's response:
    I WAS GLAD TO READ THE WORDS OF GEORGE ELLIOT. I HAD A MINOR STROKE LAST WEEK AND FEEL DIFFERENT BUT CAN'T ACCEPT THE FACT THAT I'M NO LONGER MY OLD SELF. I FEEL ALONE AND FRIGHTENED.
     
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    Anon_4048 replied to paulmalware's response:
    Tthat is not uncommon, I felt the same way. Find a therapist or support group if you need it. After 6 years I think very little about it.


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