Pulling a stroke

Herself is home, hale and hearty.

Live is gradually resuming a semblance of normality and she even managed to do a few hours in the potato patch this afternoon.  In return, I told her she could leave the dishes that had accumulated over the last seven days and she could wash them tomorrow.  Fair’s fair.

Naturally over the last week I have been consulting my good friend Doctor Google on a few topics mainly centred around stokes, their symptoms, prognosis and all that crap.

Most of the sites the good doctor referred me to all mentioned the same symptoms –

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

They all say the same thing too – call the ambulance immediately.

Now I have a serious problem with this.  I am not one to waste those ambulance people’s time and I would hate to cause a false alarm.

But all those symptoms apply to at least half the lads down the pub of a Saturday night.

Should I call the ambulance or not?

Would they agree to drop me home on the way to the hospital?

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Pulling a stroke — 11 Comments

  1. Huzzah…now you have to be on your game your days of silent slacking are behind you..please pass on my best wishes if you think they would be of benefit to herself…

  2. Here's wishing you both much domestic normality in the future. About the accumulated unwashed pots and dishes during Herself's absence I suggest two possible ways of preventing  this unsightly problem in the future:- either (a) buy in a six-month supply of paper cups, picnic plates and throwaway plastic knives, forks and spoons; or (b) buy one of those big electric dishwashing machines. Now that the summer camping season is over it may be possible for you to visit a camping equipment store in the Mary Street-Henry Street area of Dublin to purchase paper and plastic picnic materials at a knockdown price. Get out there and use your haggling skills Grandad!

  3. Glad to hear she's home and getting better – the Father of a friend of mine has had 14 strokes to date and you'd never know it if you met him. It seems that many of us get minor strokes from time to time too and don't even realise it. Truly the human body is a complex and wonderful machine and is more likely to right itself rather than succumb. 

    Best of good wishes to you both Grandad!

  4. So glad 'Herself' is home, now she can get back to the task of attempting to keep you in order.

    Hope she gave you hell about the state of the place!

  5. All good wishes passed on.  I don't think she has even bothered to read what I wrote over the last few days.  She's too busy catching up with all that crap on Farcebook.

  6. Glad to hear all is well, I had a TIA nearly 8 years ago and touch wood have not had another. Be sure and show your appreciation.

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