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?