Friday, March 25, 2011


I just came back from Neurologist. They think I might have had a little stroke,  not a TIA, a stroke for god's sake - amazing.

The doc thought so too - he said that with my profile of healthy eating, lots of exercise, no clogged arteries (MRI looked at my carotid arteries and all the arteries in my neck going to brain), no heart problems, no high blood pressure, no high cholesterol - that I am "the last in line" for a stroke. Go figure. The MRI showed a tiny "scar" on the left side of my thalamus - a tiny pinpoint that happened in the last 3-4 days.

 I am fine - the dizziness and tingly hand and foot have resolved themselves. My energy is coming back. Of course, after watching Tom have a stroke in front of me - after living nearly 5 years in stroke disability and recovery - it makes me sad and a bit nervous. The doc said to not worry - I am healthy and that it was an isolated incident. He will continue to see me and monitor things for a while. So strange - I am so healthy - no medications, no "conditions", not much illness to speak of.

Sure has made me reflect and take time to think - I didn't sleep much last night. I am going to take a nap now - it has been a really full couple of days. Life is mysterious. I love each of you very much - you are a treasure to me. Thank you for your words of encouragement and support. xo


  1. Still praying. What a shock.
    I hope you get some much-needed rest tonight.

  2. Oh my gosh! As you reflect, how strange and odd life can be. I know you have always been so careful of your health and now you have inspired me to take better care of myself too. I will be thinking of you tonight and sending you prayers.

  3. You just can't explain things all of the time...just keep on doing what you're doing Suzann...and have faith that you're doing everything right for yourself. Much love to you... ~Joy

  4. That's really scary. We always want to think medical issues make sense but they don't always and those are the scary ones. Hope you continue feeling better. Maybe it was just a small genetic weakness there and it's gone

  5. This happened to my very healthy friend many years ago, without warning. She recovered quickly & has had no other episode. Thinking of you, Suzann.

  6. Suzanne,
    I'm really happy reading your post after this one;-)