Question by cryslercompton: What does a stroke feel like and how can you tell if one might happen?
Has anyone who’s suffered a stroke or know someone who did tell me what it feels like, and what did they feel up to a few hours before it happened?
Answer by John S
my mother had one while she was eating lunch one day. i asked her if there was alot of pain. she said no. she knew something was wrong when she was lifting the fork to her mouth and her arm stopped and slowly started to go down. i had two uncles (on my mother’s side). both got VERY dizzy when their strokes started. one uncle got rushed to the hospital and got that new drug that reversed the stroke. the other was stubborn and simply went to bed. i was with the stubborn uncle during a hunting trip to his camp when he had his stroke. he called out in the middle of the night. i went to his bedroom to see what he was calling for. he told me to turn the light on. i told him it was already on. he told me to turn the light on in the hallway. i told him that light was on, too. with absolute fear in his voice he said, “I can’t see!”. i told him i’d take him to the hospital. his stubborn azz refused and he layed back down in bed. i called the local hospital (12 miles away) and they sent an ambulance. he didn’3t last long after that.
so, on my mother’s side i have strokes. on my father’s side i have heart disease. since i favor my father’s genes i’m glad i am likely to go fast of a heart attack rather than a stroke.
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