May 28, 2012

Stroke Awareness Month

Just before Easter this year I received a very alarming phone call.  It was my sister-in-law calling to let me know my father-in-law had just had a stroke.  For the last month, our family has been going through the fear and trepidation of having a loved one who has been stricken with a stroke.  Today, my father-in-law is doing much better, but there are so many other families out there who are dealing with the complexities that come when a loved one has had a stroke.

My bloggy friend Bren has been doing a wonderful job spreading awareness about stroke for the past month over at her site, The World According to Bren.  Please click here, to pop over to her site and read more.   Also, here is a stroke FAQ from the heart and stroke foundation that I hope you will find helpful!
Finally, here is some basic information about stroke that is good to know:
  • A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops.  It can cause permanent neurological damage, complications, and death.
  • Stroke symptoms are different for men versus women.
  • If you think you are having a stroke, or your suspect someone around you is having a stroke, call 911 immediately.
  • Stroke is a medical emergency that needs to be treated right away.

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