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Old 04-24-2019, 07:44 PM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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UPDATE - last night my lips felt numb. I was finding it difficult to speak. My speech was slurred. I tried to drink water from a bottle, and it spilled out of the sides of my mouth.

I was speaking to a friend, another former RN on the phone. She thought I sounded like I was having a stroke and she sent me to the hospital.

The hospital thought I was having a stroke also, and ordered a CT scan. It was negative. My BP is always normal to low and my LDL/HDL are both where they should be.

Thankfully, the CT scan was negative for brain damage consistent with a stroke. However, they did think I had a possible TIA. A precursor to a stroke. I had one ten years ago.

I wish I had something positive to say. I remember my grandmother who had a series of strokes in her 80s.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:40 PM
 
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UPDATE - last night my lips felt numb. I was finding it difficult to speak. My speech was slurred. I tried to drink water from a bottle, and it spilled out of the sides of my mouth.

I was speaking to a friend, another former RN on the phone. She thought I sounded like I was having a stroke and she sent me to the hospital.

The hospital thought I was having a stroke also, and ordered a CT scan. It was negative. My BP is always normal to low and my LDL/HDL are both where they should be.

Thankfully, the CT scan was negative for brain damage consistent with a stroke. However, they did think I had a possible TIA. A precursor to a stroke. I had one ten years ago.

I wish I had something positive to say. I remember my grandmother who had a series of strokes in her 80s.
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That's a lot of stuff to be happening all at once: Hep C, a pre-stroke, and IMO, you're not done with your diagnostics, yet. You have extreme fatigue, which could be related to the liver condition, but I think further testing is needed. (Adrenal). OP, you'll get through this. There will be light at the end of the tunnel.. When does your Hp C treatment begin?
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:32 PM
Status: "Joy cometh in the morning" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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That's a lot of stuff to be happening all at once: Hep C, a pre-stroke, and IMO, you're not done with your diagnostics, yet. You have extreme fatigue, which could be related to the liver condition, but I think further testing is needed. (Adrenal). OP, you'll get through this. There will be light at the end of the tunnel.. When does your Hp C treatment begin?
I haven't even been called by the liver specialist. There is no testing or treatment without my insurance company's approval. They have said "no" before.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:41 PM
 
Location: In The South
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Wow Sheena. No knowledge or advice here, just some positive vibes and hugs. Hang in there.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:04 PM
 
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I haven't even been called by the liver specialist. There is no testing or treatment without my insurance company's approval. They have said "no" before.


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Old 04-24-2019, 11:54 PM
 
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Sheena, I'm so sorry you're going through so much all at once. You are just getting slammed. I have nothing to offer but cyperhugs and healing vibes. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:48 AM
 
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So sorry about all this. Hopefully it won't get to the point where you will have to fight your insurance company for the testing/treatment (don't see how they can refuse, but insurance companies work in mysterious ways), but I'm sure you will prevail.


That's crazy that you had a TIA in your 50s with normal to low BP!
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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UPDATE - last night my lips felt numb. I was finding it difficult to speak. My speech was slurred. I tried to drink water from a bottle, and it spilled out of the sides of my mouth.

I was speaking to a friend, another former RN on the phone. She thought I sounded like I was having a stroke and she sent me to the hospital.

The hospital thought I was having a stroke also, and ordered a CT scan. It was negative. My BP is always normal to low and my LDL/HDL are both where they should be.

Thankfully, the CT scan was negative for brain damage consistent with a stroke. However, they did think I had a possible TIA. A precursor to a stroke. I had one ten years ago.

I wish I had something positive to say. I remember my grandmother who had a series of strokes in her 80s.
Sheena, I am so sorry to hear about your problems. I wish there was something that could be done. Of course you and your family wish it more than the rest of us, yes. My hubby has had several TIAs in the past but knock on wood it has been years. He did have a minor stroke as well, about 20 years ago. Now in his 80s, so far, so good, but I worry about him all the time. His health isn't the greatest. NO one problem just weak legs from so much radiation, and meds to fight his cancer 8 years ago.

Good luck and keep us posted please.
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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So sorry about all this. Hopefully it won't get to the point where you will have to fight your insurance company for the testing/treatment (don't see how they can refuse, but insurance companies work in mysterious ways), but I'm sure you will prevail.


That's crazy that you had a TIA in your 50s with normal to low BP!
hubby was barely when he had his first TIA and also did not have high BP. He doesn't even have in now, in his 80s. I don't think it as unusual as you might think.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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Sheena, so sorry - just sending you some good vibes and cyber-hugs. You will get through this. Try to do whatever you can to not stress out over it, watch some funny movies or shows, go out with friends, take care of yourself by drinking lots of water, get some fresh air in nature, plenty of sleep. We are here for youl Your body will help you. I tell my body every day how wonderful it is and how much I appreciate it and that I know it can heal anything, and it does. Sheena, it CAN. So, please try not to worry too much
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