Jump to content

Melissa Baker

Guest
Sign in to follow this  
  • 789 views

My stroke occurred on 3/23/06, while I was doing some computer consulting work for a friend of mine. I had felt sick in the morning, thought it was sinuses and took a Benadryl. I drove 45 minutes to the office, stopped next door at the local cafe to order breakfast and proceeded to work. I remember feeling sick - thinking I needed to go to the bathroom. When I got to the bathroom I couldn't remember how to unbutton my jeans and I started stumbling - and actually fell down, I couldn't get up without falling back.

 

I really started to panic until I saw some chairs and scooted over to them to get up. I got up. The phone started ringing and I went to answer it. I started talking to a friend when the urge to use the bathroom hit again. I went to the room, looked at myself in the mirror and promptly dropped the phone. As I picked up the phone I could hear my friend ask if I was okay, I said "yes" thinking that it would all pass in a few minutes. We said our goodbyes and I hung up.

 

I went back to the front desk and started to work again. A customer came in and while I was helping her, the computer screen started to get really fuzzy and I couldn't type correctly. I remember asking the friend, who I was working for, for some help. He immediately came over and tried to help me stand in order to get me to the car. I fell backwards and couldn't stand up straight.

 

I told him I was really hot and I was trying to put my hair in a ponytail but couldn

Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×