Well, I'm thankful for my last birthday and being able to do everything I can. Almost back to normal. The left vocal cord is paralyzed from the operation but, the right side compensated, so at least I can talk. Left side on the face and neck still has some numbness. The ENT said that if I have fairly clear arteries to do all within my power to keep them clear. If the right side was to need clearing out, there would be problems with breathing and swallowing. So, still trying my best to eat health
Exactly 1 week ago, I went in to get the blockage (plaque) removed from my left carotid artery. The blockage was 80% or greater. Surgery was successful. I was in the ICU for 2 days, then another half day in a regular room. so far, so GOOD. Can feel the incision beginning to heal. The only problems are sleeping and I can't really talk. I guess the breathing tube and surgery took a little toll on my throat. This is another first for me.
Not sure how long the throat will be irritated but it's
I found out my left Carotid Artery is over 80% blocked. Going it for surgery to get it "cleaned out". Really glad this was discovered. Want to do all I can to prevent a future stroke. The ultasound (doppler) doesn't do as good a job at finding the blockage , Glad my doctor sent me for a MRA. My Guardian Angel keeps a good eye on me !!!!
Well, It's been 1 year and three weeks since my slight stroke. Sill consider myself very fortunate and keep on thanking God and my guardian angel for my health and no noticeable effects from the stroke. Hope all will remain this way. Life is good !!
About 2:30 pm sitting at my desk, I noticed my right hand getting numb. I could not click the mouse button type or hold a pen. Got pretty scared, got up went to the bathroom to look in the mirror to see if I was pale, No. Got some water and sat back down, still had numbness. Took a enteric aspirin, went to Consuelo to tell her I did not feel good, had a headache and I was going home. Was starting to get a small pain on the right side of my chest, probably panic. Got to the train, called my sist