• entries
  • comments
  • views

One Year Anniversary Coming Up



Monday will mark the one year anniversary of my first stroke. Not sure if I can handle it. I will, but my emotions are shaky now just thinking about it. After I get over that anniversary hump it will be six weeks away from the second stroke. I will not be huddled in a corner crying but I will be probably be driven crazy at work. I am also going to see a surgeon about my thyroid and if I need a biopsy done. It's funny how many issues I am having now after my stroke. I have chronic kidney disease but at stage one and I hope to stay there. Just found out I am anemic...again. Last time I was in high school. I thought I was anemic before but my test didn't show anything. I have seen so many doctors but nobody ran that freakin test until now. But the doctor who ran the test didn't tell me. I just gave my primary doctor my latest test results and she just said it. Now I don't feel bad about taking so many naps! I do wish to get my results of my ultrasound showing what my pancreas is doing. Also having my eye exam Friday. I am not ready. I'm seeing an ophthalmologist as opposed to an optometrist.


I am still seeking into why I had my strokes. A couple of months ago there was a commercial talking about the drug Invokana and it's side effects. When I googled it with stroke some law firms came up. I contacted two lawyers but they turned me down but I will keep trying. I might not be successful but I will try. Going back to the first hospital and checking with that doctor to see if medicine caused first stroke. Second stroke was a TIA that could have resulted in me not easing back into normal life.


But nonetheless I am alive. I'm blessed and here to see another day.


Recommended Comments

Guest lwisman


Congrats on your anniversary!


I find that intentionally celebrating my stroke anniversary is really helpful. Do something nice for yourself.


Remember all the accomplishments since your stroke. Thank those who have helped you. Make a list of accomplishment you will work toward in the next year.


The fist anniversary is the hardest. I have been through 18, so many more are possible.


Good luck.

Link to comment

Mine is Oct 14, not that far away. I plan to visit the hospital where I did  inpatient rehab. I want to be reminded of how far I came since I was in 734, but more importantly I want the staff to see that they made a difference. The doctors kept me alive, the nurses and rehab put me back together from a pile of broken pieces and made me able to walk, talk and think again. Reading is still questionable but you can't have everything.

Link to comment

Thanks guys.  This past year I have been doing things that I was scared to do because of my stroke.  I am working on being able to drink fluids.  Before my strokes I dranked a lot like juice, tea, etc.  After my first stroke, I barely drank water.  In fact, thats all I drink is water.  I have had tea, but I don't drink it as much.  If I do have juice I mix it with seltzer water, but I don't think it all.    Another thing was going to weddings.  A couple of weeks after my first stroke my ex thought I should go to a wedding.  I got sick and threw up on the mother of the bride. Not sure why I was sick. No drinking was involved! I wanted to leave but they didn't so I had to stay.  Just glad I didn't get that much on my dress.  Then I had my second stroke(TIA) on the second wedding.  That prevented me from going to my best friends sisters wedding in Switzerland.  My cousin got married in March and I was a nervous wreck. This time I was with lots of family so if anything happend I had back up! In two months I will be going on a cruise to Mexico.  My friend's sister is pregnant so hopefully next year I will make plans to Switzerland again! 

Health wise I am seeing the doctors I should see like a good girl.  Now it's working on getting out and being sociable and maybe even go out on a date!

Link to comment
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.