When my mom had a sudden stroke, she didn’t the symptoms of stroke
Furthermore, my parents and my brother didn’t have any knowledge of
stroke details because none of my parents siblings had any stroke in the
Remember that, stroke is not a hereditary illness. It can occur anytime,
anywhere and anyone suddenly if you have not noticed of the earlier
According to surveys, women have higher chances of contracting stroke
compare to men and younger generation.
How my mom had stroke
I did inquired my dad of her prior symptoms and behavior which were
It was difficult to get him to total recall everything because he has a
forgetful memory, plus everyone was asleep when my mom had sudden
These are the odd behavior that my mom had:
Lie down on the sofa and bed after heavy meals.
Slept for hours, refused to move about, watch TV and ate the whole
She had never walked out of the house on her before, not even once.
However, she did walked to the Roast pork restaurant in the afternoon
( under scorching sun), to buy 1 packet of roast pork ( fattening) which
costed $20 ( normally, 1 person cost $4, so this proved that she had
bought a large amount of roast pork which is high in cholesterol,
calories and fats)
She ate the $20 roast pork without anything else and went to sleep on
On the same day itself, she woke up to pee in the middle of the night,
She must had lost her balance, fell down and hit her head against
It could be either the bunk of the bed or the floor.
Nobody knew what happened because she locked herself in the
When my brother heard the noise, called her, there was no response.
He had to look for the spare keys to her room which took some time.
When he opened the door to her room, she was lying on the floor,
He helped her up to her bed but didn’t suspect anything amiss.
When morning came, she was still in daze with stroke symptoms.
What are stroke symptoms
My brother confirmed of the following symptoms when he realized that
something was abnormal with my mom behavior.
1. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the
YES, my mom’s right hand side arms and legs were numb and immobile.
2. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
YES, she coudn’t understand simple questions or instructions. She had slurred speaking ability.
3. Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes
YES, she had blurred vision, couldn’t see anything or anyone clearly for both eyes.
4. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
YES, she couldn’t move her limbs at all. Not to mention walking, she can’t even sit up.
5. Sudden severe headache with no known cause
YES, she felt a bad headache but do not know how to describe it.
It was obvious that she had stroke. Wasn’t sure it was mild or massive.
The stroke affected the right side of her body because the blood clot
occurred on the left side of the brain .
She was also suffering from Aphasia, which affects her verbal
Important Points to Note for Signs of Having Stroke
If you had noticed any of these stroke symptoms on your loved ones, especially older folks
or middle age parents, do not wait longer.
Call the ambulance for help.
Remember to jot down the time
Bring cash because you need money to register the stroke victim .
Give as detail and accurate information to the doctor in charge in order to analyze her
Try to calm the victim because he/she is afraid.
My mom situation worsen when my brother realized she had stroke on the 2nd day.
It was too late but she was saved by reducing the blood clot in her head and blood veins..
The doctor in charge gave her medications to break down the blood clots in her brain.
She couldn’t walk or move her limbs for a year.
She had undergone acupuncture treatments to unblock the blood clots.
The acupuncturist used needles to pinpoint those affected limbs which hurt her a lot.
Now, she can walk for a short distance ( from the living room to her bedroom), not more
She will slip and fall on her own. So, my dad had to be my her side 24 hours daily.
She can talk and laugh but her behavior is a 5 year old girl, not a 65 year old mother.
She cannot remember the present activities ( what she ate for breakfast, what time she
took her shower, etc)
However, she can remember her past very vividly.
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