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TIA

Cathy feels that within 12 months I will have a life altering event.

They can occur days, weeks or even months before a major stroke. In about half the cases, the stroke occurs within one year of the TIA. [Source]

What’s a TIA?

A TIA is a “warning stroke” or “mini-stroke” that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. [Source]

And the symptoms:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body (see the last point with the target reference – that was sudden!)
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding (Sarah)
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes (see)
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination (June 19, 2007 actually)
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause (Click, Kneed and death)

Guess I better play a littler harder this next year.

One thought on “TIA

  1. Yikes. I think I’d really rather be ripped violently to shreds in a combine accident than have a stroke. They just wig me right out. Yuuuuugh

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