poetry, Senior Health, six sentence story

The Signs of a Stroke

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How ironic that I saw the prompt of “Stroke” for the Six Sentence Story, especially since on June 17 I received word that a beloved family member had mini strokes. Thankfully-they are home and on the mend. It only seems appropriate to list the signs of a stroke and since there are six letters, you know what that means…

Signs of a Stroke

Severe headaches could happen, so pay attention when this does.

Trouble talking or understanding, take a breath and signal for help.

Refocusing due to trouble with vision or even loss could mean there’s something going on.

Ordinary feelings go numb and you may feel weak one or both, help you must seek.

Keep checking numbness, indicate where it is, ask for someone to watchfully note.

Equilibrium feels off with dizzies or loss of balance or ever a fall, for which 911 you want to call.


There’s more to learn every day and here’s a link to help: Stroke Signs and Symptoms

5 thoughts on “The Signs of a Stroke”

  1. Thanks for sharing. A good reminder for all of us to keep these signs in mind. My sister had a stroke. She suddenly had extremely high blood pressure and did drive herself to the hospital (not advised). I don’t believe there were other visible, initial symptoms in her case. She had a life changing experience as vision changes did become an end result.

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  2. Please, the dangerous headaches are in the back of the head and neck, pain can by dull but intense, not necessarily sharp. After a dozen strokes, I think I know a little.

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