|I wanted to include this just incase it...
|...could help someone. It's worth reading.
I was 44 years old when I had my stroke, first of all I had
a TIA on December-02-2001, which is transient ischemic attack...which is a warning that you are going to have a stroke. That
was totally missed, I was treated with antivert for dizziness. Then on December-19-2001, I woke up turned my head & had
no sight at all, for at least 5 minutes. I tried to stand & I fell over I had no balance, then the dizziness, vomiting
& the headache started. I was taken by ambulance to a small hospital...as a suspected stroke victim. I was evaluated &
told I had vertigo...really? Vertigo is nothing more than dizziness. I begged for them to keep me, but I was told, "No, your
insurance wouldn't pay."
They could not touch me without me vomiting.
I did not find out I had a stroke until 4 months later,when
my doctor finally sent me for an MRI, the results were back to her in less than 24 hrs. I had suffered a cerebellar stroke
on the left side of my brain. That is where your balance, posture, coordination among others are taken place in the brain.
But I had no insurance. If this card can tell me that I was having a stroke...Why can't medical professionals?? I have a booklet
on strokes now, & for a female...I had all the classic symtoms. My neurologist said "if it had been your heart they would
have sent you to have tests at our hospital right away, you can live with part of your heart working...but your brain is YOU,
your personality, everything". No-one wants to live like a vegetable. I was lucky that I have only the problems I do, but
if the diagnosis would have been right...I wouldn't have to have any residuals. I also was told most people who have a stroke
in that part of the brain die.
I am a homemaker at the moment. I'm 46, I love reading
Historical romances, especially Indian stories. I love to bake & I like to cook. I collect recipes & recipe books.
I make personalized calendars, with everyone's birthdays & anniversaries on them, for 2 adult nephews &
5 nieces, 6 siblings, my sons, my daughter, myself & my Mom every year for Christmas gifts. I also have 3 more younger
nephews & 1 niece on my side of the family. I have 4 grandchildren, I enjoy making & doing things for.
My husband Ernie & I live in a very small community, we
both were born & raised here. My husband's family was not quite as large as mine. There were 4 siblings...2 girls &
2 boys. Both of his parents have passed away. So I don't have any idea what it's like to have a mother & father-in-law.
My Mom is still living, my father passed away in 2000.
My husband & I both enjoy the outdoors
& animals. We feed the birds & squirrels year round. Bird watching with a cup of coffee is very relaxing. My
husband grows a vegetable garden every summer. We have 3 nephews & 4 nieces on my husband's side of the family. Two great
nieces & one great nephew.
Taking a break
The Man...that's how
he is introduced on
the award shows, by
several of the other
artists...who say that
he is one of their idols.
And they have also said
"he's the best we got"
& I sure won't argue with that!
Peanut Butter Cookies
Hershey's Cookies 'N' Cream
a list of some of my favorite movies:
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
To Sir With Love
Mac & Me
My Best Friends Wedding
Something About Mary
Dances With Wolves
Here's a list of some of my favorite music:
Carrying your Love with me...George Strait
Murder On Music Row...Alan & George
Where were you when the world stopped turning...Alan Jackson
Lady in Red...Chris DeBurg
Runaway Train...Soul Asylum
I think about you...Collin Raye
I Hope You Dance...Lee Ann Womack
Favorite Actresses & Actors:
Mary Stewart Masterson
Tommie Lee Jones
My Favorite Holiday: