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Stroke at 30, a year later pregnant!
May 3, 2016 is the day I will never forget... the day I had a stroke. I was at home, fortunately, when this occurred. Fire and Rescue took me to the emergency room. At first, the hospital thought I was drunk because I was young! I had a computerized tomography (CT) scan done and then a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The CT was negative but the MRI showed that I had a large right cerebellum stroke. May 6th, if I could remember, is another day I would not forget... emergency brain surgery day for my expanding brain. I also had an implantable loop recorder (ILR) implanted on May 13th.
One year after my stroke, I found out I was pregnant! We did not think pregnancy could happen to us, especially after the stroke... we were wrong! In February 2018 I had my little boy. My stroke complicated the journey, but we made it.
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My name is Katie
I had an ischemic cerebellum stroke at age 30. Educating people that a stroke can happen to anyone is my mission. By sharing my story, education, and resources I hope to help others improve their life after a stroke.
I hope my blog inspires stroke survivors to keep pushing to improve -the sky is the limit.
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