Saturday, March 27, 2010

best laid plans...?

I awoke this morning in a state of total confusion...I could not find my voice...I could not speak and I felt as if I was hallucinating in a nightmare where I was lost...someone stole my shoes...I kept climbing rocks trying to get home to Ken. I knew I was in trouble but I tried to remain calm as Ken tried to reassure me and I quietly went through the FACE mind test for a TIA...a temporary stroke. Could I move my face and smile and stick out my tongue? Could I hold both arms up and level them as I turn them? ... I could not remember the last two items but I could feel my body needing to stop and sleep. I retreated to my sleep for a couple hours and by five o clock in the afternoon I was able to sit up and was hungry. I will call the neurologist on Monday...I stayed home ...and I recognize I did too much last night on our first date. I did not get to get over to have my day with Baby Morgan but tomorrow I will be able to have a birthday breakfast with Mr. Cole's third birthday.

Ken remained close by and watched the NCAA Kentucky Wildcats are out as well as OSU is out so now the games are totally for the viewers enjoyment. I am going to bed early now so I can be fresh tomorrow morning. Rest for sure tonight so I can have my tomorrow. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. I hope you are alright. Much love and prayers for you.

  2. Holy heck, Mary! What a fright! I've never heard of temporary strokes? Do they happen to you frequently? It sounds like you have checks in place but how frightening! Love and light to you my friend. I'm so glad you are back with us and able to blog about it.

  3. Thinking of you dear friend of mine. I hope you had an uneventful rest last night and I am happy that your hubby was close by you. Take care and enjoy your little birthday boy. with Love, Lennie

  4. TIA is the official name for these small strokes and the test is FAST:::: Face is there any drooping? ARMS can you elevate and level both arms at the same time SMILE Can you smile and grin with your teeth showing TONGUE can you stick out your tongue and curl your tongue FAST Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart