Friday, August 9, 2013

An Unexpected Turn

Yesterday afternoon as I was taking my granddaughter to her mother, I suddenly lost the peripheral vision in my left eye.  Flashes of black and white for about 2 minutes.  It scared me as it came on so quickly, but then was gone.  A couple of hours later a mild headache ensued.

I made a call to the Dr. and was asked to come to the ER.  A battery of tests have been run and although the tests are clear, the Dr. feels it is possible I had a TIA ( trans ischemic attack) or a mini stroke.  I have stayed overnight in the hospital's PCU for observation.

To be honest, I am scared!  I watched my mother die this way and all the bad memories are sitting right in front of me.

An MRI this morning and a carotid sonogram and then hopefully home.  Please include me and my family in your prayers this morning.  I would be grateful.


  1. Praying for healing, peace, and comfort right now.

  2. Oh my, truly sad to hear this news but hopeful that no matter what is going on you have caught it in time. Praying for your peace of mind as well as healing. If I could I would bring over dinner! Please update when you can!

  3. Oh dear. Lord have mercy. We will be praying. Hang tight. God will not leave you in this.

  4. I will be praying for you. Keep trust in the Lord. I am 30 years old. I have had 3 full-blown strokes due to an undiagnosed blood disorder (2 at 18 years, 1 at 21 years. ZERO since they found the blood disorder). I did have some residual effects for awhile. I am fine now. Don't start thinking that because it happened to your mother it will happen the same way to you! As Elizabeth said - God will not leave you in this. Praying for healing and comfort!

  5. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!