May 2, 2012

May is.....

     May is pretty simply one of those busy busy months.  We have Mother's Day kicking if off and then Memorial Day ending it..  Ooooo never noticed how May is book-ended with M holidays (remember I'm easily entertained).  Once you have school aged kids the outside obligations seem to pile on... recitals, play-offs, award ceremonies, end of year parties, dances... it truly can get incredibly over whelming at times.  Well I am here to add one more thing to the mix:

As you know the entire reason that I even have a blog is because I am a Stroke Survivor.  Too many people suffer devastating disabilities because those around them were not aware they were having a stroke.  The simple reality of my life is that because my husband loves Gray's Anatomy, he knew I was having a stroke. We can't remember if it was a Public Service Announcement or simply an episode that discussed Stroke Symptoms but he learned the warning signs and got me help as quickly as possible.  For the next few weeks I will sharing and hopefully educating as many people as I can on Stroke Awareness.

Please learn this simple acronym: FAST
Time truly is of the essence when it comes to diagnosing a stroke.  There is a medication that can ONLY be given up to 4 hours after the onset of symptoms. Had my husband listened to me he would have taken me home to sleep.  I received the medication within 45 minutes of onset and was incredibly lucky.  WE refuse to even think about what would have happened had he listened.

Just to add a bit more to the month of May~
     We are on Graduation countdown..... June 1st is graduation so things are going to be quite busy which of course means life is going to be incredibly entertaining and you know I'll have to share it with you.

I'm looking forward to spending the next 30 days driving crazy, crying, laughing, ranting and probably more crying (you know the proud Mom kind) and I hope you'll join me :)   And please oh please if you or someone in your family has survived a stroke or are helping someone recover do contact me I'd love to hear your story.  

Thank heavens Cinco de Mayo is here soon as I'm gonna need some Margaritas (send tequila please).


  1. Kudo's to your husband. Isn't it funny how when something serious happens we want to downplay it? As if not going for medical treatment will mean it isn't real?

  2. You are so right we do, ok at least me, tend to think if I just ignore this it will go away or isn't really happening!


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