The luckiest guy I know….

One year ago today, my 34 year old twin brother survived a stroke. He’s a lucky guy. He had fast acting team mates who recognised that something was wrong (he lost his vision and the ability to walk) and they took him to a GP who rushed him to the nearest Hospital Emergency Department. He was diagnosed with a Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis which is a very rare type of stroke. The cause in his case was unclear so he will need to be on warfarin (blood thinner) for the rest of his life. He survived and has thrived ever since with no brain damage (he says it was damaged already) and no side-effects at all.

Still it makes you wonder that if presented with the same situation would you know what to do? I didn’t so here’s a link to the Australian Stroke Foundation so you can get familiar with the critical signs.


(Advice from the Australian Stroke Foundation)

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarah menary
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 11:42:56

    Thanks for this info on identifying stroke and making us aware it could be something we observe in younger people

    Reply

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