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I Stroke it to the East, I Stroke it to the West, I Stroke it to the one that I love best

The first time I heard about this song was when my mother went to LaBear (LaBare?..I’m not Googling it….) with some friends. But that’s not what this post is about, thankfully.

What I didn’t mention in my last post about finding the bag of cocaine was that after that all went down, I got a call from my brother in law telling me that my sister was in the hospital but was doing okay. Turns out she either had some rare acute migraine or a TIA (mini-stroke). This wouldn’t be that big of a shock if she wasn’t 27 years old.

Apparently she fell asleep in her car at lunch time (while parked at a restaurant) and awoke to my dad texting her. She felt sleepy and her eyes could not focus but she drove back to work. While at work she say down and read an email that said, “The planning meeting will be rescheduled for 2 PM tomorrow”, however, while she could read all of the words perfectly she couldn’t get them to make sense as a sentence. They were all jumbled. She also tried to respond, assuming the jist of the email, and could not form words using the keyboard. She knew what she wanted to type, but it wouldn’t come out.

Next, a UPS delivery man came in and said hello to her and she tried to respond but it just came out as babbled nonsense. She then was able to say, “Okay, that was weird.” but when a coworker tried laughed and asked what that was about she again responded in babble. At this point people in her office got worried and sat her down in the conference room. She had a pounding pain at the top of her neck and felt nauseated. She tried to call my brother in law but was unable to unlock her phone.

Fast forward several hours later (after she had taken a four hour nap) and she was now in the hospital. I came up to see her the next day and stayed pretty much the whole day while she was undergoing various tests. Unfortunately, at the end of the day the neurologist left without results or an order to discharge. He did, however, order an EEG for her. Turns out that he saw a spot on the MRI which he says is common but wants her to check every year to make sure there is no growth. That being said, the final diagnosis was that she probably had a blood clot that caused the stroke which was possibly a result of her birth control. I’d say that’s a pretty bad side effect.

I’d love to tell you what birth control it was, but I really have no clue. Something with an “M”, not Miranda.

Crazy stuff. Sorry, I know this article probably didn’t have the flare I’m used to giving, but I’m very tired today. It’s been a long week. And I rear ended someone yesterday (very minor) so I’m in a weird mood. Hope everyone else is having a better week than I am.


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