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The Daily Dash: May 3 2016 {My Trip to the ER & #TIA}

It’s the longest I’ve been away from my Daily Dash, but I have a good reason…

The Daily Dash: May 3 2016 {My Trip to the ER & #TIA}

* IN primary key for Cruz
* Met Gala stuns
* US serviceman killed
* Obama drops the mic

* Since I started the Daily Dash a couple years ago, I don’t think I’ve ever stayed away for this long, but I have good reason.

Last you heard from me, I had stayed up all night with a horrible headache and ended up cutting off my hair, pulling out my eyelashes and driving into our mailbox. What you don’t know is that when I return home, I found the right side of my face to be drooping. After consulting with a nurse friend of mine to make sure I wasn’t crazy and calling my primary doctor, I was advised to have someone drive me to Vanderbilt ER.

They bypassed 45 people in the waiting room to take me back and I was swarmed in the hallway by a couple dozen doctors. Honestly, that experience was almost as scary as the physical symptoms I was experiencing. I was sent home later that night, being told I just experienced a migraine with side effects similar to that of a stroke.

But when I followed up with my primary doctor the next day and he ran his own tests, he quickly diagnosed me with what is known as a TIA. In layman’s terms, it’s known as a mini-stroke or a warning stroke. The symptoms can disappear almost as quickly as they emerge, and many have said it is a sign to slow down.

So that’s what I’ve been doing. I haven’t been driving myself and I canceled pretty much everything I had to do in the past week, including the St. Jude marathon here in Nashville, which my son especially was brokenhearted about.

I tell you all this not for sympathy, but for knowledge. I wish I had known something like this even existed, but now that I do, I want you all to be aware so it could potential he save your life or the life of someone you love.

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The Daily Dash: May 3, 2016 {My Trip to the ER & #TIA}

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