Country star Chely Wright revealed on her Facebook page, that a migraine she suffered turned out to be a stroke. – Paul Donovan
SOME PERSONAL NEWS I’M SHARING FOR THE FIRST TIME:
Exactly one year ago today, I went to the ER at Lenox Hill Hospital because I was on Day 3 of a migraine, which isn’t uncommon for me.
Because I had shows booked for the coming weekend, I wanted to get this headache out of the way. Lauren and I dropped the boys at school and headed to the ER.
The doctor I saw— whom I’d seen before— was troubled by some the symptoms of that day’s headache.
After a series of diagnostic tests, I was informed that I’d had a stroke.
A stroke. I’d just turned 48.
I sort of knew it. What I had been experiencing with that headache and leading up to that headache was different. I’d even said aloud to myself in the bathroom mirror, “Did you have a stroke?”
It’s been a long year, but I am okay.
The reason I’m sharing this is so you all might take a moment to refresh your understanding of stroke and the symptoms of stroke.
Pay attention to your body and encourage your loved ones to do the same.
Again, I am okay and very grateful to have access to quality medical care. As we all know, not everyone in America has that luxury. We have to fix that.