Stroke lessons learned the hard way

I dreamed I had a stroke. In my dream, I knew I was in the midst of a stroke, but I couldn’t talk or get up. I could use my phone, though, and managed to text for help. In the emergency room, the doctor asked me if I had a living will.
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Stroke Camp: A Place of Support and Fun for Survivors and Caregivers

On Feb. 8, 2016, at approximately 11 p.m., I experienced a hemorrhagic stroke. I went to bed and felt an odd sensation that I knew was not going to just go away. My husband was downstairs and I immediately called him for help.
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Innovative brain-injury recovery program makes eclipse t-shirts

Where else but RCP’s West End Co-op can community members buy a patient-made total eclipse t-shirt that not only supports the rehab program, but allows buyers to individualize the shirts with their own eclipse-colored thumb print?
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Stroke survival … A lifelong journey

February 27, 2011, started out as a regular day. I got up early and went to work in the emergency department at Greenville Memorial Hospital. My husband, John O’Donnell, an emergency physician, had worked the evening before and was sound asleep. I received a phone call at work that morning that would change my life—our...
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GHS selected to participate in new national initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes

Greenville Health System (GHS) has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among millions of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Health care practitioners, such as GHS, participating in...
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A family’s stroke story

On January 7th, 2015, Brian and I contemplated going to the ER so he could get checked out after having what we initially thought was just a stomach flu/vertigo symptoms for several days. Around 11:00 that night, we decided to just go to a local hospital. My in-laws came to the house to sit with...
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