Monday, October 10, 2011

Funny Feelings

The other day I was writing at the computer. After a while, I got up and starting to walk into the kitchen. But I kept stumbling--which I don't do usually--as if my right leg wasn't working. I was scared. What was happening to me?

Then it hit me: my right leg had fallen asleep. If I really concentrated, I could feel a muted pin-and-needles feeling in my leg.

The warning signs of a stroke often include trouble walking, speaking or thinking. But what if you have all these problems already?


  1. Poor Grace. That was a scare! I think it is actually very good you felt the pins and needles a bit.

    We have big posters on some of the buildings near here that say "Know the Signs" and lists them. Every time we drive past I tell my husband that according to the sign I might be having a stroke!

  2. Grace, this reminds me of a funny story. Two months before we were getting married, my husband got chicken pox (at age 37). It is, of course, concerning at that age. I was on the phone with the nurse at our doctor's office and asked her what I should look for in terms of warning signs. She said, "If he is excessively sleepy, goofy, or dopey call right away. I couldn't help it, I said, "That's the guy I am marrying!" We still get a chuckle out of that. Hope kindergarten is going well. Take care!

  3. I love it! Miss you and all our GreatEx friends.

  4. Grace, I am glad you are OK! I saw your comment on my blog and popped over to look at yours.

    Thank you so much sharing all of your wonderful insights about and your experiences with aphasia. It is so very helpful to me (as my husband suffers from aphasia as well) to see things from the "other side".

    My best to you and keep up the good work! And say "hello" to "goddess" for me! :D
    Diane at pinkhouseonthecorner