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Old 08-14-2017, 08:46 PM
Tim Cenowa Tim Cenowa is offline
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Brady,

It was nice seeing you the other day. May you continue your recovery.

Paul,

Thanks for the post. I had a stroke in 2013 as I was driving to the NFDA convention in Austin, Texas. I was planning to find a hotel and get some rest and continue to Austin the next morning. I checked in the hotel and everything was fine. I went out to the parking lot to move my car. I parked it, was able to open the door and got out. As I closed the door I fell to the pavement. I couldn't stand nor crawl. as I lost all strength on my left side. Some patrons from the lobby came out and helped me into the lobby and called EMS. When they arrived, after checking me out they told me I had a stroke and if I didn't get to a hospital I would be dead the next morning. The hotel was in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. I was airlifted to St. Thomas Heart and Stroke center in Nashville. I spent 2 1/2 weeks there in therapy. After Nashville I went to a rehab center near my home for a month and a half. I was lucky that the EMS decided to airlift me to Nashville. As you are aware of there is a window of opportunity to start treatment. The doctors told me that the stroke was caused by A-Fib. As I was driving, I never had any indications that something was wrong. I was lucky that it didn't happen while I was driving. The results would not have been good.
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