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[Editor's note: This article is second in the series, The Tales of a Stroke Patient. You can access the other articles here.]
I was still thinking, a week later, of the nurse who told me about her infant sister who had a stroke. There was something about that story.
Anyway, I made it through the weekend, continuing with the Lovenox. The headache would come shortly.
It was Monday, April 6. I worked all day Monday with some pain still in my legs, training the new people who came to the firm, and worked on Tuesday as well. I wanted to save my days for a vacation, a vacation that would never come.
Tuesday evening, when I was ready to leave work, my manager wanted to know if I could stop by and have dinner with the Information Services people from the Applications group. Applications was planning an upgrade and there was so much food, she said. I agreed. But if I knew that the stroke would be ravaging my body in about ten hours, I would probably have elected to go shopping instead. That’s the thing about choices. Sometimes you just don’t know.
The party was Mexican fare and I went back for seconds. Read more…