Day before, I reported (and it was a Monday),I went to the office where I was working and all went normally until before lunchtime, I felt sudden numbness on my knees but was gone as soon as I felt it. I was not alarmed at all and I didn’t even gave any attention to it (thought it was nothing as in nothing). I even went home that day as normal as my everyday routine. All went well until the morning after.
I had a scheduled meeting the next day (Tuesday) with someone to have a talk, or at least arrange a talk with the city mayor. Weeks ago,I was eagerly looking forward for that said conversation for there were so many issues at hand to discussed. So I had tried to wake up early. But my body was not aggreeing with my mind. I felt as if I was so lazy and my body seemed to be heavy enough to rise up that morning. I told my husband and child I was not feeling well I might stay at home. Soon, my husband and child went out and left me alone in the house.
Left alone, I forced myself to take a bath for I really had to talk to the mayor with that someone. When I was at the bathroom, I was surprised I can’t even hold the soap in my hand and even had the difficulty in moving my right hand and feet. I tried to keep myself reminded that all will be going well and all the numbness I felt was due to my wrong sleeping position. I tried to massaged my right hand and legs with my left hand kept my mind wide awake until four pm.
My child came home from school and asked why I was at home early. I said no, I was not able to report for work and then she laughed and asked “why do you speak like that? Are you joking?Minutes later my husband came home too and talked to me. I answered back and I stammered. I can’t say the words exactly as I like to and I felt the numbness all over the right side of my body. I cannot even bring my right hand to my face. I had the difficulty in moving the right side of my body this time. I struggled to stand up and walked but I fall down.
My husband decided to bring me the hospital and there, medical teams were moving as if they were losing their time. I overheard all their conversations and strived to join but all of them said to me to just relax and take some deep breath…
The next moment, I was given a dextrosed and bring me to a private room..I hate to be confined in a hospital but there was no strength for me to refused..I even cannot explain well what I’d like to say.. It’s been almost a month since I had a <b>cerebrovascular accident (cva) </b>or in layman’s term- a stroke. It came very sudden.
So today, I am recuperating from that fateful stroke together with the prayers of my closest family, friends and office mates. My youngest grandson kept on saying (I don’t know if he’s asking or telling me) “gumaling ka na”.