I HAD A STROKE AT4;00 AM, SATURDAY 1-11-14

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TISSUE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR WORKS. 

I WOKE UP IN THE DARK.  I REACHED FOR MY SMALL ALARM CLOCK TO PRESS THE LIGHT.  MY LEFT HAND WOULD NOT WORK. I WENT TO PEE AND COULD NOT HOLD MY DICK WITH MY PREFERRED PEEING HAND, THE LEFT HAND,  WHAT NOW?  I WALKED TO THE KITCHEN AND TOOK THE “WHAT-TO-DO IF-YOU-ARE HAVING-A-STROKE REFRIGERATOR MAGNET  OFF THFRIDGE.  I RETURNED TO THE BEDROOM, WOKE VICTORIA, SHOWED HER THE  MAGNET AND POINTED TO MY CHEST.  HER EYES GOT BIG. NOT ONE WORD NEEDED TO BE SPOKEN.    SHE CALLED 911.  I WAS IN SOME ZONE WHILE WE WAITED.  A FIREMAN GUY WALKED ME DOWN THE STAIRS. THEY DROVE VERY FAST.  A NEUROLOGIST FROM INTERCOASTAL MEDICAL GROUP WAS IN THE TREATMENT ROOM WAITING.  INTERCOASTAL PROVIDES MY CARE.   THE NEUROLOGIST SAID, ‘YOU ARE STILL IN THE CLOT-BUSTER WINDOW.  IF WE GIVE YOU THE BOLUS NOW, CHANCES ARE THAT YOU WILL REGAIN ALL FUNCTION.  HE MOTIONED FOR VICTORIA TO COME OVER.  ‘IT COULD KILL HIM.  THAT IS A POSSIBILITY. SMALL, BUT POSSIBLE.’ 

I SAID, ‘DO IT.’  VICTORIA AGREED.  WITHIN SECONDS, IT SEEMED, TPA WAS ENTERING A VEIN.  30 MINUTES LATER, I COULD MOVE MY LEFT ARM.  WE ARE 7 DAYS OUT.  I WALK OKAY.  I AM WEAK AND TIRED. ,MY VOICE IS WEAK AND SOME VOWELS SOUND DIFFERENT.  MORE LATER.JAY PEE 

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Pharmacy Gal  •  Jan 17, 2014 @7:17 pm

    So sorry to hear about the stroke. Praying for you and Victoria. God bless. Get well soon.

  2. Whistleblower  •  Jan 17, 2014 @8:45 pm

    Wishing you a speedy and full recovery….our prayers are with you both.

    Joe

  3. broncofan7  •  Jan 17, 2014 @9:46 pm

    Sorry to hear that Mr. Plagakis. Best wishes on a swift and complete recovery!

  4. prickly pharmacist  •  Jan 18, 2014 @6:56 am

    Oh Nooooooo! Wishing you all the best. Stay positive.

  5. bcmigal  •  Jan 18, 2014 @10:51 am

    holy cow…..please get better…..

  6. Bluetowelboy  •  Jan 18, 2014 @12:56 pm

    Get Better soon! We miss you!

  7. Cathy Lane RPh  •  Jan 18, 2014 @8:45 pm

    Take the time you need to recover, Jay. We’ll be here. God bless.

  8. Rick Sadekoski  •  Jan 19, 2014 @7:37 am

    Get well soon!

  9. A tech  •  Jan 19, 2014 @3:19 pm

    Wishing you the speediest of recoveries!

  10. RPhInMichigan  •  Jan 19, 2014 @6:38 pm

    Hey JP you get better soon! We’re all pulling for you!

  11. mary  •  Jan 20, 2014 @2:10 pm

    me too mr p but i did not get tpa. i was only 50. i told the hospital i was having a stroke. they made me sit in er, said hypertensive crisis! labetolol. hours later neurologist confirmed stroke. left side hemiparesis after 11 years. wish our hospital in san antonio was as good as yours!

  12. as  •  Jan 20, 2014 @9:38 pm

    Just came to your site for some motivation, and saw this. Hope you heal up soon JP.

  13. AJ  •  Jan 21, 2014 @8:17 am

    Praying for a speedy recovery JP.

  14. Peon  •  Jan 28, 2014 @6:19 pm

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. The odds are very good. You got the care you needed just in time.

  15. Phil  •  Feb 6, 2014 @9:18 pm

    I wish you a speedy recovery. First time I have read about it. Did you have any risk factors ? Keep us posted on your recovery!

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