I was only 23 when I found myself in the Minneapolis airport unable to pull my suitcase and slurring my speech. I remember the nice flight attendant helping me get my bag on the plane. And while I’m sure she assumed I was drunk since I was a little unstable on my feet and slurring my speech, I hadn’t had anything to drink. I had no idea what was wrong with me. I was scared out of my mind and my slurred speech made it hard to articulate what was going on. I would later find out that I had experienced a mini-stroke. I was shocked!! I thought strokes were for old people, not young healthy people just out of college. The reality is strokes can happen to anyone at any age. That’s why I think it’s so important to share these stroke symptoms & stroke warning signs with you!
This post has been sponsored by American Stroke Association in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand.
Did you know that someone has a stroke every 2 seconds? Or did you know that 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime? While a stroke is treatable, your best chances happen when you act FAST and call 911.
Stroke Symptoms Stroke Warning Signs You Should Know
Here’s a little acronym to help you remember:
F- Face Drooping
T-Time to Call 911
Check out the video below to make it even easier to remember this acronym. Watching this video could actually save a life. I know it sounds dramatic, but the truth is that recognizing and treating a stroke quickly makes a huge difference in recovery. The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover!
Recognize the signs and act FAST!
World Stroke Day is October 29th. Check out StrokeAssociation.org to learn more and remember the faster you act, the faster they recover.