Say It Isn't So

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I woke up the other morning with the pins and needles sensation running through my entire right side. It was concerning, but I was able to rule out stroke right away. This happened before, 15 years ago. At the time it was one of the episodes that led to my diagnosis, along with a couple of episodes of sudden blindness in one eye. So I have been here before, but I don't remember how strange it felt. Like the dentist has shot up my right side with novocain. Walking is weird. My leg feels like a wooden stump. Going up the stairs is the usual easy; Coming down the stairs and I swear I even hear a thump. Spooky to say the least. The only thing giving me difficulty is picking up small things like pieces of paper with the fingers on my right hand. I cannot feel them. My toes still wiggle. My motor controls are functioning as normal. Prior to this, I had been bitten by several mosquitoes and fell ill with a mild flu. Also, I had been stressing about something, and I think that was the trigger. The stress is now gone, because this event has made my decision for me. I know this will fade away.
Now would be a good time to pinch me.

I write this, just for documentation.