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‘I was fit, healthy and 29 years old – then I had a stroke’ – SBS News

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020

‘I was fit, healthy and 29 years old – then I had a stroke’ – SBS News

An hour after surgery to remove the AVM Source: Supplied

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n March 2019, I was at my fittest preparing to run my first half marathon at the end of the month. I was 29-years-old and a mother of two young children, aged one and three. Life was great but I had no idea what was around the corner.

Sunday March 3rd was the day my life changed forever. I was at home alone with my two children when I unintentionally dropped my phone, quite forcefully, on the kitchen bench. The screen went black. Instantly, my heart rate increased, and I felt an intense headache on my left side as I tried to remember the last time my phone had been backed up. Thankfully, my phone turned back on and as I walked away from the bench to take some paracetamol to help with the pain, I noticed that my right foot/leg felt tingling, like pins and needles. I knew something wasn’t right, so I sat down on the kitchen floor with my three-year-old son. Quickly I realised that I couldn’t feel or move my right leg.

Click here to read full article https://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/i-was-fit-healthy-and-29-years-old-then-i-had-a-stroke

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