...well kind of. Kidding.
I have a question. I know Rudee is a nurse and some of you have experience with your parents/grandparents/family concerning this, but I have to ask:
What constitutes a minor stroke? And how long does it take to recover from one? How long are you in the hospital for?
Also, what causes a stroke? Can it be smoking? [yes] Drinking excessively? Or obesity? I know that in some instances blood vessels in the brain can go haywire [I am so technical] and cause it, but this isn't the case here.
The reason I ask is because Pooldad's co-worker is in the hospital after fainting while walking her dog on Tuesday. It seems to have taken a day and a half to diagnose a stroke [does it really take that long?] and she will be out until Monday. [Can you get better from a mild stroke that fast?] She is absolutely A-Okay and will be fine.
Any advice, suggestions, answers will be happily accepted. I have never [thank goodness] experienced this within our family and the 'net is being vague with me, so I turn to you, my faithful tadpoles for your answers and experiences, if you care to share.
And I want to thank you all for cheering me up! I feel better today and will be back to my Skippyness soon. Promise. As soon as my tear ducts completely dry up from complete and utter overuse. [Which should occur around 2 pm today. HA!]