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Juan F.

Best Shape of My Life
Best Shape of My Life


Best Shape of My Life

I'd had a recent workup to include aortic and carotid study, and all came back normal. I was cycling five miles a day, feeling great, then BAM—I suffered a stroke! The only risk factor I had was taking birth control pills and being in my early forties. I was in the best shape of my life, active and strong. Then it all came crashing down that day.

On November 19, 2008 my husband and I were visiting El Paso, Texas, recruiting for Covenant Medical Center. I felt a ringing in my ear, a loud noise in my right ear, and heat up my neck to my brain. I suddenly collapsed in a room full of emergency medicine physicians—one of them was my husband.

I could not speak or move. I could hear but could not communicate. I was rushed to the hospital and given thrombolytics. I have recovered but now have seizures induced by loud noises and strobe and flourescent lights.


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