February 28, 2023

A Stroke of Luck

By David D.

On the evening of Feb 16th of 2023, I had a cerebellar infarct. Not to worry, I’m doing well and should have no long-term effects, but it does mean some changes to my life.

What is that?

A cerebellar infarct is a type of stroke that affects the cerebellum, which is the part of the brain responsible for coordination, balance, and fine motor control. Cerebellar strokes occur when blood flow to the cerebellum is disrupted, either by a blockage in a blood vessel or by bleeding in the brain.

My symptoms included:

  • Sudden loss of balance or coordination
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache

If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Prompt treatment can help to minimize the damage caused by a stroke and improve the chances of recovery.

I was incredibly lucky and have had no on-going or significant life-altering symptoms. The best way I can describe it is that moving through the world feels different, since my sense of balance has been forever altered. I’m doing twice weekly rehabilitation therapy to become more accustomed to this change.

I’m also taking a host of new medication to help prevent this from happening again.

The Community Professional Live stream will be on a small hiatus while I get my new “normal” worked out.

I appreciate all of you and will be back soon.

David D.
David D.

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