I am late. For NOPW, that is. It is never too late to talk about stroke in young people. People who have no idea that life is about to change. To really change.
Know the classic signs: Face, Arms, Speech and Time—remember the acronym FAST. But do me a favor and look at the National Stroke Association website for a list of symptoms for women.
Before I was hospitalized, I spent the evening being nauseated. Later, I became dizzy and my tongue became numb. Chris says my eyes were misaligned. They still are. I’ve heard other young women talk about similar symptoms.
The reason NOPW exists is to raise awareness of stroke in young people. So please know the symptoms, both FAST and those from the National Stroke Association.