Annapolis Md Homes and More: Know The Warning Signs of a Stroke...Last Night I Am Glad I Did

Know The Warning Signs of a Stroke...Last Night I Am Glad I Did

Know The Warning Signs Of A Stroke...You Could Save A Loved One's Life...
Last Night I Did


Saturday started out beautifully. A normal day, when I am not showing property, of some honey do lists for us both, phone calls for me, etc and then it was time to get ready for our trek across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to my oldest daughters for a cookout that afternoon. That is when I noticed my husband seemed Know the signs of a strokequieter than normal. He seemed himself at the cookout so I did not think anymore about it.

That evening, a few hours after we returned home, he said to me his arm felt numb. I asked if he had been leaning on it and maybe it went to sleep. He didn't think so. When he went to stand up and walk he was very dizzy and then I noticed he was not speaking too clearly. He wanted to go lay down. Just as quickly as he was feeling bad he started to feel better but I called 911 anyway.

Today at the hospital I was told he had a mini stroke called a transient ischemic attack or TIA. This is a warning type of stroke that is telling you something is wrong somewhere. A clot or blockage has formed and needs to be fixed. For Jim it was his carotid artery on the left side of his neck. He will be seeing a vascular surgeon about correcting the problem upon his release from the hospital.

Jim had three of the five symtoms of a stroke and though this was a mini stroke with no lasting damage it could have been a full blown stroke where brain damage occurred. the warning signs are the same for both.

It is so important to remember that no matter how short the symptoms last or how few of the symptoms someone has it is important to call 911. If I had not we would have never known that his carotid artery was blocked and the next attack could have been a full blown stroke with lasting damage.

To learn all about heart disease visit the American Heart Association.

You could save a loved ones life...I did  



About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions. 


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Comment balloon 74 commentsMartha Brown • May 13 2012 07:02PM


Martha,  So glad you called 911.  When the warning signs are ignored we are likely to face serious, irreversible issues.  I hope your husband gets the help he needs and is back feeling great again soon.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 8 years ago

Its good that you were able to recognize the signs and take some precautionary steps.  Probably prevented more serious damage.  

Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) about 8 years ago


It is so great that you knew the warning signs.  Everyone should know those signs.  If someone shows any of the signs they should immediately call 911.  Don wait to see if things get better, call 911 immediately.  One of my colleagues emailed my entire office staff this information.  I hope your husband is well.  He is lucky you were there to act quickly.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) about 8 years ago

Martha, I echo everything that has been said so far.  Your husband is so fortunate that you were there... and that you knew enough to call 911.  Good for you !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 8 years ago


Clearly you reacted the right way and promptly. The danger signs for stroke can be rather subtle - my Mother had one a few years ago. Getrting help right away is essential to prevent more significant damage. Better to call 911 and find out the problem is less serious than not respond right away.

Hope he is doing well!!

Will you still be doing dinner in Annapolis?


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) about 8 years ago

Martha, I am SO glad to hear it was "just" a mini stroke and sincerely hope the blockage will be resolved quickly. Wishing your husband a speedy recovery! Thanks for the link, I just read up on it!

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) about 8 years ago

I went through this with my dad.  I waas not there and he ignored the signs and is now paralized.  DON'T take chances!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 8 years ago
What a great thing you did instead of second guessing the signs. Your an angel sent from above. May you enjoy your husbands health for many years.
Posted by Sherry Chastain, Realtor, Selling Homes, Lake Properties,Luxury Homes,Short Sales (Hendersonville, Nashville, Old Hickory, Lebanon Tennessee) about 8 years ago

Martha, I am so thankful that your husband is doing well.  Thank you for this wake up post.  We all need to be reminded of the symptoms of a stroke.  Take care of each other.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) about 8 years ago

Martha - It's great that you knew the signs to look for and were able to help your husband as a result.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 8 years ago

Martha - I think you acted very well. Sometimes we all try to wait and see if the pain or strange feeling disappears. I followed the link and read some of the signs and symptoms, and learned a lot.

Best of luck to you, guys

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 8 years ago


So sorry to hear this. I'm glad you acted quickly and successfully.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 8 years ago

I echo everything that has been stated so far. God is great and greatly to be praised.

Posted by Robert Rucker III about 8 years ago

Good morning, Martha..... thank God you knew the signs..... hope all will be well for your husband now that they found the blockage.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 8 years ago

Thankfully you put two and two together.  Glad to see it turned out okay and best wishes moving forward.

Posted by John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast (RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC) about 8 years ago

Martha, Thanks for the post. Your presence of mind saved your husband.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 8 years ago

Thank goodness he's doing well - and that you had the foresight to call 911! Great reminder to everyone!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) about 8 years ago

Early detection is everything with health issues....all the best healing wishes and comfort to you both.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 8 years ago

It's so good you knew what to do, and do it quickly.  A stroke, which used to be so deadly doesn't have to be anymore because the sooner you recognize the signs, call 911, and get help over ASAP.  The reason is because there are special medicines that can be given to help make the stroke less.

 Best of luck to you and your husband!

Posted by Eric Estate (JB Goodwin) about 8 years ago

Good morning Martha,

Thank goodness you took the right steps and called wishes for a smooth procedure for your husband and a speedy recovery!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 8 years ago

Good think you guys were cautious. I hope everything turns out well, and wish your husband a speedy recovery!

Posted by Donald Reich (Prudential Centennial) about 8 years ago

Good thing you knew the signs and caught it.

I hope your husband has a speed recovery.

Posted by Keith Lawrence, ABR, CDPE, SFR, 203K Specialist (Christie's International) about 8 years ago

Thanks for this information.  We may need it at any time.

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) about 8 years ago

Martha, thanks for posting your experience.  It may help save someone's quality of life.  Another tip: take advantage of LifeLine Screening when it comes to your neighborhood.  They found something that saved me from a stroke.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 8 years ago

Thanks for the reminder.  Glad that things were caught ahead of time and that your husband is in good hands.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 8 years ago

Glad things are well with him.  At times like this fear and pride can keep us from calling 911-- glad you did not wait!! We all need to be more aware of our helath issues.

Posted by Martha Givens, Stress Free Real Estate!!! (Century 21 Brandt Wright Realty, Inc) about 8 years ago


This is truly a matter of life and death. Thanks for bringing it to our attention and I will pray for a speedy and successful recovery for your husband!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 8 years ago

You are lucky that you were able to get him some help . 

When I was trained as a first responder in a past life living inside an oil rig. .

we were told. 




that is a sure test to find out if someone had a stroke.

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) about 8 years ago

Martha: This is some good Info for all,Thank You,and keep up the good work and good luck in 2012,  E

Posted by Ed & Tracy Oliva, The Oliva Team Arizona Agents (West USA Realty - Arizona) about 8 years ago

Happened to a friend at our house just a few months back.  In fact, we're seeing them for the first time next Monday. I'm so glad you knew what to do and did it.  Hope everything is okay. 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 8 years ago

OMG!!!  Thank goodness you called 911!  I hope he has a speedy recovery.  Also, thanks for sharing.  You never know when one might be faced with the same dilemna, symptoms, etc.  Its better to be safe than sorry.

Posted by Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey (Lattimer Realty) about 8 years ago

Wow. Even a mini stroke is a scary thought.  It pays to never dismiss anything when it's out of the ordinary. So glad he's alright and this is a wake up call for us all.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) about 8 years ago


Those first few hours are so important!  Brilliant that you listened to your gut and called 911.  With the right meds at the right time it's a whole lot better outcome. 

We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) about 8 years ago

Martha, this could have been a lot worse. Good thing you didn't take any chances. Hope your Husband is doing well.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA about 8 years ago

So glad that you posted this.  It is such great information for us all to know.


Ginger Harper

Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) about 8 years ago

Kathleen- Things could have been much worse if it had been an actual stroke. No need taking chances. Thanks for the good wishes.

Jeanne and Ralph- Thats how I feel. You just never know.

Evelyn- As much as a person may want to think its something else its better to be safe than sorry. He is doing fine and thank you for your concern

Karen Ann- Jim has a history of heart disease so not calling 911 is not an option for me. :0)

Jeff- I agree, better safe than sorry as many times the after effects of a stroke are not reversible. And yes I will be there!!

Andrea- Me too. There is a huge difference in possible outcome. Thank you for your wishes.

William- So sorry to hear about your Dad. I have known of many of the same outcomes. Do not ignore is so important.

Sherry- Thank you and thats my plan. :0)

 Sharon- You are so very welcome. Every now and then life gives us a wake up call and this was certainly one of those times.

Christine- Yes it is. I put it up there with knowing CPR. Both are important to know and heed.



Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) about 8 years ago

It's never smart to ignore signs like that.


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Glad your husband will be fine. When someone is having a stroke even a mini one, their capacity to recognize the condition is greatly diminished. Thanks for the reminder

Posted by Leslie Godbold, Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living" (WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio) about 8 years ago

Very important to know these symptoms.  Praying that all goes well for his upcoming surgery and recovery!  Thanks for posting this important information.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) about 8 years ago

Fortunately for you and your husband your sense were right and a major catastrophe was avoided. Hope his recovery is complete and there are no after effects

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 8 years ago

Jon- Isnt that the truth!! These kind of warnings are not something to be left up to chance.

Richard- Thanks. He is on the road to recovery and that is good news to me.

Robert- Yes he his. :0)

Valerie- yes, yes! Know the signs and then act!!

Barbara- Thank you. We all need to know the signs and pay attention.

John- I am glad too!! Thanks for the wishes

Gita- You are welcome. It is important to know the signs

Wayne and Jean Marie- Yes I am thankful too. Love when that happens. :0)

Sally & david- and that is exactly what this mini stroke was, an early detection event. Thankfully it was not ignored. Thanks for the wishes

Eric- That is true but even the meds will not stop all the damage yet can make the difference from a limp when one walks instead of paralysis etc. The signs are not to be ignored for sure

Dale- You think?? LOL. Men do tend to shrug things off and the idea of spending time in a hospital when one has so much to do is not inviting for sure. But like I told hubby, better to be down 2 -3 days then a lifetime.

Lisa- Thank you so very much. we are feeling very positive.






Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) about 8 years ago

Martha, thanks for the information.  It is wonderful that you were able to get this taken care of so quickly.  

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) about 8 years ago

Goodness Martha -so glad you knew the signs and that your husband is ok.  Hope it goes well when he visits the vascular surgeon.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) about 8 years ago


Thank God you did what you did quickly!

My father had a stroke and spent years after that trying to recover, but never quite made it.

He's gone now.

You just reminded me, I am going to blog about this myself and get the word out.

Thanks SO much for putting this together.

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) about 8 years ago

Glad things worked out for your family. God bless!

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) about 8 years ago

I watched my mom have a stroke several years ago.  Scariest thing I ever experienced!  She recovered and lived another 13 years-smoking like a chimney every step of the way.  Your health cannot be replaced.  As I get older, I realize this so much more!

Posted by Jeanne Gregory, The most important home I sell is YOURS! (RE/MAX Southwest) about 8 years ago

Martha -- With a stroke, it is vitally important that the person exhibiting signs get immediate medical attention. Your husband is lucky to have you.

I have been taught the following:

  • S - Ask the individual to SMILE.

  • T - Ask the person to TALK to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (coherently)

  • R - Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
    NOTE:  Also ask the person to 'stick' out his/her tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', or if it goes to one side or the other,  that is also an indication of a stroke.

Remember these by remembering the first three letters of STROKE -- STR

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Thanks Donald- Everything is moving along nicely. :0)

Keith- I am thankful too and thank you for the good wishes

Barbara- You are so very welcome. You just never know when that time will be.

Brian- I asked about that in the hospital an was tols it was not something offered and they believe because insurance does not recognize it to cover. Go figure. Will be checking it out though.

Joan- Me too. We just never know what each day will bring us do we?

martha- Fear and pride can get in the way for sure and its so, so important to get past that

Richard- It certainly is not something to take lightly thats for sure. Thanks for your warm wishes.

Fernando- The nurses and doctors at the hospital have had him do that at least a dozen times since he has been there. Even the paramedics asked him too.

Ed and Tracy- I am glad that it has made an impact and thanks for the wishes

Tammy- No fun is it? Hopefully your friend is doing well and thank you for your wishes

Gina- exactly. Better safe than sorry.

Charita- Yes. a mini stroke though not as serious is a warning that something worse is on its way. o not ignore for sure

Michelle- Thanks for your wishes. It is so important to react promptly.

Michael- It certainly could have. Since the signs of a true stroke and a TIA are the same it pays to pay attention and react quickly

Ginger- You are very welcome.




Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) about 8 years ago

I ran into something similar a while back.  A gentleman I knew well, who suddenly found himself unable to "speak"... he was frustrated, upset and confused, but otherwise seemed fine.  We called 911 who sent an ambulance, and brought him to the ER...

The doctors put him through a full series of tests... all the while he couldn't speak a single word.  As the doctor was standing in the room, writing notes in his chart, suddenly he said out loud "Well, THAT was weird"... and his speech had returned... a full 2.5 hours after the initial problem presented.

That was when I first learned what a T.I.A. was.  That WAS weird.  Otherwise he's been fine, and has shown no ongoing symptoms of a stroke.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) about 8 years ago

Martha, excellent reminder on the five stroke symptoms, and glad you jumped on it with 9-1-1.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 8 years ago

Eating right and exercising is not just hype. Over the years, if you do not invest in this, the body will notify you one day that it is having problems...Some notifications come with warning, some don't...good post here

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 8 years ago

How frightening!  Thank goodness your husband spoke to you about the symptoms he was feeling.  Then, your quick response by calling '911' was crucial.  Glad to hear he received the immediate medical attention he needed.  And, a good reminder for us all not to ignore the warning signs.  Thanks, Martha!

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) about 8 years ago

This is definitely an informative post for all of us to read and remember, you think these things won't happen to you or a loved one, but being aware and acting accordingly is the difference maker in these situations.  Thank goodness you caught it early.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Heck, I live alone.  Unless I train my Molly dog to notice the signs, I better take accurate note myself.  The warning signs aren't only for others to notice them.  We can certainly help ourselves too.  Great reminder and Martha I'm sorry you had to go through that on Mother's Day.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) about 8 years ago

Glad you acted quickly. Soooo..critical in this situation.

My mother (89 yrs old) was smart enough 5 weeks ago to call my sister at 3:00 a.m. to say she woke up wobbly on her feet and disoriented. My sister also called 911 immediately and went to her apartment. In her case, she had a blood clot in her eye! (There is such a thing as an eye stroke I've learned). She is in rehab, and her walking, memory/speech has been affected. Amazing that in one week, someone can go from walking around Walmart for 2 hours (with a walker though), and next week she is in wheelchair being helped up and with speech/memory person. She is also acting angry and lashing out..a result of radical change.

Soooo...if anyone senses someone is "just off"..and its not because of too much wine..better air on the side of caution. Better for a doctor to say..its nothing..than the alternative.

Posted by Barbara Bartell-Kamp, Westchester County NY Rentals, Condos, Coops, Home (Keller Williams NY Realty) about 8 years ago

That's some pretty scary stuff.  Glad you were educated and did the right thing.                                                                

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) about 8 years ago

Good post and hoping for a complete recovery.


Posted by Anthony Daniels, SF Bay Area REO Specialist (Coldwell Banker) about 8 years ago

First of all, I am glad that Jim is okay.  Secondly, you will have a laugh when I tell you the story of my mother-in-law's TIA that happened the minute I meet her.  That's an in person story.  Remind me Thursday.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 8 years ago

Wow, scary stuff. I heard they have a way of checking that with an ultrasoud now on the neck to see if one of those are in your future. Think I might have a look. Glad it was an early sign, and you decided to call 911 regardless of Jim feeling better.

Posted by David W. Hughes, Designated Broker at Home Realtors of Idaho (Home Realtors 208-870-5133) about 8 years ago

Martha,  Yikes !  That was too close fro comfort.  Great job of trusting your gut !!!  Well done !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) about 8 years ago

Hi Martha, good outcome all around because you were knowledgeble. Very lucky and make sure he follows up!

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) about 8 years ago

Thanks goodness you knew how to react and did quickly -- all  the best.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) about 8 years ago

Wow!  Thanks for sharing your scarry experience.  I appreciate the inside info.  I think it will never happen to me and that's exactly when it does.

Posted by Barb Merrill, GRI, Associate Broker (Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC) about 8 years ago

Matha,  I am so glad everything turned out for the best.  What a terrible experience.  Luckily you were on top of it and called 911.  Hope Jim is doing better.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) about 8 years ago

Lenn- so true, so very very true

Leslie- His first reactions was for me not to call that he would be ok if he could just lie down. They have idea how to react.

paula- thank you so much and you are very welcome.

Ed- so far so good with the after affects. :0) Thanks for the concern

Mike-yes it was. With a hubby with past heart disease I do not play around

Stacey Ann- His appointment is tomorrow so we will know what the next step will be.

ralph- so sorry about your Dad. It is a hard road to travel when someone carries the after affects.

Doug- Thank you so much

jeanne- she and you are so lucky she had another 13 years and the stroke was not extensive. And yes it is scary.

Barbara- What a great way to remember. Thnk you

Alan- Crazy isn't it? A TIA stroke can affect people in many different ways. So glad he is doing well.

Gary- thanks so much. they are easy to remember and a must to pay attention to.

Rich- I agree. It is very important to pay attention to taking care of our bodies. I am still learning how myself.

Carie- The planets lined up perfectly that evening and everything turned out well. I am so thankful.

Morgan- Thank goodness for sure. Things happen so quickly so it is important you know the signs.

carla- You, my dear, need to be even more aware of what your body is telling you and to react quickly. As for Mothers Day....knowing he was ok was the greatest Mothers Day present I could have asked for. :0)

Barbara- so sorry about your Mom. My prayers are with you and her

Christianson Team- Thank you

Thanks Anthony

Chris Ann- Cant wait to hear that story Thursay. :0)

Homerealtors of idaho- That is exactly what they used to find it.

Bill- Yes it was and thank you. I am relieved for sure.

Sandy- His appointment with the vascular surgeon is tomorrow. We are wasting no time.

Benjamin Realty- Thank you

barb- Exactly and it happens so quick. Stay alert.

Belinda- I am so gald I did. Jim is doing better thank you.  








Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) about 8 years ago

I've heard these before, but it's nice to get the reminder. The thing about a stroke is the faster you get help, the better the pronosis so this info is critical. thanks for sharing. Glad Jim seems to be recovering.


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Martha, your husband is a very lucky many to have you!  And thanks for this important post.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) about 8 years ago

Thank Goodness that you were with your husband when this happened, and that you knew to call 911.  These mini-strokes can be much more serious if not treated quickly.  Thank you for sharing your story with us, as likely you will have saved another person's life by doing so.

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) about 8 years ago

Martha, regarding LifeLine Screening, it was indeed not covered by insurance.  Still, at $150 for 5 tests, it was cheaper than the deductibles of many insurance programs.  And they found something I didn't know about, in time to prevent a stroke.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 8 years ago

Thanks for the great information, I hope that I will never need it, it will be good to have if it is needed.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 8 years ago
Martha, thank goodness for your ability to spot the irregularities and calling for help. I hope your husband will get the treatment that he needs and has no other occurrences.
Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 8 years ago

Oh my Martha, that goodness you did what you did as all it too often we'd blow it off never thinking such a thing could happen to us. Glad to hear your husband is okay.

Posted by Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida (eXp Realty) about 8 years ago

Martha, Thinking about both of you. Hope you are both doing well. Will try to call you this week.


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 8 years ago

Martha ~ I'm glad Jim has you by his side. It really is easy to overlook signs that, in hindsight, are so clear. Good job and thanks for reminding us all of the signs. I'll be keeping you both in my prayers.

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) about 8 years ago