Canadian woman has a problem – level 3

04-07-2014 15:00

“April 2nd at 6:42 and the sensation is happening again.”

Quick-thinking Stacey Yepes from Canada filmed this video of herself whilst suffering symptoms of a stroke.

“It’s all tingly on left side…  on the left side.”

After doctors insisted she was suffering from stress and sent her away, Stacey recognised her partial face paralysis and numbness in her arm return as she was driving, so she pulled over and grabbed her phone.

“It happened this morning again.”

Stacey tries to lift her arm with difficulty and says she finds it hard to point at specific things like her nose.

“So, now I’m taking a picture for an example of what happens. My hand is hard to lift up. And to touch something, touch my nose.”

She also films herself following the advice of the doctors to simply breathe slowly in and out to manage stress, but the symptoms persist.

“The doctor said to breathe in, breathe out, manage your stress. And I’m trying. I don’t know why this is happening to me.”

After filming herself, Stacey visited a different hospital from her first visit and was told by doctors she was having a mini stroke.

Further tests confirmed that she had a small blockage in one of the arteries supplying her brain.

Difficult words: quick-thinking (to think very fast), stroke (when an artery is blocked), tingly (when part of your body tingles, you feel a slight stinging feeling), numbness (when you cannot feel part of the body).


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