If you’re like many women, chances are you go to great lengths not to burden those around you. But the signs of stroke demand immediate attention.
Ten days after Tamika Quinn‘s daughter Sequoia was born, she woke up with an excruciating headache. Her regular doctor wasn’t available so she went to an urgent care clinic where she was given painkillers and medication for high blood pressure. The pain intensified, so Tamika went to the ER where she was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic stroke, followed by a second stroke three days later.
It took her months to recover her ability to walk and speak again, and she continues to deal with long- and short-term memory loss and muscle control.