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When My Husband Had a Stroke During the Early Days of the Pandemic

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One evening in April 2020, my husband, Doug, was rushed by ambulance to our local hospital with the symptoms of a stroke. On arrival he was given a CT scan which confirmed he had a large blood clot in the areas of the brain that control speech/language and the right side of his body.

The “clot-busting” medication TPA was immediately administered, and he was then transferred by ambulance to a larger hospital, where he underwent a thrombectomy procedure to remove the clot via a catheter inserted in his thigh.

You might think the middle of a global pandemic would be the worst time to have a life-threatening medical event, but actually the converse turned out to be true.

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