I wanted to give an update on my recovery. My stroke occurred June 7, 2017. My recovery has been great. I still have slight dizzy spells if I move certain ways. The Neurologist said that was probably due to the restricted blood flow to the cerebellum and would not go away. It is very minor. Stairs still give me pause. I just make sure I pay attention when going up or down and use hand rails.
Last Friday evening I was feeling great. When I started to go up stairs as soon as I took the first step up it felt like I was standing still and the house moved around me. It was extremely weird and nothing like I have ever felt. Each step was the same. I had to hold on to the handrail with both hands and take it one step at a time to make it up. After I made it up I sat down and had a drink and it went away. The rest of the evening and the next day I was fine. However, as evening came we were going to dinner with friends. I stood up form the chair and it was back. Stairs were the same. I had to hold on with both hands and take them one at a time. It wasn't like the room was spinning. It was like being in an earthquake.
My husband took me to the emergency room and they admitted me. Frankly I was embarrassed to go there. The symptoms eased up while in the ER until they were gone. I felt it was probably just sinuses. They all told us we were absolutely correct in coming in to be checked. I was put on the telemetry unit and had a battery of tests, a cat scan, an Echo Cardiogram, EEG, BARP, two MRI's and and MR/A.
It was vertigo, probably caused by a crystal attaching to a hair in my inner ear. However, what I was on cloud nine about, was the scans were compared to my previous scans and nothing had changed. My heart was great and there had been no other issues with my cerebellar, or any other part of my brain.
All of the doctors, and medical staff assured us that it was the correct call to come to the ER when this occurred. They also said in the future should I have another event like this, I should go to the ER immediately to get it checked. As one pointed out, I have multiple sinuses but only one brain.
So anyway, that was the excitement last weekend. I just thought I would pass on my experiences.