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A Violent Stroke, Almost Losing My Grandmother, and How It Affected My Family

Updated on May 30, 2018

The Beginning of the Near End

Have you ever thought to yourself, or even told someone, "nothing is wrong with my family. We are very happy and healthy, and we live a healthy life." Don't lie to yourself about these things because everyone has somebody in their families that is struggling with a health issue whether it's cancer, diabetes, or even high blood pressure.

Yes, I said it, High Blood Pressure. What I mean by this is that I so have somebody in my family that has struggled with this for the majority of their life, my grandmother.

About 10 to 15 years ago I almost lost my grandmother to a stroke. She was on stage at a church that my grandpa was supposed to speak at singing and then all of a sudden she started slurring the lyrics to the song that she was singing. From there her face started drooping and she started turning a pale almost gray kind of color. Anyways, my grandpa came and pulled her off stage and pulled her into a back office at the church they were at and she almost immediately after he took her to this back office, passed out.

She was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital from this church, and the doctor looked at my grandpa and told him, "I can't promise that she will make it our of this alive. I have had thousands of cases and her's is the worst I have ever had. To be honest, she might day within a week."

my grandpa is a very patient man. I had NEVER EVER in my life seen my grandpa angry, or yell, or do anything to lose self-control, but right at this moment when the doctor told him this news he completely lost it. Basically, he looked at him and told him, "I'm going to tell you this once, and I am only going to tell you this once. No doctor is going to determine whether my wife is going to live or die. Only God is going to determine whether he wants to help her get through this storm, or come and take her home," and my mouth just dropped wide open.

My grandmother before her stroke

My grandmother made two records before her stroke, but due to the her mentality from her stroke she has not been able to work on anymore projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Spa7zB6K8 Here is her singing for you guys.
My grandmother made two records before her stroke, but due to the her mentality from her stroke she has not been able to work on anymore projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Spa7zB6K8 Here is her singing for you guys. | Source

Unrelieved stress affects almost every function of the body, causing insomnia, high blood pressure, constipation, depression, and assortment of anxiety-driven aches and pains.

— Pamela Peeke

12 Things that cause High Blood Pressure

  1. Smoking
  2. Being overweight or obese
  3. Lack of physical activity
  4. Too much salt in the diet
  5. Too much alcohol consumption (More than 1 to 2 drinks a day)
  6. Stress
  7. Older age
  8. Genetics
  9. Family history of High Blood Pressure
  10. Chronic kidney disease
  11. Adrenal and thyroid disorders
  12. Sleep Apnea

excercize to be fit, not skinny. Eat to nourish your body. Ignore the haters, doubters, and unhealthy examples that were part of your life. You are worth more than you realize.

— www.hippoquotes.com

10 Ways to Avoid High Blood Pressure

  1. Lose extra weight and watch your waistline
  2. Excercize regularly
  3. Eat a healthy diet
  4. Reduce sodium in your diet
  5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
  6. Quit smoking
  7. Cut back on caffeine
  8. Reduce your stress
  9. Monitor your Blood pressure and see your doctor regularly
  10. Get support

Table of Contents

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The Beginning of the Near End
12 Things that Cause High Blood Pressure
My Grandma Before her Stroke
My Eaxperiences With Stress
10 Ways to Avoid High Blood Pressure
The Way it Affected my Mom
7 Traumatic Situations My Grandmother Had to Go Thorugh in Order to Fully Recover
7 Traumatic Things that my Grandma Had to go Through in order to Fully Recover
My Grandma Nearly 15 Years After Her Stroke

The way it Affected my Mom

Florida 2015: I know my mom didn't really show her emotions or even let them out because I was so young, but I knew how she felt. I mean, she was about to lose her own mother, and that had to feel lonely.
Florida 2015: I know my mom didn't really show her emotions or even let them out because I was so young, but I knew how she felt. I mean, she was about to lose her own mother, and that had to feel lonely.

Having at least one "lazy day" per week can help reduce stress, high blood pressure, and stroke.

— Witty Quote

My Experiences with Stress

I myself am not the most perfect human being. This past year has caused me so much stress. From getting ready to graduate, to planning a huge graduation party, to a job, to getting ready for finals, I have just come to a point where I am so over school because I get so stressed out all the time.

Because of this, I have caused myself to have my own health issues, which I will talk about another time, but I have had frequent headaches and chest pains, which can definitely be a harmful situation, so what I've had to was learn to cope with it by practicing meditation at least once a week for 15 minutes with the app Headspace, and this has helped reduce my stress tremendously, so I would recommend trying it out if you struggle with stress like I do.

My grandma nearly 15 years after her stroke

Christmas 2017: My grandma did not have it easy after her stroke. If you read on I will tell you some of the traumatic experiences that she's had to go through in order to get herself where she is today, the happier, healthier version of herself.
Christmas 2017: My grandma did not have it easy after her stroke. If you read on I will tell you some of the traumatic experiences that she's had to go through in order to get herself where she is today, the happier, healthier version of herself.

7 Traumatic situations my grandmother had to go through in order to fully recover

  1. 40 days and 40 nights in a coma.
  2. A tube in her throat in order to speak
  3. Transferring to a home with the lack of professional care
  4. The most painful physical therapy a woman could ever experience
  5. Taken out of professional care by my grandfather due to the lack of professional care.
  6. Paralyzed from her head down on the left side of her body.
  7. Back home in the loving arms of my grandfather, her closest friends and family where she is loved and cared for.

This woman is a living, breathing miracle. I don't know anybody who is as strong, or even has as much power to fight for their own life like this woman did. she isn't going anywhere anytime soon. If she does we're all pretty much going with her (and her jokes too). I seriously do not know anyone who can come to a near death experience like she has and still fight for their own life in the way that this woman has. I am extremely grateful to this day for all that God has done to heal her body and bring peace into her life so that I can live to see my grandma watch me grow, and learn from stupid mistakes I've made, and to even watch me graduate in the next few days. I love this woman to death and I am so grateful that I did not lose her at such a young age.

If you or someone you know has this deadly disease of high blood pressure please do not be afraid to share this article with them so that they know what steps to take in order to avoid having a stroke.


If you or someone you know has had a stroke or currently has a loved one struggling from a deadly stroke, please don't be afraid to talk to reach out to me in the comment section below because you are not the only one who has or is struggling with this even if it may seem like it. Let's all help each other out and be their for each other because I know what it's like to hurt physically and emotionally, and it's not fun, so please feel free to reach out because you are not alone.




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