A sudden loss of brain function caused by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel to the brain, characterized by loss of muscular control, diminution or loss of sensation or consciousness, dizziness, slurred speech, or other symptoms that vary with the extent and severity of the damage to the brain. Also called cerebral accident, cerebrovascular accident.
Heart and Stroke Foundation - STROKE
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My Dad had a stroke late Tuesday night. His right side is affected, and his speech is impaired. He will be in hospital for several weeks, then will go to the NS Rehabilitation Centre for several more.
This is a copy of photo I took of my Dad many years ago. It is one of my favourites.
Numb with overwhelming sadness and fear on the East Coast.