Many of you are still enjoying the last few hours of your Thanksgiving Holiday. However, I have a friend whose family did not have that luxury or pleasure this year. He was found unconscious on his living room floor having suffered a stroke.
No one, and I do mean - NO ONE - saw that coming. He has always been energetic, full of good humor. He was my go to guy for great jokes - and he kept piling them on via the internet. I don't know where he got them from, but he always managed to have something to cause you to laugh yourself silly.
Nevertheless, this wonderful friend is now on life support. And I and my prayer line, and our classmates have been in deep prayer for his full recovery 24/7 for the next 30 days.
And while I know that it is God, the Living Spirit Almighty, who has the final say, and we are all praying for His miracle, there is something that I must say at this point. We have to be about the business of taking better care of ourselves and each other. While my family has been blessed and there are no candidates or victims that I know of who have suffered from, or are prone to, stroke; it's still important to make sure you (we) are doing the right things to prevent this tragedy from happening, either to ourselves, or to someone we love.
So without becoming paranoid, hypochondriacal, or superstitious - I wanted to present some symptoms, and some preventatives that might be helpful for you or someone you love.
So, I'm starting off with the medical definition of a stroke: