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(Telegraph)   Grammy reporter gibberish may have been stroke on the air   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 272
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2011-02-14 12:24:24 PM  
Several years ago, a 28-year old nurse in my practice came out of the bathroom (after a BM) unable to speak. She was rushed to the ER where an MRI showed a small infarction (stroke) in her left frontal lobe. It turned out that she was taking a birth control pill and was a smoker, a combination of conditions which predisposes to formation of blood clots. On further testing, she was found to have a blood clot in her right calf. Normally if it were to travel, it would end up in the lung, causing a what's known as a pulmonary embolism. In this case, she was found to have a small hole between the upper chambers of her heart (the atria) which allowed the blood clot to travel from the right to the left side of her heart and then to the arterial circulation up to the brain. This is known as a paradoxical embolism. The reason I mentioned the BM is that you do what's known as a Valsalva maneuver during defecation which increases intra-abdominal pressure. This forced the clot through hole in her heart (known as a patent foramen ovale). She recovered fully after stopping the birth control pill and quitting smoking. Several months later, the hole was closed by a catheter placed in the femoral artery in the groin and threaded up to the heart. Sorry for the anatomy and physiology lesson but I thought you Farkers would find it interesting.
 
2011-02-14 12:25:22 PM  
In all seriousness, I really do hope it wasn't serious, and that she makes a full recovery
 
2011-02-14 12:27:02 PM  
Interesting insights into the subjective experience of having a stroke in this TED talk. (18:42)
 
2011-02-14 12:28:08 PM  

BadAdviceGuy: dmsodie: BadAdviceGuy: Sge looks too young to be having a stroke. While the symptoms of having a stroke are commonly known, usually if you're under the age of 50 you should really just have some fluids and then rest. If you feel the same way a few days later then that's the time to contact a doctor.

You have chosen your tag wisely. Your advice, however...not so much.

The the current issues with health care, saying that people shouldn't just rush to the doctor at every minor symptom isn't bad advice. Taking a few days rest to think about that facial numbness, left arm pain, or random lump is just common sense.


THIS. So much THIS.

In addition, you should really see if that gunshot wound involves something critical before calling an ambulance. Get a mirror and poke around in there. If you can't recognize the organ, get a friend to look things up on wikipedia. Take a couple of tylenol, pour some rubbing alcohol or vodka on it to prevent infection and try to get some rest. Put your feet up to improve blood flow.
 
2011-02-14 12:28:13 PM  
Why am I not surprised so many Farkers have had strokes?
 
2011-02-14 12:29:28 PM  
That can't be a strokes. Strokes only happen to people in their 70s. She was probably just drunk.
 
2011-02-14 12:32:37 PM  

Vodnik: csb


Things like this make me worried about the fact I use birth control (the ring; was on the patch before it got blackboxed).

But I don't smoke, so I've got that going for me. Which is nice.
 
2011-02-14 12:33:28 PM  

Vanetia: Vodnik: csb

Things like this make me worried about the fact I use birth control (the ring; was on the patch before it got blackboxed).

But I don't smoke, so I've got that going for me. Which is nice.


Just take it in the butt.

Problem solved.
 
2011-02-14 12:33:56 PM  

Apples01: Scary stuff indeed.

I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, and seeing stuff like this always scares me, I always think it's gonna happen to me. I wish I had a doctor like House to monitor me 24/7, it would be incredibly helpivul bertacion and very derrison by terri placen pet habipet.


OK, you ass.. Now everyone is looking at me and wondering why I sprayed yogurt all over myself while laughing uncontrollably...

thanks...
 
2011-02-14 12:43:03 PM  
She looks kind of like Blonde Doctor, from Scrubs.

Only with a stroke.

Sucks, though. Hard to watch that.
 
2011-02-14 12:49:40 PM  
Whoa. That was scary. At least she was able to get help right away, right?

Right?
 
2011-02-14 12:49:51 PM  

PDX Ghost Hunter: Just take it in the butt.

Problem solved.


But I poop from there :(
 
2011-02-14 12:58:54 PM  

Vanetia: PDX Ghost Hunter: Just take it in the butt.

Problem solved.

But I poop from there :(


You've seen the things Farkers say they would hit. That won't be an issue. Trust me on this.
 
2011-02-14 12:59:40 PM  

PDX Ghost Hunter: Why am I not surprised so many Farkers have had strokes?


are tiping bad and since make none bracccc?
 
2011-02-14 01:00:29 PM  

El Chode: Could have been a TIA. I went through one a little over a year ago. Lost all ability to communicate for a few hours, spent 5 days in this hospital and got a couple thousand of dollars in debt for the answer of "yeah, nothign we can do, you're lucky you didn't go full retard"


It would almost be worth a few thousand just to hear the doctor say this...

I keed, of course.

A coworker of mine had that happen to her (I think it was the same thing). Scary as hell - she knew she was married to one of the guys we work with, but couldn't have told you who he was if he had come up and talked to her. Like you, it lasted a short time (less than an hour for her) and went away.
 
2011-02-14 01:02:32 PM  

Vanetia: PDX Ghost Hunter: Just take it in the butt.

Problem solved.

But I poop from there :(


We all do, some more than others. Eat your fiber every day!
 
2011-02-14 01:07:06 PM  
The other night our local weather guy sounded all kinds of drunk on the air, slurring his words like crazy. They were breaking in a new studio set, and Mr. Namegoeshere and I were joking that he had been celebrating his new diggs. Now I has a sad - maybe he was stroking out instead. Scary!
 
2011-02-14 01:07:25 PM  
I didn't notice anything wrong. ALL bleached blondes speak gibberish out here.
 
2011-02-14 01:08:56 PM  

Sarcastica75: KatjaMouse: Sarcastica75: How old is she?

Like that matters. The son of a family friend had a stroke at 19 while he was in the middle of a snowball fight. His friends kept piling snow on him until they realized he wasn't moving and then called for help. I think it turned out that it was a bit of plaque in his bloodstream that caused it.

/Learned to talk again about a year after the incident

Well, I'm sorry about your friend, dude. But I'm asking a valid question. You can have a stroke at any age, and I'm curious about hers. I'm asking because my father had a stroke at a fairly young age, considering.

Is that okay with you, princess?


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2011-02-14 01:10:18 PM  
False alarm? Twitter (new window)
 
2011-02-14 01:11:39 PM  

All Latest: False alarm? Twitter (new window)


Her Twitter pic just shows her titties? Is that the norm?
 
2011-02-14 01:13:09 PM  
That was a short, yet quietly horrifying, snippet of video.

Any follow-up on her condition?
 
2011-02-14 01:14:13 PM  

All Latest: False alarm? Twitter (new window)


If that was a false alarm, she really needs to see a diction coach.
 
2011-02-14 01:14:50 PM  
Somebody get that woman a drink

2.bp.blogspot.com

/Maybe I should think before I post.
 
2011-02-14 01:15:10 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Strokes can happen at any age, they just are more likely with some type of set up IE age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking etc. Certain drugs some legal and some not can also predispose to stroke (smoking while using birth control pills can increase a woman's risk of stroke). Some decongestants are also associated with an increase of stroke. Cocaine and meth can also do the same.


Ok so lets see here

Im an overweight smoker, who drinks enough caffeine to kill a small country daily, on Ritalin due to my not quite Narcolepsy (I can sleep 20+ hours and not even notice)and other reasons... I should have stroked out alreaP2OI24-I23 ADFK AAFSDL;KA burn
asdfa';fka 42 ..........................

no really, I should have laready, my doc is terrified. My BP keeps dropping every time he tests it. 104/70 IIRC was the last test.

/quitting smoking via Chantix is fun.
//cleaning like you're mainlining 8 balls because you can't sleep isnt.
 
2011-02-14 01:19:18 PM  

jacknollie: someonelse: There's a local newscaster here who has a seizure disorder and one of her small on-air seizures looked a lot like that. The tone and inflection remained perfectly appropriate but the words were gibberish, accompanied by the terrified "WTF?" look in the eyes.

Are you in Chicago and referring to Allison Payne?


Madison, Wi. Sarah Carlson.
 
2011-02-14 01:21:42 PM  

Vodnik: Several years ago, a 28-year old nurse known as hot in my practice came out of the bathroom (after a BM(known as poop)) unable to speak (known as talk). She was rushed to the ER (emergency room) where an MRI(fancy x-ray) showed a small(not big) infarction (stroke) in her left frontal lobe(brain). It turned out that she was taking a birth control pill and was a smoker, a combination of conditions which predisposes (makes more likely) to formation of blood clots. On further testing, she was found to have a blood clot in her right calf(lower part of leg). Normally if it were to travel, it would end up in the lung, causing a what's known as a pulmonary embolism. In this case, she was found to have a small hole between the upper chambers of her heart (the atria) which allowed the blood clot to travel from the right to the left side of her heart and then to the arterial circulation (blood tubes to head) up to the brain. This is known as a paradoxical embolism. The reason I mentioned the BM (pooping) is that you do what's known as a Valsalva maneuver during defecation (grunt till you see stars)which increases intra-abdominal pressure. This forced the clot through hole in her heart (known as a patent foramen ovale). She recovered fully (joined the tea party) after stopping the birth control pill and quitting smoking. Several months later, the hole was closed by a catheter ( pee tube)placed in the femoral artery in the groin and threaded up to the heart. Sorry for the anatomy and physiology lesson but I thought you Farkers would find it interesting.


I saw you dumbified some of the embigenated words and phrases, so I went ahead and went full retard. Hope you don't mind.
 
2011-02-14 01:25:31 PM  
The video of this going viral will actually help people to better understand the signs of stroke. Unfortunately along with that education come the asshat comments from some people living in their mom's basements.
 
2011-02-14 01:31:02 PM  
If it indeed was just nerves and not a stroke (as her(?) Twitter) seems to indicate, can we start making fun of her?
 
2011-02-14 01:34:22 PM  
She didn't have a stroke. She just had a very very heavy heavy divburtation tonight. We had a very Derris Derrison. But lets go hit it, Tarish, Taze, and Lish get a bit, the head, the pit
 
2011-02-14 01:34:47 PM  

BadAdviceGuy: Sge looks too young to be having a stroke. While the symptoms of having a stroke are commonly known, usually if you're under the age of 50 you should really just have some fluids and then rest. If you feel the same way a few days later then that's the time to contact a doctor.


I heard you were supposed to hold your nose and mouth and try to exhale as hard as possible.
 
2011-02-14 01:34:58 PM  
Looks like she should have used her Grammy vote for this little ditty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHzz2cXBlGk

/or the 7" edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ANn6Z1iKxc
//bof fri fleu
 
2011-02-14 01:39:12 PM  

wood: She didn't have a stroke. She just had a very very heavy heavy divburtation tonight. We had a very Derris Derrison. But lets go hit it, Tarish, Taze, and Lish get a bit, the head, the pit


Pricipal-like typing detected.
 
2011-02-14 01:39:21 PM  

Apples01: Scary stuff indeed.

I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, and seeing stuff like this always scares me, I always think it's gonna happen to me. I wish I had a doctor like House to monitor me 24/7, it would be incredibly helpivul bertacion and very derrison by terri placen pet habipet.


That was the most evil I've ever felt after laughing.
 
2011-02-14 01:42:31 PM  

All Latest: False alarm? Twitter (new window)


Sounds like people immediately started trolling her. That's pretty sad.
 
2011-02-14 01:44:12 PM  
Vodnik: Several years ago, a 28-year old nurse in my practice came out of the bathroom (after a BM) unable to speak. She was rushed to the ER where an MRI showed a small infarction (stroke) in her left frontal lobe. It turned out that she was taking a birth control pill and was a smoker, a combination of conditions which predisposes to formation of blood clots. On further testing, she was found to have a blood clot in her right calf. Normally if it were to travel, it would end up in the lung, causing a what's known as a pulmonary embolism. In this case, she was found to have a small hole between the upper chambers of her heart (the atria) which allowed the blood clot to travel from the right to the left side of her heart and then to the arterial circulation up to the brain. This is known as a paradoxical embolism. The reason I mentioned the BM is that you do what's known as a Valsalva maneuver during defecation which increases intra-abdominal pressure. This forced the clot through hole in her heart (known as a patent foramen ovale). She recovered fully after stopping the birth control pill and quitting smoking. Several months later, the hole was closed by a catheter placed in the femoral artery in the groin and threaded up to the heart. Sorry for the anatomy and physiology lesson but I thought you Farkers would find it interesting.

Indeed. Thanks for the info.
 
2011-02-14 01:45:03 PM  

Queensowntalia: All Latest: False alarm? Twitter (new window)

Sounds like people immediately started trolling her. That's pretty sad.


Welcome to Fark 2011.
 
2011-02-14 01:49:14 PM  
omg fisker i love you so damned much.
 
2011-02-14 01:50:05 PM  

Queensowntalia: All Latest: False alarm? Twitter (new window)

Sounds like people immediately started trolling her. That's pretty sad.



Yeah but what the hell does this

Oh my! Serene Branson is trending? I'm sorry, it was just the nerves.

mean?
 
2011-02-14 01:56:47 PM  

imagecrafting: Not only is the "Graphic Artist" thing working out, but trolling for Christians is doing a brisk business too XD


lolitrollu.jpg
 
2011-02-14 02:02:19 PM  
Is it more sad or amusing that we can no longer tell the difference between stroke-induced gibberish and TV reporting?

I vote "amusing."

You stay classy, San Diego.
 
2011-02-14 02:03:51 PM  

Funbags: Meh, she was no less coherent than your average rap "artist".


Dad, you're embarrassing yourself!
 
2011-02-14 02:06:17 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: I've lost consciousness twice during two horrible attacks. I'm pretty sure my speech was all over the place before I hit the floor, too.


That sucks. :(
 
2011-02-14 02:09:15 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: BadAdviceGuy: Sge looks too young to be having a stroke. While the symptoms of having a stroke are commonly known, usually if you're under the age of 50 you should really just have some fluids and then rest. If you feel the same way a few days later then that's the time to contact a doctor.

I heard you were supposed to hold your nose and mouth and try to exhale as hard as possible.


That only works for panic attacks.
 
2011-02-14 02:10:29 PM  
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2011-02-14 02:10:55 PM  

PsyLord: omahatattoo: She's an attractive woman and I feel sorry for her.

So if she was unattractive, you wouldn't feel sorry for her?


omahatattoo's sentence contains two statements "She's an attractive woman" and "I feel sorry for her". These statements are not of necessity connected, although his placement of them in a single sentence may be intended to indicate a connection. My suspicion is that he has done this deliberately in order to suggest a connection, a studied intention sometimes know as trolling. Alternatively he could be acknowledging that by finding her attractive he is likely to feel a greater empathy towards her and therefore greater sorrow at her distress.

Incidentally the corollary to omahatattoo's statement is that she is unattractive OR that he is not sorry for her. Your statement leaves aside the options of her being attractive and omahatattoo not being sorry for her, or her being unattractive and omahatattoo still feeling sorry for her.
 
2011-02-14 02:13:41 PM  

jamspoon: PsyLord: omahatattoo: She's an attractive woman and I feel sorry for her.

So if she was unattractive, you wouldn't feel sorry for her?

omahatattoo's sentence contains two statements "She's an attractive woman" and "I feel sorry for her". These statements are not of necessity connected, although his placement of them in a single sentence may be intended to indicate a connection. My suspicion is that he has done this deliberately in order to suggest a connection, a studied intention sometimes know as trolling. Alternatively he could be acknowledging that by finding her attractive he is likely to feel a greater empathy towards her and therefore greater sorrow at her distress.

Incidentally the corollary to omahatattoo's statement is that she is unattractive OR that he is not sorry for her. Your statement leaves aside the options of her being attractive and omahatattoo not being sorry for her, or her being unattractive and omahatattoo still feeling sorry for her.


Personally, if and only if she is attractive do I feel sorry for her.
 
2011-02-14 02:25:04 PM  

SomethingWitty84: Personally, if and only if she is attractive do I feel sorry for her.


I'd feel bad for her either way, but I think I have a higher level of sympathy than I normally would, probably because she's attractive.
 
2011-02-14 02:26:43 PM  
I think she should play up the stroke angle as opposed to the blithering idiot approach.
 
2011-02-14 02:27:14 PM  
I think I'll have a stroke right now in her honor.

Oh yes....that's the good stuff.
 
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