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Methodist in the Media

Doctors Urge People to Know the Symptoms of a Stroke

Published: Jan. 14, 2021

On Christmas morning, Rochelle Swanson, a 39-year-old registered nurse with Methodist Hospital, realized something wasn't right when she tried to pick up a large item.

"It took me a minute and I was like, 'Something’s wrong here.' I just felt slow. My thoughts were there, but my body was slow, and I felt almost gravity pull my face down and I was drooling. Being a stroke nurse of all things, I just knew I was having a stroke," Swanson said.

Swanson called her husband, and they drove to the emergency unit at Methodist Hospital, where she was treated for her stroke.

Doctors who treated Swanson say her case is an example of why it's important people know the signs of a stroke.

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