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Donna M.'s Comment
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Since day one of my adventure in trucking everyone here has been a positive, truthful,source of information. 08/13/21 was my 3rd anniversary with Prime. However on 08/12/21 I had my husband clean my gear off my truck, because on 08/11/21 after hitting Atlanta traffic early headed out I-20 towards Mississippi I was having slurred vision and speech. I parked my load at pilot and called 911. Yes I was having a stroke ! Was released from the hospital the following Sunday. My question is a career as a driver over? Anyone can give advice on this situation?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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OMG Donna! That's difficult to read!

I've had two mini strokes. The best I can say is to follow what your doctor tells you. Analyze yourself: stresses, lifestyle, diet, etc.

What is the prognosis, and any detectable lingering effects that you or your husband have noticed since you left the hospital?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Steve L.'s Comment
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Sorry. I meant that as praying for better days for you.

Donna M.'s Comment
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PackRat first few days I had lost all my strength in my left side, facial, arm and leg. I had not lost feeling in the side just the ability to use the motor skills . Oh course they put me on a ton of medicines mainly b Blood thinners. I jumped into rehab second day, walked out hospital on Sunday. I was released to normal activities and I made sure doctor understood what my normal was. I still have a problem with arm/ leg cordination and probably the most aggravating thing is my hair is extremely long and my left arm doesnโ€™t what go high and assist with the hair. I have already sent Prime a complete list of the medicines, they said all medicines were approved. I would think prime will send me for a new physical, even though I had just had my year physical, two days before this happened.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Donna, sorry to hear this. Wish you all the best.

Chief Brody's Comment
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Sorry to hear about this. Wish you all the best either at Prime or in your future endeavors.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Sorry. I meant that as praying for better days for you.

Donna, sorry to hear this. Wish you all the best.

Thanks guys but Iโ€™ve decided that Iโ€™m not done trucking just yet. Iโ€™m a pretty tough old woman!

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Donna, hang tough, Lady!!!

Mine trucking (FULL time anyway) ended after triple cervical spinal fusion, recouperation, and recommencing for a few months.

Follow, religiously, the advice of your medics. Follow the clues your body and your common sense give you. Youve been driving long enough that you must have some common sense (not to mention you didnt deny what was happening and keep going!).

Keep us posted, as you care to. Im back to looking for part timr local work. I miss the road.

Navypoppop's Comment
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Donna M.,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. My wife suffered 2 "mini strokes" a few years ago about 3 weeks apart and thankfully recovered for the most part. I have read your posts and you are a strong woman who will make it and do well. I hope for a speedy recovery for you and if driving isn't in the future what about dispatching or any office connected position in trucking? I know they are not the same as driving but you have so much to offer the industry.

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