The Hidden World of Women

E23 - Recovering from a brain aneurysm and stroke - The Hidden World of Women

July 26, 2021

In this episode Emma speaks with Lisa about her experiences with a brain aneurysm and subsequent stroke and her journey to recovery. We are sharing this episode in the lead up to national stroke week, the 2-8th August, #strokeweek2021

As always I want to thank Lisa for sharing so openly about her experiences and for finding humour,  resilience and hope.

As we are sharing this to raise awareness for Stroke Week 2021 here is some information from :

Stroke attacks the brain, the human control centre. More than 27,400 Australians had a stroke for the first time in 2020 – that is one stroke every 19 minutes.   


When a stroke happens, more than 1.9 million brain cells die each minute. The longer a stroke remains untreated, the greater the chance of stroke-related brain damage. 

This National Stroke Week be "United by Stroke" by sharing the F.A.S.T message with your family and friends. You could save a life – possibly your own. 


Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions: Face Check their face. Has their mouth drooped? Arms Can they lift both arms? Speech Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you? Time is critical. If you see any of these signs call triple zero (000) immediately.


Thanks again to Lisa for putting a real-life story to National Stroke Week and helping us raise awareness.


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