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    Old 07-28-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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    Unhappy carotid artery narrowed suddenly

    Hello All, I have communicated on here 2 yrs ago after having a stroke on Christmas Morning while watching my family open gifts. I was 56 with no warning. I have since lost 65 lbs and go to gym and take meds. Neurologist told me I had better chance than average person now and should relax and live happy. I finally started to relax a little. Last week I went for ultrasound recheck of carotid arteries which were both 0 2 yrs ago after stroke (before losing weight, exercising, taking meds etc) Now they tell me I am 70-80% narrowed! they couldn't believe it either so sent me to have CTA and it confirmed it. Now I have an appt with a vascular surgeon tomorrow. I am terrified! I feel like a ticking time bomb! How did this happen I asked? I lost the weight, exercise, take my meds, everything else looks fine. How? They just say genetics. They even claim this is not an emergency and I need to calm down. But I am soooo scared. Am I a ticking time bomb? please help

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