Strokes are common but no one takes about this…
Flashes of memory come to Trish Timothy now when she’s running down that road near her house.
She remembers falling off the right side of the road. Then she finds herself near a tree on the left side, not knowing how she got there. Her vision is distorted, unfocused. Things look too big, then too far away, like she’s looking through the wrong side of a lens.
“My neighbor was running in the opposite direction, and I couldn’t speak,” says Timothy, a project manager for a commercial contractor. "I thought, ‘Oh, God, this is bad.’ "
She was in great shape, training for a half-marathon two weeks later in San Francisco – and as far as she knew, she was in great health, too.
But on Oct. 9, at age 47, Trish Timothy suffered a stroke.