Day 3543: What does T.I.A. stand for?

This Is Ann, Telling It As it is on a Tuesday In A hospital room, Thankful I’m Alive.

T.I.A. stands for Transient Ischemic Attack. The Incredible And Thorough Investigators At This Institution Are Thinking I, Ann, had a T.I.A. yesterday.

Terrifying Incident, Actually, That Included All The Indications of A stroke. This Is Absolutely not how This Individual Anticipated spending her vacation.

These Images Are what This Insomniac Accumulated yesterday:


This Is A T.I.A. video on youTube, I Assume:

Thanks In Admiration to Those Intrepidly Assisting yesterday — my Terrifically Intelligent Amiga Deb, the Emergency responders on Jekyll Island, the staff at this wonderful Georgia hospital, my Boston cardiologist Deeb Salem (who called in response to my email and talked to the doctor here) — and to Those I Adore (That Includes All of you!)

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51 thoughts on “Day 3543: What does T.I.A. stand for?

  1. I’m pleased that is what it was. This must have been more frightening for you than for most.

  2. Dear Ann. What a horrifying experience. I hope you recover soon. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful pictures.

  3. OMG what an experience! I hope you are ok

  4. Dear Ann, soglad you are okay and feel assured that you arewell caredfor. Very scary,indeed!!love you!

  5. Luis Luis Del Castillo

    So happy you are okay, please take care!

  6. Yikes, pretty scary! I’m glad you are OK and being cared for!

  7. I am so very appreciative that the Georgia folks were able to correctly treat your TIA and you today are not MIA, my great friend Ann.

  8. What a frightening experience for you! So glad it is resolved 💐🙏🏼💖

  9. glad you understood the warning signs and were quickly and kindly cared for and checked out. glad it was not as bad as you may have anticipated. glad you are still here to tell your story. I would like tia to stand for: take it always-seriously.

  10. Dreamer9177

    I’m glad to hear you’re ok enough to write about this. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a safe trip home.

  11. How scary! Although it sounds like you received wonderful care and that you have recovered. Are you able to continue your vacation now or do you have to go home?

    I wish you good health and no more TIAs.


    Yikes!!! Hope you are feeling better. Love, Maria (T.)

  13. Dea

    Oh Ann, I have heard of medical tourism, but thought it was optional when you’re on vacation! Big (gentle) Hugs

  14. Debbie T

    Oh dear! I’m so glad you’re ok now. Definitely not what you’d planned to do!

  15. That’s no way to spend a vacation! Glad to hear your symptoms are resolving and you didn’t have a stroke. Continued recovery so you can enjoy your time away. I’ve never had anything exciting happen on vacation.

  16. This Is Amazing. I’m so glad you’re feeling better and that your vacation wasn’t too disrupted. And, given where you are, I hope you got to see Doctor Jekyll and not Mister Hyde.

  17. Ohmygosh Ann, how frightening! So glad that this tale had a happy ending and your vacation is back on track…❤️❤️

  18. Oh dear Ann! How frightening this must have been. I’m so relieved to read to the end of this post that you are doing well. It sounds like you have been in very good hands, including your friend in getting you the attention you needed. Bless you, dear one! Hugs!!

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  25. Love the sense of humor in your intro, Ann. Glad you’re back.

  26. transient ischemic attack.

  27. I’m glad you are with us. Please take it seriously, they are often leading indicators of a more serious one to come. Hugs

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