My Life, Lately…

Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to ‘fill you in’ on my life for the past few weeks…

As many of you know, I appear to be healthy as a horse and since I am a petite and very energetic person, I am probably the last person that you would think could have a mini stroke.  Year after year, my doctor’s chart remains unfilled and boring so you can imagine my surprise when this occurred.  Nonetheless, it did and I offer this story in hopes that many of you can benefit from my experience.

Warning signs:  severe headache, slurred speech, blindness in one or both eyes, numbness, a feeling of being disoriented.

So, I was at work making a copy and said to my General Manager, “I just lost my vision in the bottom half of my right eye.  I have so much work to do, please keep an eye on me and I am going to go back to my work station.”  I felt better within about 10 minutes and then it returned.  Shortly thereafter, one of my employees asked me a question and I clearly thought of the answer but when I went to speak it, the words came out all slurry.  The employee became concerned.  I tried again and the same thing happened.  She reacted so quickly because she recognized the signs (ex pharmacy school student!) of a stroke.  Within minutes, my employees had me in the car and on the way to the hospital.  I later learned that had I not gone so quickly, this could have been fatal.

Once at the hospital, it was determined that this was a TIA “mini stroke”.   Mine was caused by a spike in blood pressure which apparently happens quite often with me.  My blood pressure is normally very low, however, when I become stressed, my blood pressure spikes pretty high.

As it turns out, I have had great support from family, friend, clients and the medical community.  I am working hard to find ways to de-stress.  In my opinion, this was a billboard, not a sign, so I am paying attention.  This has become a pretty major journey and I am learning new things every day.  A life coach, yoga, regular exercise program, set business hours, learning to delegate and let go have all been a huge part of this journey.

The support from everyone has been tremendous and I feel special and loved.

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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and has two locations at 7753 North Kings Hwy and 7751 North Kings Hwy.