I had a "mini-stroke"! (TIA)

I had a "mini-stroke"! (TIA)

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I had a “mini-stroke”! (TIA)


  1. George Washington on September 2, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Glad you’re ok. Your daughter needs her dad !

  2. CrabberPA on September 2, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Glad your ok and thanks for sharing!

  3. Brandywine Angler on September 2, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Hope you feel better and best of luck with your efforts to take better care of yourself.

  4. r sos on September 2, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    John please take care .

  5. Eric Gadson on September 2, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Thx for updating us with good info! Take care of yourself and tight lines!

  6. Philip Good on September 2, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    thanks for sharing …we all need this reminder.

  7. Thomdrum on September 2, 2019 at 3:42 pm


  8. Stephanie Kaelin on September 2, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Praying for you… Im going through the same thing right now mri scheduled for tuesday

  9. Scott Sharp on September 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Glad to hear your doing as well as you are. Keep your head up. Fish On!

  10. AK BorealisDev Stringer Designs on September 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    The fish couldn’t be happier I’m sure. Modify your habits and don’t forget moderation in all things but love. First time viewer here. Take care brother from an AK kayaker.

  11. Steve Kuehnle on September 2, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Hope your feeling better John. I actually got interested in kayaking for the fishing enjoyment and I figured it would give me some exercise instead of just sitting in my jon boat fishing. I have started to alternate between kayak fishing and kayaking for exercise. I will go out and fish one trip and the next trip maybe do a little fishing, but spend most of the trip paddling in a river with current. I realized paddling around fishing in still water isn’t a whole lot of exercise. Diet is very important also. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Dora williams on September 2, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I soon after you with driving husband wants to drive after a week mini stroke

  13. Luis Moreno on September 2, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Start walking do some cardio and better diet. Everyone gets so focus in work and routine that sometimes we forget about the how important is real excercise. Wake up call!!

  14. chelle on September 2, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    My mother had one in February and then another one in May, then another one yesterday morning…she spent a week in the hospital in May and I told them what had happened. They did every test imaginable, but was diagnosed with nothing but a UTI!!!! I don’t know what to do, it’s like they don’t believe me. The only reason I am positive this is what she has been having is because the first time I witnessed it was at her oncologist office and I thought she was having a stroke, I screamed for the Doctor and nurses and they witnessed it, five minutes later the nurse told me what it was. I believe she had them before now that I know what it is because she has collapsed when she lived at her home with my dad, but he just thought she lost her balance.

  15. Andy O'Callaghan on September 2, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    You’ll get through it lad! Had one myself this March, very scary and yes it was a reality check. You just have to keep going and move on! Good luck…🍀

  16. shail148 on September 2, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    thanks for sensitizing everyone man,there aren’t a lot many videos that talk into detail about the issue,keep up the good work!

  17. me heretoday on September 2, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    earlier this year I had an incident where I couldn’t talk. I knew what I wanted to say but just couldn’t make my mouth work..now anyone who knows me knows I can talk until the cows come home, but for 5 minutes I couldn’t talk.

    My husband had just walked in the door after work and I was embarrassed. I turned away from him and kept cooking tea. He had no idea and just thought I was busy in the kitchen.The inability to talk of course went away.

    I went to the DR the next day…yes I am an idiot for waiting. It was a mini stroke. Now we thought I was going to be OK. I thought I was OK but listening to you talk about your symptoms I don’t think I am OK. I think I may have had a few more since then…
    the reading thing..that one really hit home
    the confusion, I got lost coming out of a grocery store I use all of the time. I had no idea where I was. I was so embarrassed I said nothing to anyone.
    the numbness, I too have past injuries but combined with the other things as you said….
    … everything you have said. I thought it was just left over from the mini stroke.

    Thank you I will make sure I get help for this. Your video is the best one on the net explaining what happens.

  18. Aj S on September 2, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Hope you get better 🙏🏻

  19. Richard Bowles on September 2, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Glad youre ok hope recovery goes well

  20. LJ Adventures on September 2, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Glad to hear you are ok now. It’s hard to stay healthy 🙁

  21. Veteran Fishing with Brian McClernan on September 2, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Tia not DOA

  22. Steve Zak on September 2, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    what did you take vitamin wise?

  23. MA Kayak Bassin' on September 2, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    I had a similar scare last February when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (my blood glucose level was 617 when I went to the ER, nearly 500 points higher than the max normal range). It’s scary as hell.

    Hope you turn things around, John.

  24. Ash Doe on September 2, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I had a mini stroke 2 days ago. Definitely a reality check. Take care ❤

  25. Dwayne on September 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm


  26. John mc carty on September 2, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Glad you are ok. Thanks for sharing probably more important than you know. We are all tough guys But when somethings really Wrong. take the sign from the universe. I want to fish with that guy anther day

  27. Eman 08 on September 2, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    You can be in exellent health and very young and still have a TIA. Actor Frankie Muniz gotten his first TIA at the age of 26 as he never smoked drink. He stayed healthly until one day he was riding his motor cycle and noticed blurred vison. He head several TIAs after that, that it effected his memory that he doesn’t remeber being cast in Malcom in the Middle. There more and more people now these days getting TIAs at a young age. I’ve also believed i had one in 2012 at the age of 25 as i was just talking to a friend just having a normal conversation and also of sudden i started feeling light headed pins and needles in my arms and hands and my jaw locked up for maybe 10 secs with slurred speech. I did the samething as you, never went to the doctor or anything as i didn’t think anything else about it until today. Now i know i need to dial 911 if it happens again. TIAs can lead to an acutal stroke once you have your first TIA.

  28. Dirt&Smiles on September 2, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Man buddy I’m sorry to hear that. I didn’t watch the other video. I’m about to turn 41 an me and the family just joined the gym. I’m realizing I have to back in shape too. Life gets busy and it’s hard to prioritize the time. Some things that have worked great for me in the past. Low carb and eating only real food. Life has a way of getting in the way of that too. Unfortunately. So does getting old. 🤕. I don’t know much about strokes, is that a blood pressure problem?

    Try and relax.

  29. Natra on September 2, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Did the MRI show that you had a mini stroke?

  30. Kayak Hacks Fishing on September 2, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    This happened to me as well back in 2005. Had no idea what was going on. Same symptoms.. on the phone but could not put the words together and confused. It passed. Doc explained what it was a few weeks later when I had my physical. Now I know! FAST = Face droop, Arm tingle, speech slurred… Time to go to the ER! Thanks for reminding everyone in this vid!

  31. James Fife on September 2, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    you just described me yesterday. almost exactly . on aspirin immediately. scheduled for cardiologist next Thursday. I feel your pain and fear. hang in there. do what you must, Toast. hope you are feeling better soon.

  32. MrJaimerr09 on September 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    can you explain more detail on the numbness how often did it come on how noticeable was the numbness was it a few fingers or kinda just the whole arm

  33. Charles George on September 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Glad you’re okay. Hope you get to feeling better soon take care of yourself

  34. Hazmatt the Fisherman on September 2, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    You will remain in my prayers. Take one step at a time on your health journey. Next year at this time you will be sharing with viewers how you turned your life around and how wonderful you feel. Take care my friend.

  35. opticalriot on September 2, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Jesus take the wheel… and drive me to the Natatorium

  36. DeafDronePilot on September 2, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Glad you are okay, take care of yourself.

  37. MooMoo Outdoors on September 2, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Take care of yourself. Glad it was tia not cva.

  38. Rico Medina on September 2, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    God bless you

  39. Thomas S on September 2, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    John, do some research on fasting/Autophagy. Brother, this is the secret to great health into old age. 2016 Nobel price was this this research. Don’t wait, do the research now, then talk to your doctor. God Bless.

  40. NJPikeMan on September 2, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Glad you are ok

  41. matthew norris on September 2, 2019 at 4:24 pm


  42. Dwayne on September 2, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    stay stress free as possible

  43. Wesley Hackney on September 2, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Sorry to hear the bad news. Take care of yourself and see a good Cardiologist

  44. Big O! on September 2, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I am glad you are ok. This was a scary to hear, i know you need to be there for your family. Take care of yourself, ill jump on thst bandwagon!! Tight lines

  45. gmanlipripper on September 2, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    take it easy man.

  46. Ron Jordan on September 2, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Liked your video. I just had a TIA and was released today. Scary experience!

  47. Torben Larsen on September 2, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    A ministroke is also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA

  48. A B on September 2, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Take it easy man. Stay up

  49. Mark P. Moore on September 2, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I’m only 15, I think I may have had a TIA a few days ago. My right side went a little numb randomly (Didn’t ever stay but it kept coming back) for about a week before and when I tried to read sometimes I couldn’t understand a word for what felt to be minutes, I thought I was dyslexic or something, I also had blurred vision a lot but it went away fast. I was talking to one of my friends online over discord and for 3 HOURS, I was rambling to him about the same thing and making no sense to him, he kept telling me but I wouldn’t listen, also I was complaining about my right side being numb. If you could, please tell me what you think may be happening to me, thanks.

  50. marco petropoulos on September 2, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I am happy that you are ok!!!Take care of yourself!!!

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