I dreamed about having a stroke. I dreamed that I woke up but couldn’t move and realized that it was sleep paralysis and that usually turns into scary situations for me so I started with the little movements that I could do to provide sensation / help wake me up.
I did wake up, slowly, but I was still groggy / foggy. I couldn’t move all the way. I tried to call out for my mom but I knew she was dead. I was scared and my speech was coming out slurred. I was awake but the left side of my body was weak and my vision was blurred. I looked at my phone screen but couldn’t make sense of it. I tried to unlock it. I knew my password but my vision was off and my left hand didn’t work. I thought to myself I’m having a right sided stroke. I walked very slowly and unsteadily out of my bedroom and the thermostat was glowing but illegible. I was trying to talk but it was soft and slurred. My thought was “neurological symptoms, call 911”. I was trying to say it out loud but it wasn’t coming out loudly or clearly. I slid down the stairs on my butt like a child because I didn’t trust myself to walk down them safely. All the while hoping Matt or the kids were home and they would see me. I wondered if it could still just be sleep paralysis and if I would be stupid for calling 911 unnecessarily. I kept saying “neurological symptoms, call 911”. I made it downstairs and sat on the kitchen floor and that’s when I really woke up with slight sleep paralysis and a major anxiety attack.