An Oklahoma news anchor has revealed that she suffered early symptoms of a stroke on Live On Air Saturday morning after she stumbled upon his words and said she didn’t feel right.
“I’m sorry, something happened to me this morning, and I apologize to everyone,” Julie Chin of KJRH, Tulsa, said before turning to the meteorologist for her report.
Sunday night chinu Revealed in Facebook post That he was later hospitalized and that doctors believed he had “the onset of a stroke remains on the air.”
“It looked like the episode came out of nowhere,” she wrote. “I felt great before our show. However, things started happening several minutes during our newscast. At first, I lost partial vision in one eye. After a while my arm and hand went numb. Then, I Knew I was in big trouble when my mouth wouldn’t speak the words right in front of me on the teleprompter. If you were watching Saturday morning, you know how hard I tried to get the show moving, but The words didn’t come.”
Her colleagues recognized she was having a medical emergency and called 911. “I am very grateful for your prompt action,” Chin told them.
Thankfully, Chin said her tests “have all come out very well.” Doctors don’t believe she experienced a “complete stroke,” she said.
“There are still a lot of questions, and a lot more, but the bottom line is that I should be fine,” Chin said.
Most importantly, she said, she has learned that it is not always clear when someone is having a stroke and that quick action is important. He gave an acronym that helps to identify the symptoms: BE FAST. The abbreviation is a reminder to watch for changes in balance, eyes (vision changes), face (facial drooping), hands, speech, and timing. And, if symptoms improve, “stay fast” and call 911.
Chin said she would be back at work in a few days and thanked everyone who wished her well.