What is a transient ischemic attack? Don’t know? I didn’t either until I had one last week. They’re easy to ignore, yet when you have one, you have a high risk of having a stroke within 90 days, if left untreated. They’re commonly called a TIA or a mini stroke, although they’re . Here’s more I learned the hard way.

I was visiting my son and his wife in Colorado last week when I was trying to describe how a French drain worked. Suddenly, everyone sounded like Charlie Brown’s teacher, “Wah wa wa wah, wa wa.” I couldn’t find the words. I began charades. “You mean pipe?” I heard someone say.

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Tom Crouser is a business consultant living in Mink Shoals. Reach him at tom@crouser.com and follow @Tom

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