Sen. Buckner-Webb recovering from mild stroke

Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 11:21 PM

BOISE -- Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb had a mild stroke last week and is now recovering.

She says she was speaking with her son and granddaughter using the Face Time application on her iPhone when her son noticed that her face looked unusual and her speech was slurred.

Buckner-Webb says quick action helped bring out the best outcome in her case.

She also says she will be standing tall as the Legislative session begins in January.

St. Luke's has these "FAST" tips for anyone suspecting someone is having a stroke:

Face-drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the smile uneven?

Arm weakness: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech difficulty: Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like, "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?

Time to call 9-1-1.  If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you will know when the symptoms first appeared.

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