LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Hailey Bieber, 26, recently took to social media to mark the “1 year” anniversary of her life-changing “mini-stroke.” The Baldwin family’s daughter, who suffered from a patent foramen ovale (FOP) and had to be hospitalized last year, took to her social media platform to ‘share’ information about it.
“I can’t believe it’s been 1 year since I suffered a mini-stroke that led to my PFO [patent foramen ovale] diagnosis,” Bieber recalled on his Instagram Stories on Friday, March 10.
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The Rhode Beauty founder further wrote, “As this is one year after such a life changing event, I wanted to share all the information I have learned about PFO and share resources. to donate.” Along with the Instagram story, Justin Bieber’s wife also attached a Youtube video of herself from April 28, 2022, where she could be found telling her story.
Hailey’s FOP journey
In early 2022, Hailey was hospitalized with stroke-like symptoms and required heart surgery. In the 12-minute follow-up video Hailey posted, she shared the health scare she received last year. After having a “very scary incident” while having breakfast with her famous hubby, which looked like she had a stroke, she was taken to a Palm Springs area hospital. She also shared how she couldn’t speak at the time.
She then went on to recount how, upon arrival at the hospital and after a CT scan, the doctor discovered that she was “suffering from a small blood clot” in her brain which they “labeled and classified as a TIA (transient ischemic attack).
After recounting her experiences with the tests, she also spoke in detail about the relationship between “birth control” and “migraine,” and how that relates to her condition. She then said doctors at UCLA found she had “grade 5 PFO, which is the highest grade.”
Hailey then said, “I had a blood clot that traveled to my heart…and it traveled to my brain and that’s why I had a TIA,” after which she underwent the procedure. called “PFO closure”. She later added that everything had gone “very well” and that she was “recovering very well”.
FOP and PTSD
On the Jan. 5, 2023, ‘Run-Through with Vogue’ podcast, the young survivor wrote, “I struggled with a lot of anxiety afterwards. I struggled with a bit of PTSD, like fear of it happening again. maybe.
“It was just a feeling that I was, like, I never want to go through this again. It was so terrifying, so shocking, so disconcerting in every way you can imagine,” she shares.
Having a positive outlook, she concluded, “I look back on it and it could have been so much worse,” before adding, “So many worse things could have happened in that time.”