In April, Hailey said she had a mini-stroke brought on by a blood clot that made its way from a hole in her heart to her brain.
Hailey claims that even though physicians were able to find the cause of the occurrence and close the hole in her heart, she had to deal with the trauma of the stroke for a considerable amount of time.
During an interview with The Run-Through with Vogue podcast, Hailey remarked, “To feel something that I had zero control over happening in my body was incredibly terrifying and very upsetting.”
Although Hailey claims she didn’t want the medical emergency to make her “the kind of person who was going to be frightened all the time of anything horrible occurring,” she does acknowledge having PTSD.
“Just generally speaking, I already have anxiety issues. I battled a little bit with PTSD because I was afraid it would happen again “Hailey said.
Then she said, “Simply put, I was thinking, “I never want to experience it again.” In every aspect you could imagine, it was terrible, upsetting, and disorienting.”
Because discussing her mini-stroke brought up “the sensations” of going through that event, Hailey claims it was challenging at first.
Hailey said that it was a “bit of a bizarre, triggering the type of feeling” and that she was afraid to return to the house where it occurred.
I’m only now beginning to feel less anxious about having another horrible event occur, having another mini-stroke, or the hole in my heart not being repaired, Hailey added.
Hailey is making an effort to look at the future with a more optimistic view of her health and to constantly remind herself that physicians were able to identify the source of the problem.
The hardest reset for her was having to acknowledge that, “Yes, this is something that occurred to me, Yes, it was really terrifying, Yes, it was like a bizarre circumstance,” she said. “But you’re OK now, and we did figure it out, and you do have a healthy body, you’re a healthy 26-year-old lady,” the doctor said.
In addition, Hailey said she is at a position in her life where she would like to “be able to continue to unleash it” and appreciate it.
I’ve been so on edge about it for the past almost year, she said. “When I reflect, I realise how much worse things could have been. There were so many worse things that might have occurred.”
For the time being, Hailey says she is just “grateful” to be alive.
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