Kim Zolciak reflected on the stroke she suffered six years ago Thursday, and said she still deals with side effects of the medical incident.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, 43, posted a shot of herself and her husband Kroy Biermann, 36, from when she was hospitalized and treated amid the 2015 incident.
‘Six [years] ago today I had a stroke,’ she wrote. ‘I’ll never forget how I felt. I think about it almost daily still to this day. I take blood thinner daily & probably always will!’
Looking back: Kim Zolciak, 43, reflected on the stroke she suffered six years ago Thursday, and said she still deals with side effects of the medical incident
The Don’t Be Tardy star referenced her current heath, some six years after the traumatic incident.
‘I have no physical limitations but at times I can’t find the “right” word, or I completely lose my train of thought,’ she said. ‘Thank God my hubby finishes my sentences.’
The one-time Real Housewives of Atlanta personality opened up about how she felt at the time, which coincided with her stint on Dancing with the Stars.
‘There was a couple signs prior to my episode that I didn’t pay attention to,’ she said. ‘Looking back it was so obvious something was wrong.’
The Don’t Be Tardy star referenced her current heath, some six years after the traumatic incident, noting that she still deals with side effects
The one-time Real Housewives of Atlanta personality was seen in her native Atlanta in 2019
The Bravo beauty said that when she had woken up that day, she had ‘the WORST HEADACHE [she] ever had.’
She said she took a few Excedrin Migraine and after an extended trip to the studio for the show, she was ‘feeling like crap’ when she arrived.
‘It was almost like I was on a boat everything was rocking back & forth,’ she said.
‘A couple [hours] later I took more’ Excedrin Migraine, and ‘performed both my dances that night & we did great!’ Zolciak said. ‘We immediately left & hopped on the red eye to get home to my babies.’
Support: Kim received supportive comments from sister Brielle, who said, ‘You are so strong!’ and Ariana, who said she’s the ‘strongest’ woman she knows
Zolciak said she was ‘just exhausted’ after arriving back at her home, and when they arrived, she experienced numbness in her fingers.
‘I felt like I was going to collapse & there was no way I was going to do that in front of my kids,’ she said. ‘I was holding on to the car & remember saying to [Brielle Biermann’s ex Slade Osborne], “I NEED HELP” but when I went to speak I couldn’t! He realized something was wrong & took me to sit down.’
Osborne called Kroy when he was at football practice, and Kroy advised to get her to the hospital immediately.
The reality star went on to say the stroke was as result of a blood clot and heart problems, thanking her husband and children for their support, as well as her pro partner on the show, Tony Dovolani.
Kim received supportive comments from sister Brielle, 24, who said, ‘You are so strong!’ and Ariana, 19, who said she’s the ‘strongest’ woman she knows.