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  • Birthday 10/12/1963

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  1. MJS1963

    Hi Kris! I'm very happy you dodged the bullet. So did I, and I feel it was a sign to STOP with all the bad living and use the second chance as a gift. I had my stroke on November 16th, and also suffered no lasting or permanent issues. I't was a gift I am not wasting.
  2. MJS1963

    Hi Tracy, The sequence thing is so weird! Watch a home video, and go nuts because I recall whats on it differently. The brain is weird, and fascinating.How it can rewire itself, or relate to smells or sounds to events and people. It is truly a wonder.
  3. MJS1963

    Thank You! So am I! It seems the good Lord isnt ready for me yet. BTW, It's Mike. Not sure how Mark came about. But, I've been called worse! LOL
  4. MJS1963

    Hi Scott, I can recall very vividly everything during my incident. When, where, even the part of the store I was in and what I was looking for. The only fuzzy thing I have is being in the ER that day. I recall going, entering, and walking to the exam room, but then, it's fuzzy. I do recall the 2 CT scans, and the MRI, but not getting the contrast for one of the CT scans. The brain is a odd, and wonderful thing.
  5. MJS1963

    Hey Deigh, The odd thing is, that the memories that are out of order are in a narrow range. I would say, maybe 4 year span? And so far just a few, and not linear. Like I said, my honeymoon, out of order, but then the Christmas following, ok. It's really weird. But given the fact that I missed the bullet, I can deal with the honeymoon before the wedding.
  6. MJS1963

    Hi Tracy. I did qualify for the drug program from J&J, thank you. Got a card from them for a 10 dollar co-pay for the drug. I am very happy with that. The others I am on are rather cheap, so thats nice. One of the women I work with is on a medication, I forgot the names, but she says without the insurance, she would pay 1600 dollars a month for her medications. I find that ridiculous. I am all for capitalism, but how can companies charge that much for life saving medications? It's very frustrating to hear about.
  7. MJS1963

    Hey Peter, Any updates on your blood pressure issues?
  8. MJS1963

    Hello my friends. I know it’s been a while since I have been on here. Not ignoring you, just busy. Really busy. And admittedly, many nights by the time I get home, I just don’t care about anything except bed. It’s been a rough few weeks. Work is going well, although not as well as if I could drive my big truck, ( she misses me ). The fatigue I have had is getting better. I don’t seem to need a nap after lunch any longer, but it is nice to have. I have found that I seem to have some lingering effect from my Cerebral accident though. My right hand always seems to be colder than the rest of my body. It’s not bad, but odd. It’s not cold to the touch, but just seems to feel cold. More annoying then anything. But the other issue that I have found is that some memories of my past seem to be in the wrong order. For instance, I CLEARLY recall traveling to Alaska before I got married. No. We went to Alaska on our honeymoon, after getting married. Or, when I went on a trip a couple of years ago, I drove to Cheyenne, and then flew to Florida. But I recall visiting Florida first, then being in Cheyenne. The memories are sharp, but many are in the wrong order. Other than that, my body seems to be progressing very well. The mild cognitive issues are gone, no more hand wobbliness, and the headaches are gone. Thank God! The office work I think has been helpful, needing to use the brain more often for filing, math, etc. I seem to not be able to type for a hill of beans, but then again, I couldn’t before, so … Thank you all for you support. It’s nice to know there are people in this world that do care about others. Mike.
  9. I know , and I appreciate the support. still coming to grips with it all.
  10. Hi Alan, Yes, it all sucks. No doubt about it.Even though mine was nothing in comparison to others here, it was a life altering event. One I suspect it will take me some time to overcome. Not so much physically, but mentally. I am on all kinds of drugs, Anticoagulant , Blood pressure meds, and a statin. Ok, perhaps not all kinds, but 3 more then I was.
  11. MJS1963

    Oh No! I'm sorry the Universe has handed you yet another challenge to beat back with a stick... My sister had a similar issue quite a few years ago. The growth on her ovary was benign, and the ovary was removed with no complications. I am confident and praying yours will be the same, and you will make a quick recovery.
  12. MJS1963

    Paul, All journeys begin with a single step forward. Will yours be easy? Nope. Will yours be rewarding? Yup. Small steps, one at a time. Be open, honest, non judgemental, and caring. I understand the fear of losing your marriage and all that has been. You fell in love before, you can again.
  13. MJS1963

    Well, it's been two full days at work, and I m amazed how fast I fatigue. I'm ok up until about 2 or 3 starting from 7am. My energy seems to drop off rather quickly. Even though my stroke was small with no lasting physical deficits, it seems my body is rather angry with me. I would not have expected the energy loss I am experiencing. I dont suppose the meds I am taking help, but it is rather pronounced. So looks like I will have to come up with some kind of gradual schedule to get to previous stamina.
  14. MJS1963

    I agree! Bring back the Thongs!! Just kidding. A little humor never hurt anyone. All things are salvageable Paul. Nothing is ever past the point of no return if you and you wife have love, respect, honesty, and a willingness to WANT it. Will things be the same ? No. Because of what you have suffered, what you both have suffered, life will be different, but trust that love will always triumph. Talk, keep talking, talk it all out. Be honest, don't hold back to save feelings. You have to get all of that bile, those festering feeling out into the open into the light.
  15. Hey Ed, No union there, but the two brothers that own the company are very decent people, even though they wont admit it. Thank You.