Okay, I can accept that I had a stroke 3 years ago at the age of 54. But now, for my wife to have a bleed stroke at 47 years old is just not fair. God, what were you thinking? You know how much I need her! This is almost too much to bear. You know just how much I need her strength! We don't need this! I am so close to being a non-believer!
Okay; I admit it has been a long time since my last post; perhaps 6 months ago if not longer. For this survivor, life has become almost as normal as it was before that life changing day 2 1/2 years ago. Expect for a couple quirks, most people cannot tell that I underwent a major life changing event. I have regained about 40% use of my left hand, yet playing my guitars is still an unachieved goal. My job is still intact and I can take care of most things around the house. I had almost forgot how
So, what’s new with me? Well, in my opinion; not too much. Deb and I were recently in Arizona to attend a Fleet Reserve Association in Tucson. We took a side trip down to Tombstone. Now, that was interesting. We walked through the Boot Heel cemetery and saw where Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton, who died at the gunfight at the Ok Corral, are buried. We visited the OK Corral, the Bird Cage Theater, Big Nose Kate’s Saloon (Doc Holliday’s girlfriend), and the office of the Tombstone Epita
I find it hard to believe that I have not posted anything for almost 4 months! Time has simply flown by. As I have said before, my days have become pretty much routine these days. Sadly, I have acquired a new addiction...damn you Facebook! Although most of my online time is being spent there, I continue to check in here, but have not had much to share. The only thing exciting that I can think of was tapping a fresh keg of beer last week, only to have the CO2 tank become empty 3 days later! Still
A year ago after having my stroke; I told as many friends as I could of stroke warning signs and, in particular, those experienced by me.
So, what do you think a friend did earlier this week when similar signs presented themselves to him? If your answer is
Rising from bed at 4:00AM on this date one year ago, I was oblivious to events that would occur before the sun would set that evening. It was a typical Friday morning and I was anxious to finish the workweek and begin the weekend. All of the yard work had been done during week leaving my weekend free for logging miles on my bicycle. There was no clue; no hint that there was time bomb ticking inside me that was set to detonate in just about 7 hours, putting me in the Intensive Care Unit of the ho
Yesterday I went to the supermarket to pick up some items for dinner. While standing in the checkout line the gentleman standing behind me was apparently studying my tattoo. (remember my tatooo? If not, go back to my previous blog entry from April 22,2009 and you will see the photo.)
Anyhow, he finally let his curiosity get the the best of him and he asked,
Look; I admit that I have accepted the way I am these days. But some days are better than others. Today is not so good, and I got a little frustrated. I drove to Target to pick up a few Mother's Day cards and a gift for Deb. I had a hard time openig the cards to read what was on the inside because I couldn't grasp the card in my left hand. I finnaly selected a few cards and moved on. I was looking at DVD's while holding the cards in my right hand. I wanted look at the back of the package. I had