This week (just passed) marked my eleven year anniversary into my third life ( I was born, I was Baptized, then I survived!)
As I do every year, I send an annual note of thanks out to the four hospitals and four teams of doctors, nurses, therapists, lab workers etc that had anything to do with my recovery. Here is this year's (much shorter than normal) diatribe!
Hello all! As always it is hard to believe its been so long. Eleven
years and a day since I began this tremendous post AVM ru
Hello Anybody who happens to see this!
Well, it has happened. About five and a half months ago on Friday the 13th (of November 2015) I left work for the last time, I turned 66 in October so eligible for 100% social security.
After a massive hemorrhagic stroke in May 2005 it was miraculous I was able to work this long. The last year was great with four trips to the UK, one to Sweden and one to Australia. I'll miss the travel, but from now on travel is with the two of us. We're going
Wow! Its been another few years. I still stop by and read the newbie posts every couple of months and I even responded to the "100 things you don't know about me" post that Steve started quite some time back. Boring guy that I am, however, I could only come up with thirty some responses!
Since my last entry, my wife and I have moved again (either our last or penultimate move) and we are now in Texas. Funny place for an Eskimo to land isn't it? Well, I'm also half Arkansas hillbilly so I
Its been a long time since I visited StrokeNet. In that time My wife and I have moved to PA (from CO), taken new jobs, and moved into a Townhome. Life goes well. I wake up every morning and find myself still breathing each day! Though our current home is only 50 or so miles from where we lived when I had my stroke, we have not made it back to see our friends and neighbors more than perhaps 4 or 5 times. Of course in the meantime we've established new friends and neighbors!
Anyway, I just
This last weekend was one of our 3 day weekends. My facility has a 9/80 schedule which means we can take every other friday off. Kinda nice!
I sometimes use that off day to visit Craig Rehab Hospital where I did my post stroke in-patient rehab for about 2 months. Nice to see the folks whom I credit with helping give my life back. This week, however, I chose to do some internet job hunting instead. Applied to one or two positions. Time will tell if anything comes of them. The one compan
First, Thanks to Asha and Debbie for your entry responses. I appreciate your input. Asha, I thik maybe we've corresponded on Strokenet in the past, probably when I was still living in New Jersey. Debbie - I had thought of consulting, though not of teaching. I do have an MBA so may qualify for some college level courses. I'll have to look into how one goes about doing that. Consulting could be right up my ally as I am an expert (in my own humble mind) in the field of intelligence collection
Good day all. Just figured I'd try blogging, something I've never done. As an AVM patient, I suffered a bleed in May of 2005. I was one of the fortunate ones in that I was able to go back to work in about 5 months (Oct 3, 2005). Since that time I've continued to improve in mental continuity, physical condition, etc. Now I feel like I may have hit a road block. I work in the defense industry. I work here because its what I know. I served in the military 25 years so moved to defense when