Life Sure is Great!

Ten days ago I started noticing a weakness in my left leg. It started pretty mild almost like my knee wanted to buckle. The next couple of days it seemed to be getting worse and I started noticing a lack of coordination in my left hand. Couldn’t type straight.My left leg felt like it was dragging when I walked. One more day passes and I can’t dress myself due to lack of coordination and weakness in my left arm and hand. Off to the emergency room. CAT scan showed a chronic Subdueral Hemotoma on the right hand side of my head squeezing the left side of my brain. The doctors were amazed that I was still responsive. Within the hour I was in the operating room getting a craniotomy.

Today I am counting my blessings. I have a radical new hairstyle, and a fresh 3″ scar on the right side of my head. My left side is recovering nicely and I have not suffered any other neurological or memory problems. Full recovery will take some time but the good news is I am still around.

The moral of this story? Trust your body when it tells you something is wrong and get some medical help. Had I waited a little while longer to seek medical help this outcome would have been very different.Not time yet to be a an SK (Silent Key).

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3 responses to “Life Sure is Great!

  1. ohthecrownshewears February 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    You can always be like the Joker……Do you want to know how I got these scars? 🙂 I’m really glad that you’re okay.

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  2. Pete February 14, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    You are so right with the policy to “listen to your body”. When I was diagnosed with heart falure in 2002 and the cardiologist gave me 2 years to live he said just listen to your body and you will know when things are getting bad. I left him to live in total isolation in the wilderness of northern Alaska but never forgot his words and on a number of occasions it no doubt saved my life. Congratulations on your new life and haircut..keep listening for that ‘mayday’ when our bodies tell us something is wrong. 73 KL1HB

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  3. Andrew VK1AD February 15, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I trust you will have a full recovery. Good luck and stay well.
    73, Andrew VK1AD

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