A Slight Change in Plans
Had a bit of an 'oops' come up. Over the last 2 weeks, I"ve been dealing with a rather excruciating migraine. Standard meds have done little to help. After several trips to the E.R., I suffered a fall and blow to my head, and briefly passed out. After extensive tests, MRIs and CAT scans, the doctors found a small thrombosis, or blood clot, in my brain.
I've had a stroke.
I was released from the hospital yesterday, and am now recovering at home. The doctors are treating the stroke aggressively, and working very hard to prevent a repeat occurrence. I have a great medical team, and my family has been wonderful through all of this.
I greatly appreciate all of your encouragement and support. It's going to take time for me to get back on my feet, and your interest and caring will be invaluable to me. I thank you for that!!
Hope all of you are doing well. Again, thank you. ;-)
Sir Kenneth Vyvyan
Sorry to hear the news Carrie and I send you our best wishes and hope everything works out well for you, Get well soon!
These are indeed serious news . As I deal with these kind of conditions almost every day I have to tell you the following.
1. Avoid Computers for a month at least
2. Treat your hypertension and keep it below 12/8
3. Take care of your cholesterol level. Must be below maximum 170 total cholesterol
4. Take a 100mg Aspirin per day for ever
5. Take Vitamin E every day for ever
6. Avoid stress at any cost
AND MOST OF ALL BE HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE SURVIVED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE FUTURE. THESE THINGS HAPPEN AND ONCE YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM THEY WILL NEVER COME BACK AGAIN !!!
7. Never allow oppression to occur (who wants a second problem anyway)
SMILE AND LOOK THE FUTURE WITH HOPE
From all at the Untouchables, our kindest thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family. We also wish you a speedy recovery. Sleuthville is just not the same without you.
Take care our friend and hurry back :-)
Working in the medical field I see firsthand the wonders of modern medicine and the amazing recovery patients make everyday who have suffered strokes, brain injuries and trauma's.
These kinds of diagnosis are not the end of things. You may have a while to recuperate but with the help of your doctors and healthcare team I am sure you will make a full and speedy recovery.
As Vampiric Smile posted...very good advice for everyone....those are just the start of making lifestyle changes for the best.
Lady of Shadows
We are very sorry to hear about your health troubles, but we are also glad to know that you are at home recovering. We wish you speed in that arena.
We're very lucky to have your brain around here, and we're glad it'll be here to enlighten and entertain our brains for a long time to come. You really are irreplaceable.
For now, take it easy and take care of yourself. You're in all of our thoughts.
Gopher to the Sleuth Gods
Breit, I have some serious stuff too, the best advice is listen to your Dr. and follow his/her instructions. Oh, and let your family love and pamper you as much as they want...it will make them feel better its part of their dealing with it too.
Good rest and God's blessings.
Breit, I'm really sorry to hear this, and I hope you pull through speedily. It's good to hear that you've got good support. We'll all be thinking of you.
As one of the many appreciators of your jocular and intelligent posts, I send you and your family warm wishes, positive thoughts and a virtual bunch of grapes (complete with hidden, squashed cream bun).
What can I say?
I hardly know you, but whenever I have seen anything you have written it have been nice, caring and supportive. I hope that you now will have the same treatment back; nice, caring and supportive.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers as well. :-)