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Old Oct 31, 2014, 2:22 PM   #1
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...hi y'all,

I've been a bit busy the past week and want to tell you of it. I'm now home and getting on

BUTTT ..Monday morning October 27 along about 0700 I had a stroke. My wife found me on the
floor of the shower. Fortunately she recognized symptoms of sroke and called 911. The
emergency response EMS teams from fire rescue and ambulance were here within a few minutes.

I still was paralyzed to my left side when the paramedics got me to my feet, onto a gurney
then off to the hospital where I received the drug TPA. TPA dissolved the blood clot on my
brain almost immediately they said. A couple hours later I was taken to a stroke specialty
hospital in Fort Worth, Texas where for the next 3 days and 3 nights I was kept in Neuro ICU.

I also had 2 CT scans, an MRI and an angiogram while there and now have proof of a 7mm aneurysm
seen at the front center of my brain. We've elected to ignore any 'fix' attempt because of risk
which deminishes greatly if left alone; it will be CT scan monitored at 3 & 6 month intervals
to watch for any size increase of the aneurysm..

I am feeling very well today and have been given my doctors' releases come Monday next to
resume my normal daily activities.. SO, if I can convince Bonnie, I will get the camera out for
a bit.

Thanks for reading of my adventure the past week....and for me it was quite an adventure.

I did receive a couple PMs from forum members who also know me on FaceBook; I greatly appreciate that, Thank you!

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Old Oct 31, 2014, 2:36 PM   #2
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G'day Bob

Hey mate - thanks for the update, and my thoughts go out to you

You're 10 years ahead of me and I also had an unplanned hospital visit some monthe ago, so I guess I know some of what you are going thru

In your case - I am very pleased to hear that you're thru the worst of it and back to 'normal' ... trying to tame that darn camera to take the photo that your mind sees moments beforehand

I hope all continues to improve and you have many years of romantic & photographic pleasures ahead

Heaps of Hugs mate, Phil
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Old Oct 31, 2014, 3:05 PM   #3
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Thank goodness you are doing so well -- and that Bonnie was so alert. Here's to your continual improvement and returning to full activities on Monday, or whenever you're ready! What a week this must have been.

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It seems that you were quite lucky and you have the best wife ever (don't worry, she will let you take pictures)!

Try to take it easy for a couple of days and come back with your usual nice shots

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Bob: I'm sure that everyone on the forum is pulling for you. Our thoughts and prayers go out and wish the best. We will all be waiting for your updates and are glad that so far the response has been so positive.
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Old Oct 31, 2014, 6:07 PM   #6
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Wow, wow, wow. I am so glad to hear things have gone well. You know if I can ever doing anything, just call.
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Oh geez. I'm sorry--get well soon.

Good to know someone smart and quick was close by.
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I'm so glad you are back at home and you and your wife are doing well.

Good wishes and blessings for both of you.

Take it easy and welcome back..!!

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Scary story Bob, glad your wife was on hand to get you some quick care.
Hope all goes well in the future for both of you.

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Bob, wishing you a speedy recovery and look forward to continue seeing your shots.
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