Of all the things...that which I needed least was such a magnificent confirmation of my fogiedom.
Prognosis is good. Astonishingly, I'm in remarkably good health aside from the current issue, which was caused by my abnormally thick blood. Thick blood in turn is caused by oxygen deprivation. The doctors spent two days trying to find sleep apnea or some other source of O2 deprivation. I told them what I do. 50-70 pound boxes 21 times a minute over my head + 50-150 pound bags pulled off the belt....all while wearing a mask. Amusingly, they seemed terrified of criticizing masks, but 2 agreed that it is possible cause. Despite the setback, I really am in good condition.
I can sort of walk and am at my parent's house using their handicapped bathroom.Stairs are my enemy and my house has ALL the stairs. I find I can dress myself with difficulty and slip in the shower quite well. Start major physical therapy tomorrow. Right arm barely works. Took 45 minutes to type this, but I assume it is therapy.
Thank you all for the kind words. They mean more and helped more than you know.
"I'm so pleased you're not dead!"
Get better soon, BM.
Posted by: Clayton Barnett at Mon Aug 9 14:53:40 2021 (zdD7e)
Good news, and fingers crossed it keeps getting better.
Posted by: J Greely at Mon Aug 9 15:20:12 2021 (ZlYZd)
So glad to see you updating so soon. Just from the fact that you're able to do so. Awesome news that you're recovering well and hopefully will have little lasting impairment. Get well soon!
Posted by: David Eastman at Mon Aug 9 15:21:05 2021 (t/97R)
Good to see you back and tactical, Brick. I meant what I said earlier: we'll be here for you, so take whatever time you need. It IS good to see that typing is therapy, though. Take good care of yourself, 'kay?
Posted by: JT at Mon Aug 9 15:28:15 2021 (arhpx)
You're a bleedin' legend, that's what you are.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Mon Aug 9 15:55:54 2021 (bHHXR)
I am looking forward to the day you can successfully make pancakes during your recovery.
Posted by: cxt217 at Mon Aug 9 17:30:59 2021 (MuaLM)
Great news! Keep on healing!
Posted by: DougO at Mon Aug 9 17:32:16 2021 (kqK5x)
Thanks for keeping us the readers reassured.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Aug 9 18:00:54 2021 (LZ7Bg)
If they want to put you on blood thiners - Lovanox or warfarin - tell them to eff themselves and take 81mg aspirin per day with four tumblers of whiskey.
Trust me: I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Posted by: Clayton Barnett at Mon Aug 9 18:10:45 2021 (QMNdN)
I have sent good wishes and prayers your way. Keep punching and get well soon!
Posted by: Ed Hering at Mon Aug 9 18:39:18 2021 (/cXdK)
Good to see that you are doing better. Keep on and make a full recovery! Prayers for your full recovery will continue!
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Mon Aug 9 19:54:20 2021 (zjM9/)
Yay yay yay, yay yay yay!
Btw, my friend Foxfier says it's great that you figured out it was a stroke, as a lot of folks and their medical professionals don't.
Also, "That guy sets a new standard for dedication to making sure people who will worry have accurate information to worry on."
She and her husband are both Navy folks, so maybe it's a case of like recognizing like?
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Mon Aug 9 21:11:34 2021 (sF8WE)
Best wishes for your recovery, Brick.
Posted by: Canthros at Mon Aug 9 21:14:43 2021 (mToqK)
Good luck to you. I hope your recovery is both complete and rapid! You'll be in my prayers.
Posted by: Towering Barbarian at Mon Aug 9 22:01:21 2021 (gJSh7)
Whew, that's a significant relief! It's also great that you have your folks as a support network, unlike SDB.
So actual O2 deprivation, but not caused by a clot? Not sure if that's better or worse.
Posted by: Mauser at Mon Aug 9 22:14:40 2021 (Ix1l6)
Really glad you're home already - or at least, at your folks' place.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Mon Aug 9 23:20:43 2021 (PiXy!)
Welcome back, Brick! Every day's another victory over entropy...
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Tue Aug 10 14:11:19 2021 (v29Tn)
Glad to hear you're okay. Sending prayers for a good recovery.
Posted by: normal at Tue Aug 10 15:04:47 2021 (LADmw)
Hi Brick. Since you're starting to do a bit better, I thought I should bring up in case nobody else thinks to mention to you. You should probably look at talking to an employment attorney sometime in the very near future. At a minimum they should be able to help you with the worker's comp claim. They would also be able to help you determine if your employer created an unhealthy work environment, which has implications for them not just for your case, but all the workers in a similar situation. Whatever you do, don't agree to anything from your employer without talking to an attorney at this stage.
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Wed Aug 11 08:30:46 2021 (7dKkG)
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