Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Woo Hoo, I'm Probably Going To Live!

The past three months have been hell. And I blame it all on the computer! I was using the damn thing when my arm went numb. The Hospital gleefully informed me it was likely a stroke! It turned out that it wasn't, but they got their digs in with CT scan that showed I had at some point actually had a stroke, the technical term being 'Silent Stroke', there are no symptoms, it just happens.

This started a nasty sequence of hospital related activities that I did not enjoy at all! I hate hospitals to begin with, I don't even like visiting people in the place, never mind being the 'victim'. I swear they stick needles in just because they have a sadistic streak.

Today I got the results of all of the poking, prodding, pricking, MRI'ing, Ultrasounding, heart monitoring, CT scanning, and all the rest of it! Other than having ridiculously high Blood Pressure, they have declared me likely to live! When they took my BP I clocked in at 212/110 which had them reaching for their Tums!

So they have upped the drug level to a dosage that is in the range that likely contravenes the SALT treaty, and I am now the proud owner of a swishy at home Blood Pressure monitor! I wonder how much I can get for it on eBay?

Oh, and for the foreseeable future I get to meet with the delightful Stroke people every two weeks. About the onlt amusing part of this whole adventure is that they want to include Jan in these sessions, so she likely will get as much abuse as I do! hahahaha


Omar Cruz said...
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bigsoxfan said...

Hey Simon, gotta love that Omar. Such a warm fuzzy guy. Glad to hear you will live to drink beer again. No such luck here, no news. I would tell you the latest rumor, but I have to renew my visa today. Look for news in the Am. Mark

Simon Barrett said...

F'ing spammers! I swear if they put as much effort into getting a real job as they do in spamming they would all be rich!

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Glad to hear you are okay, Simon. Now if they could just correct that psycological deficiency you would be flying high!

I tuned in too late to see the Omar post...must have been a doozie to get you worked up so, Simon.

Luckily there is no beer shortage here on Saipan. PLenty to go around.