Two Strokes, an Update. Sort of old news now, but as many will know, I had two strokes. The first one came on 28 September. I just thought I felt bad, took some ibuprofen and rested. This was a great mistake of course. Then, late on the night of 30 September, I had another stroke, lost my ability to talk, lost much of my vision, etc. So, there was a helicopter flight to an ICU in Memphis, a lot of tubes, injections, medical procedures, etc. To bring the tale up to date, here I am some three weeks and a few days later, and I am in the recovery phase. I can now talk fairly well. All in all, I have been blessed I think, as strokes can be very brutal and I seem to have recovered fairly well. I still have vision problems, and I do not know to what extent my visions will recover. Too soon to tell. Writing and reading are linked to vision health. I am a man of letters, a man who reads much, who does research, who writes, and who has published books. I am concerned if I can still perform these tasks. Today, 24 October, I will write some today on my current book project. This is the book I have been working on concerning Scots-Irish folklore, Faeries, and the Second Sight. Prior to the strokes, the work was going well. Today, I begin writing again. We will see how it goes.
Anyroad, I send you all warm and genuine thanks for the many blessings, prayers, best wishes, for my health and recovery. These are all greatly appreciated and valued.