Tuesday, October 24, 2017

My Stroke Update

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.   

7 comments:

John T. Mann said...

I hope you continue a rapid recovery and look forward to your next book.



Grace Compton said...

Prayers for your continued recovery, keep up the good work you are doing GREAT.

DWMC said...

Good to hear that you are recovering quickly. We'll pray that the vision problems disappear (sort of a pun). You probably needed some downtime anyroad.

Kona Tim said...

Barry, you've been in my prayers since I heard you were hospitalized. You know you have my very best wishes and continued prayers. As a fellow historian, I understand how emotionally bonded you are to the exchange of ideas through the written word. I'm blessed to have one of your books in my library, and hope to add your new one when it's ready. Aloha, cousin!

Kona Tim said...

Barry, you've been in my prayers since I heard you were hospitalized. You know you have my very best wishes and continued prayers. As a fellow historian, I understand how emotionally bonded you are to the exchange of ideas through the written word. I'm blessed to have one of your books in my library, and hope to add your new one when it's ready. Aloha, cousin!

Marilyn's Blog said...

Barry,
I am so glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery. It sounds like you are doing well and progressing rather quickly. I hope and pray that you will be back to writing again and doing all of the things that you love to do.
Your S IL cuz,
Marilyn

Joe said...

Barra
So glad to see your post--what a scary time for you and yours.
Hope you are well on the way to recovery and looking forward to that new book yours.
Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi 's nach fhaic

Tioradh
Joe