Ok gang, here it is. Believe it or not I got a call from someone and said that because of the conversation in the party thread and then all of a sudden I said I was going on a vacation for 1-3 weeks... they wanted to know if Ernie was referring to me with his followup...
Laugh... no, he wasn't (I hope he wasn't anyway)... But I guess now I owe a better explanation.
I've been keeping a little secret... 3 weeks ago I had a stroke.
A mild one but a stroke none the less. I arrived back in Houston on a Thursday from 3 weeks in Philly, and Friday morning is when I had it. They gave me one of those walker things to use but I balked and wouldn't use it, so they gave me one of those multi-legged canes. It's not bad and it does help me walking. I use it on the right side and my arm/hand/leg go numb and I usually fall to that side, or kind of drift to that side. However the other day I started to drift to the left side and fell a few times because dopey me didn't want people to stare at me using a walker, which would have balanced and guided me.
Anyway.... I have debated whether or not to even mention this on here. However today I go back to the VA Hospital to find out how they are going to do this operation to unclog my arteries... and when. If I have the operation, I doubt very much I will make it to the party... since I do not know when they will do it but I do know it will be sooner than later. if they decide not to operate and dissolve the blockage by medicine and injections, if it's not that severe, then there will be no recuperation (I think) and I will be free to attend the party.
My problem is myself... I am my own worst enemy. I am not comfortable using the cane or anything else for that fact... in public. But I think telling everyone now, kind of eliminates that "fear" of attending the party with a walker, etc. See what I mean? Even typing on here can be a slight problem since my fingers kind of type a word that they think it should be typed... laugh... it takes a while sometimes to re-read my post and then I correct my mistakes before I hit the "post" button.
Up to now only a few people on here know all this and they have been extremely supportive and very nice.
I hope I haven't bored y'all now... and you're dropping off to sleep.. laugh
I really am looking forward to the party and hope I can make it... I already know I won't make Kevin Black's concert on that Friday night. My 7 year old daughter is having a father/daughter dance and it's my first... wheeeeeee.... and that's on the same Friday night. I've already hired a stretch limo to pick me up and then go pick her up. It will be a fun night I hope. I just won't be doing any fast dancing that's for sure... laugh. But then again with shaking and fallen maybe people will think I am inventing a new dance step. laugh
That's it for now, I let y'all know the outcome of the doctor's visit today.... but hey! on the positive side I now can get one of those blue handicap signs for parking! laugh