I am assured that everyone is different, so here’s a draft and definitely incomplete narrative of the timeline that tracks my stroke and treatment to date; Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 4:00 AM. A severe headache woke me and got me out of bed. My wife found me in the kitchen at 4:30 AM, clutching my head. The pain was on the right side of my head. My wife convinced me to take a couple of Tylenol and try to go back to sleep. By the time I felt comfortable enough to get up, my darling was dressed on pretty much … Continue reading The timeline of a Stroke
After all my successes with the cancer, a DAVF snuck up on me and ruptured! A ‘bleed on the brain’ is no fun at all. At least it hasn’t left any permanent or significant damage…. or at least it hasn’t been identified as such yet. We’re still assessing the damage and the implications. Okay, so what the heck am I talking about? On November 5, 2013, weeks away from the six anniversary of the surgical intervention for my cancer, I had a STROKE that was due to a spontaneous (non-traumatic) right temporal-parietal lobe haemorrhage. They did a ‘fix’ through a … Continue reading Watch out for DAVFs!! Sneaky things…Yes, it means I had a stroke!!