Saturday, October 27, 2012

At Home Again

Ahhh! It is good to be home. Alone for once. No more people coming in and out at all times of the night and day.

Having just spent three weeks in hospital it is just nice to be quiet.

At the end of September I had a TIA, the acronym for a Transient Ischaemic Attack. In laymans terms a momentary loss of blood supply to a portion of my brain caused by a blood clot. This is basically a minor stroke.

Luckily the symptoms pass quickly. I did lose about twenty pounds in weight during my hospitalization. Not a bad thing for me, who needed to lose some pounds.

For a couple of weeks I was confined to a wheelchair, wow what a payback for my earlier post about people in wheelchairs.

My abiding memory of my stay in physical therapy rehabilitation was a cry from a nurse as I wheeled myself along a corridorm alone. "That's a blind man. And he's in a wheelchair!" Some hands soon grabbed the chair and I was gently wheeled back to my room for a rest.

The crew of staff at Fresno Community were pretty good though. Making me work hard for my supper. You sometimes need that, and I hope I taught them one or two things about being blind too.

Anyway thanks to the staff on the 9th and 6th floor. You are priceless.