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Here I am again...
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 04, 2017 07:23PM
I fell asleep in a dining chair and woke up with my body in a very awkward position.

My medications were right in front of me, so I began to take them. I was dropping them and having a tough time picking them up. My right hand and arm were hard to control.

Then I knocked over my coffee cup and it spilled all over my bed. I could see that something was wrong with me, so I called my primary care doctor and was told to go to the Emergency room in South Laguna.

Now, I have been transferred to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. And here I wait to learn what is going on with me.

Because of the lack of control I have over my hand, typing on my phone is so difficult!

They are going to do an MRI shortly.

I'm worried about who will take care of Precious if something happens to me. Mavis is just not the one to do that, unfortunately.

That's it for now, my friends.



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Spiff
Date: August 04, 2017 07:55PM
Gahhhh! I am hopeful for you, it have my worries. Keep us updated.
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: wave rider
Date: August 04, 2017 08:33PM
Hopeful thoughts coming your way GeneL...



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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: August 04, 2017 08:40PM
Prayers for you, man.

Beware the TIA. The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

(Had several relatives with similar symptoms as they hit their late 70s. Mini-strokes. They survived and recovered. Whether that's what hit you or something else, get well soon!)







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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: blooz
Date: August 04, 2017 08:58PM
Wow, Gene. I hope your situation improves to be much better quickly!
Thinking of you.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 04, 2017 09:17PM
Thoughts are with you



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 04, 2017 09:18PM
Thanks guys...

I feel as if I should have titled my thread, "Oh no!, here I am again! “



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: pipiens
Date: August 04, 2017 09:27PM
Get better quickly Gene. We all want to visit and booze it up with you. Maybe a few hookers too.
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Posted by: Grateful11
Date: August 04, 2017 09:29PM
Hope they can find out what's going on. Get well soon Gene!



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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 04, 2017 09:32PM
Thinking good thoughts for you, Gene!



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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 04, 2017 10:03PM
Best wishes, Gene, Gene. You can't be no dancing machine with that going on! Get to the bottom of it!

Btw, didn't know you spent time in my fair city during your days as a Terrier! Curious to hear more about that.
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: August 04, 2017 10:09PM
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GeneL
...typing on my phone is so difficult
... but you're doing a great job of typing, which is a good sign! Best wishes, hope the docs will help you feel better soon, and that you won't have to spend too many days in a hospital.
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 04, 2017 10:49PM
Post pics of the nurses before you leave.

That key on your iPhone keyboard next to the space bar is to activate your mic and it will allow you to give dictation. Give it a try. And get well soon!



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 04, 2017 11:40PM
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mrbigstuff

Btw, didn't know you spent time in my fair city during your days as a Terrier! Curious to hear more about that.

I'm afraid that I can't say too much about my time there. Living at the Miles Standish, having a '55 Merc convertible, having a head on collision with the Catholic chaplain of BU (he went through the light, but try making that case in Boston. Ha ha). Yes, there were many stories and that was in the first few months! Maybe another time?

A-Polly, not doing such a great job of typing. I keeping tapping the wrong keys due to whatever is affecting my right hand and arm. You should see me trying to eat. I feel like a two year old.

As far as the mic on the keyboard (I'm using an android Note 5 phone) I have never been able to dictate successfully.

I still have no idea exactly what is going on with me.

I will post an update when I get more information.

Thanks to everyone. I feel a little less alone when I read your messages.



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 05, 2017 12:08AM
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mrbigstuff

Btw, didn't know you spent time in my fair city during your days as a Terrier! Curious to hear more about that.

I'm afraid that I can't say too much about my time there. Living at the Miles Standish, having a '55 Merc convertible, having a head on collision with the Catholic chaplain of Bush (he went through the light, but try making that case in Boston. Ha ha). Yes, there were many stories and that was in the first few months! Maybe another time?

A-Polly, not doing such a great job of typing. I keeping tapping the wrong keys due to whatever is affecting my right hand and arm. You should see me trying to eat. I feel like a two year old.

As far as the mic on the keyboard (I'm using an android Note 5 phone) I have never been able to dictate successfully.

I still have no idea exactly what is going on with me.

I will post an update when I get more information.

Thanks to everyone. I feel a little less alone when I read your messages.



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: August 05, 2017 12:28AM
Yes, please do keep us updated. You have lots of friends here who care how you're doing.



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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Z
Date: August 05, 2017 12:30AM
Gene - good vibes being sent your way from AK.
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 05, 2017 04:21AM
It's so good to hear from you guys.

I just had an MRI of my head. They don't know if the problem with my right hand is due to a stroke or because I fell asleep in a wooden dining chair and ended up in a very awkward position that could have affected nerves in my neck, arm and hand.

I won't know what is found until the morning. I will be posting the news whenever I get some.

Thanks for hanging in with me.



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Michael
Date: August 05, 2017 05:06AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted by: Pam
Date: August 05, 2017 05:37AM
Positive thoughts for you Gene!
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Bernie
Date: August 05, 2017 07:00AM
Could we sticky this till GeneL's release?

Until your next Story you type from home I is here to post ya back.




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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 05, 2017 07:11AM
Best wishes for your recovery, Gene. Hang in there!



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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: billb
Date: August 05, 2017 07:42AM
Having fallen asleep at the kitchen table years and years ago (I was working too many hours) and waking up with pinched nerves and things not working, I hope it's just that.

Good luck Gene.



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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 05, 2017 08:26AM
Wishing you the best Gene...





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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 05, 2017 10:13AM
I love you guys! Words can't convey how much it means to me to have you all here with me.

billb, this morning, more than before, I am thinking that my hand and arm issue is due to a pinched nerve, especially because my neck hurts. I will certainly ask about this when the Dr comes in later. I did request a pain pill, so we will see if that helps.

MrNoBody, I had a good laugh from your "cat scan" picture. Who doesn't appreciate cat humor?

I got to sleep around 3 am and wanted to sleep longer, but my nurse came in to give me a pill a little after 7 am (it's a guy, so no pictures). I was going to go back to sleep, but breakfast arrived, giving me no choice but to stay up. Hospital food, that's all I can say. I guess I will stay up for the time being.

I will post more later on. I hope you all have a great weekend.



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 05, 2017 11:41AM
Quote
Speedy
Post pics of the nurses before you leave.

That key on your iPhone keyboard next to the space bar is to activate your mic and it will allow you to give dictation. Give it a try. And get well soon!

I was thinking that too.
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: billb
Date: August 05, 2017 12:26PM
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GeneL
(it's a guy, so no pictures).

Not even for Racer and Speedy ?



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Posted by: riley5108
Date: August 05, 2017 12:43PM
A pinched nerve can be very troublesome, but there are worse things GeneL. You are in my Indiana thoughts --- try an get some rest. Too bad about the male nurse...



- Riley
Southern Indiana, B-Town
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Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 05, 2017 02:48PM
As always, Gene, be well.



It is what it is.
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: raz
Date: August 05, 2017 03:06PM
Here's hoping for the best as well



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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 05, 2017 04:57PM
You missing up some crazy drinks for the staff there?

Is there a poster of Alessandra on the wall?
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 05, 2017 05:22PM
Sorry to hear you're under the weather. I wish you good health, as always.



"After a time, you may find, that having is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

- Mr. Spock



“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

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Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 05, 2017 07:18PM
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Posted by: DewGuy
Date: August 05, 2017 07:45PM
Hang in there GeneL, sending positive thoughts your way.
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 05, 2017 10:38PM
Nurses have shift changes! Next one might be an improvement... Get well quick!



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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 05, 2017 11:12PM
Hey, if you aren't taking advantage of the sponge baths, send some wet sponges and a nurse my way.
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Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 06, 2017 08:56AM
Best wishes Gene. Hang in there!
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Posted by: testcase
Date: August 06, 2017 10:15AM
We're all pulling for you, Gene. I hope you're feeling better soon. angel smiley
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Posted by: A-Polly
Date: August 06, 2017 10:45AM
Hope the morning finds you at home, feeling much better, GeneL! coffee smiley
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Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 06, 2017 03:48PM
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 06, 2017 08:20PM
All your posts mean a lot to me.

I'm home again, but the effect of the nerve trauma is making it hard for me to do what I want. It's hard to control my fingers in order to type.

Unfortunately, Mavis isn't giving me the understanding and support that I need right now. Outside of Mavis I have no other support system. My only long term friend is back in NY. Outside of my friends on the forum, I really don't have anyone to count on.

I have been feeling that I would like it all to be over.



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: decay
Date: August 06, 2017 10:38PM
Just got some time to check into thee four-um.

Sorry you're having a bad time, GeneL.

Hoping things improve for you, even if it's only a bit at a time.

Keep us posted! hamster dance



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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: pipiens
Date: August 06, 2017 11:21PM
Hi Gene
I hope you start feeling better soon. In the meantime maybe a project of some sort will take your mind off the problems. Have you written your memoirs yet?
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Re: Here I am again...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 07, 2017 05:51PM
Gene, you don't have any senior centers near you? Combined with the public transit system that offers rides to seniors, you should be able to hitch a ride with them.
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