Monday, July 30, 2012

It's Almost August!

I know I promised to be better about posting to this blog. That was back in December and it's almost August! Sorry about that. It's been a crazy bunch of months.

In late January, I had a stroke. Fortunately, I could tell that I'd had one and my wife took me to the hospital ASAP. They treated me with a medicine called TPA (I have no idea what that is short for. All I know is, it works!) I have hardly any residual effect from the stroke. The only thing I've noticed is a little numbness in my left foot. What a blessing.

Last week, our daughter gave birth to a healthy little baby boy. Our first grandbaby! In the meantime, the Miniature Club members finished their room boxes of the barbershop, and we've started work on the front porch project. I should have some pictures to post in the not too distant future - if I get any time to do that. Visits to see the grandbaby will definitely take priority!


P.S. I thought you might appreciate knowing what the symptoms of a stroke are. General symptoms of a stroke include:
  • Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body. (this is what I had)
  • Sudden vision changes.
  • Sudden trouble speaking.
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.
  • Sudden problems with walking or balance.
  • A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches. 


dalesdreams said...

Oh, my goodness! That must have been so scary. Thank goodness you don't have a lot of side effects.

I know someone that suffered a stroke this year and was not so fortunate as you.

Welcome back! :)

Karolyn said...

It's nice to have you back. I'm glad that you had minimal effects from the stroke. Positive thoughts to you for wellness.

Josje said...

Hi Geaorge, good to hear from you again. Thank goodness you have come through your stroke OK. I hope to see you back at miniatures soon , although that other miniature is - understandably- coming before the wooden ones ;-).

cristina said...

que alegria saber que ya estas mejor, mucho animo y felicidades por tu talento y generosidad al compartirlo
recibe muchos saludos :)

George the Miniguy said...

Thanks everyone! Yes, my doctors have all told me I was a very lucky guy, and I have to agree with them.

susanne said...

I think you dont need to apolygize for nothing!
But embraze the wonderful fact that you was lucky to have help so quickly, wasnt too "injuried" and you live!!
It cause for a celebration of life both for you and for your grandchild, who now is so lucky to have a grandpa to be spoiled by!!

I wish you the very best life + time with your gradchild AND with your wonderful wife who acted as a true hero at such a critical time.She deserves many hugs and kisses for the rest of your life...SMILING!!

Karin Corbin said...

So glad you were prepared by knowing the symptoms. Thanks for listing them for us, it is always good to be reminded of such things.

My left foot has been numb for the better part of 3 decades, old injury to the spine. The numbness is very easy to live with; in terms of health issues it is only a tiny blip on the radar.

Idske said...

You are very lucky indeed! Both my parents suffered strokes and I know that immediate action is essential to a good recovery. Enjoy the little one, but I also look forward to new miniature posts as I learned how to make cabriole legs from your blog about a year or so ago! Thank you!

Gee said...

congratulations to your wife and yourself on being a grandmom and granddad!
Hope you will have lots of fun with the mini-guy :)
So glad you are well, after your stroke; that must have scared the hell out of the both of you!
Don't rush yourself, take the time you need, we don't go anywhere :)

Debs said...

What a scare, glad to hear you are on the road to recovery and that you can enjoy the miniatures.

Tim Ettenheim said...

I'm also glad you're back...missed the posts. Is there a good forum out there for people to post their construction projects?
Many thanks,

Norma said...

I'm VERY late visiting and commenting but I just had to add my congratulations on your new grandchild - who won't be quite so little now!

Also, that's terrible news about your health, but how fortunate you are to have such a great recovery.

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