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Just A Quick Update

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172019
 

Today is just going to be a quick update because I am still not feeling well.



Thank you to everybody who expressed concern after reading yesterday’s blog where I talked about having a weird episode of dizziness and tingling in my head. Two retired doctors and a couple of nurses who read my blog were all quick to contact me to say I needed to see a doctor ASAP.

When I woke up yesterday morning the dull headache was still there and I felt very hung over, though I never drink. I went to the doctor yesterday afternoon, and like the blog readers with medical backgrounds, she said it might have been a TIA (mini stroke) and said she was going to schedule me for an MRI. At the time, she said it was too late in the day to get it, so it would probably be done today. But half an hour later they called and said to go right to the imaging center to get it done. We did that and came home, and hopefully we will hear back from the doctor today. Overall, I feel fine right now. I just have a dull headache and I am exhausted. I feel like I could go to bed and sleep for a hundred years.


I appreciate everybody’s concern and prayers. Don’t worry, I have a lot of living left to do, so I’ll be around to get underfoot for a long time yet.

Hopefully I will feel better and will write more tomorrow

Thought For The Day – Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. – Benjamin Franklin

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 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
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 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
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 Posted by at 1:30 am  Nick's Blog
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