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First of all, my deepest thanks to all of you who offered prayers and energy for my beloved and myself. I felt your strength supporting me throughout yesterday.

Now, it seems to me that in at least one regard, doctors are like pagans: ask two of them a question and you'll get three opinions. Long story short, after a CAT scan of my brain (they found nothing, ha ha ha) and ultrasound examinations of my carotid arteries (basically clean) and my heart (likewise), they don't really have a clue as to what happened to me.

Could have been a TIA, could have been a complication of hyperglycemia, or could have been… well, they don't know what else but maybe it wasn't either of these.

So, what's next? Like a lot of guys, I needed a wake-up call to get off my ass and start doing what I should have been doing all along: taking better care of myself. That's on the top of my agenda, and I'll keep y'all posted as to what's what as I go along.

Once again, thank you.

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Date: 2009-06-14 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ithildae.livejournal.com
Thanks for letting us know. I am happy that they did not find any of the (serious) obvious problems. I will keep praying that it was nothing more that a wakeup call that we are no longer twenty. We need to start maintaining our bodies. (At least, I certainly need to do more for my body.)

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Date: 2009-06-14 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valarltd.livejournal.com
Glad you're home and here's hoping you feel better.

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Date: 2009-06-15 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] javagoth.livejournal.com
Glad you're doing better!

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Date: 2009-06-15 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] varushka.livejournal.com
You're a medical mystery! Not knowing can be...unsettling.

Glad you're home again and redoubling your efforts toward good health.

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Date: 2009-06-15 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mba500.livejournal.com
Glad to see you back up and around.

I consider doctors to be technicians that need some help and pointers for them to narrow it down. Like I told River, go ahead a research your symptoms up and down, even things you did not mentioned when you went to emergency.

Then cross reference action steps you want to discuss with your doctor on the next round.

Take care

PS

Date: 2009-06-15 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mba500.livejournal.com
About the wake up call thing. It seems we all wait until something threatens our very existence before we get serious about change.

Glad that you are extremely motivated to use this experience as a launching pad to comprhensively take care of yourself.

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Date: 2009-06-15 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 5footwave.livejournal.com
I'm glad the wake-up call was not as harsh as it might have been.

Energy and positive thoughts continue from my little corner. With a hug on top.

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Date: 2009-06-15 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfs.livejournal.com
I had one of those a few months ago! Same deal: after all the tests, "we just don't know." Coulda been an ear infection, for all they know.

Glad to hear you're all right, though. Count yourself lucky.

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Date: 2009-06-16 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firefly67.livejournal.com
Good to know you are home and apparently in no danger. Docs often can't isolate what an event might have been, let alone its cause. But if you start being more health conscious, diet conscious, whatever it takes--chances are you can minimize the possibility of this happening again, or worse things. Hang in there & do keep letting us all know how you are doing! (hugs and fresh salmon!)
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