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So I had a stroke. (Off-Topic)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 07:53 (13 days ago) @ DocOctavius

Hey guys, some of you have been occasional gamemates for a long time so I felt like checking in and letting you know what happened this week. I'm in the hospital because I had an acute pontine infarct, also known as a brain stem stroke. Found out I had a small old stroke too but have no idea when. I'm very lucky, still walking and talking and my hands which were a little wonky all week are feeling much more accurate and quick, so hopefully I'll be able to game and play guitar as good as I used to soon. Not sure why this happened yet as I am only 38 years of age, and might never know, but I will appreciate each day much more I think. Anyway just had to drop in and say hi, I'm still kicking, and I want to urge you all to eat right and exercise to reduce your chance of this happening to you. My cholesterol and bp are high so it's possible that contributed to it. Best wishes from the Casey family and hope to talk to y'all again soon online or irl.

May your recovery be swift. So sorry this happened. It's a reminder for all of us to, in the immortal words of Mr. Zevon, "enjoy every sandwich".*

*just not too many


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