Just thought I’d let you guys know why I haven’t been around for awhile. I’ve been in and out of the hospital since before July. Mostly due to falling. I fell 5 times and I still don’t know why. I didn’t feel dizzy, light-headed, or like I was having a stroke. I just fell. I didn’t hurt myself except on the 4th fall. I fell sideways and dislocated my right shoulder. Now, I have a gimpy right arm. I’m told it will take awhile before I have full “range of motion” in that arm. I was in two different hospitals two different times and both times I wound up on a ventilator because the doctors claimed I had a mild heart attack and my kidneys failed. I’m not so sure I believe them, but it wasn’t fun. I had to go to a rehab place (horrible, horrible places) for over 6 weeks in one place and 2 weeks in another. I fell again the day before Thanksgiving and wound up going to the hospital again on Thanksgiving day and the day after. Now, I am getting physical therapy, occupational therapy, and weekly visits from a nurse. I get the PT and OT twice a week each and they have helped me tremendously. I didn’t have a stroke or a TIA. The doctors aren’t sure what caused my kidneys to fail or my heart attack. I am 100% back to “normal” except I have to walk with a walker now because I’m afraid of falling again.
So, I just wanted to let you guys know what’s been happening with me. Please say some prayers that I will continue to recover and won’t fall again. It’s great to be back, but I am still confused with the new format.