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    You haven't heard from me in a while. The good news is that I'm still here! On March 19th, the first of our outdoor track practices, I suffered a stroke in that wipes out the entire left hemisphere of my field of vision. That kind of stroke is called hemianopia. That stroke was the result of a blood infection that targeted my aortic valve. On April 11th I had heart surgery to replace that damaged valve. I am still on antibiotics via a PICC valve but that will be removed tomorrow, and then cardiac rehab for twelve week will begin.

    I don;t know how much of my vision will return, but my neurologist says that I will continue to develop strategies that make it a little easier to read and type on a computer. This was almost impossible a month ago.

    My goal is to come back to coach cross country in the fall. Vision will be issue, especially since I am unable to drive. But my neurologist believes that I will be able to get my license reinstates.

    So, that's my story.

    It's good to be back!

    Heck, it's good to alive!

  • #2
    It's great to see you back Ken.
    Jo Bowyer
    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi


    • #3
      Good to see you getting back into the swing of things


      • #4
        Welcome back and happy to see you again Ken.
        Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. L VINCI
        We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. I NEWTON

        Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not a bit simpler.
        If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. Albert Einstein


        • #5
          Welcome back Ken, and all the best with your rehab and recovery. I share your hope that you can get back to coaching cross country!


          • #6
            Glad to hear you're okay and back to soma simple. All the best. I'm sure you'll teach the rehab staff a thing or two!
            "The views expressed here are my own and do not reflect the views of my employer."