Like many things I do apparently it takes me time to get up to speed and actually get on with it because what can only be described as my"Anna Nicole episode" didn't come until Saturday afternoon but a few days before that are a blur.
Just don't ask for details. I was busy - well - having the run-up to a little stroke. But through it all, a stream of social media has kept me connected and now it's helping me not just recover but document and test.
Somewhere there's a memory of a phone conversation Friday night. Next snippet retrievable comes Saturday; another Michigan football debacle. And a burrito that wasn't that good. But the week's been like that.
We arrived in the ER just in time for the Redskins game which I watched from a room but have no memory of scores being scored or anything but being told it was an overtime win.
At some point I had tweeted that I'd had a cat scan but they'd found no cats. Kinda remember that. Shortly thereafter we had a working diagnosis of TIA and I was in a room on which they wrote the day, where I was and other important details. Not thinking this was good, I took a picture of it and sent it to facebook..
On Monday came the all salad lunch tray followed by close to an hour inside a magnet that sounds like an aircraft engine with a chaser of sound waves bouncing off random pulsing blood vessels and leaky valves.
I spent so much time in the bowels of radiology I was annoyed that I hadn't brought my phone so I could send photos and tweets about the whole overwhelming process.
At that point the neurologist was sticking with TIA with who knows what cause, the ultrasound folks had opinions on heart output & I was getting minerals via IV and horse pill. Finally I was sprung after being kept out of the shower all day Monday. Good; just in time for another football game I don't remember.
Every good adventure is followed by a recap. So Tuesday through Friday I've spent cross legged on my bed, cel phone ready to picture & text, rebuilding a picture of what happened when.
Putting myself thorough my own battery of tests, Second Life and facebook scrabble have reassured me and helped test spacial, visual and language skills. Twitter, tumblr & facebook mobile photos have allowed me to document and track activities and developments.
Who said Social Media serves no useful purpose? Working for me so far.