Brain Surgery

Brain Surgery

May, 2012, I sat alone in a hospital bed in Hamburg Germany, about to undergo serious brain surgery the next morning to repair a cerebral hemorrhage near the border of my brain stem. I knew the risks, having spent over 15 years as a physical therapist in the neurological field. ..Continue Reading

Meningitis

Meningitis

My bout with Meningitis in 2012 really laid me low. During the first several days at the beginning, I was delirious with pain, only semi-conscious, heavily sedated, and confined to the hospital’s intensive care unit. I have it on pretty good authority that I had become the poster boy as ..Continue Reading

Atrial Fibrillations

Atrial Fibrillations

There I was, wired to monitors in a hospital bed, my team of cardiologists standing together at the foot of the bed, explaining to me that the only viable treatment for my atrial fibrillations and frighteningly irregular heartbeat required that I agree to electro-shock treatment scheduled for the following day. ..Continue Reading

Broken Ankle and UTI

Broken Ankle and UTI

I can’t thank Morgan enough for at two magical repairs at a time they were badly needed. The first happened when I twisted my ankle in a high-heeled shoe and couldn’t shake the pain. I’d called to say “I broke it,” and in her brilliant, non-local way she said, “No ..Continue Reading