Saturday, 10 March 2012

a bit of a shock

hi, this will be brief for reasons that are obvious. About a week ago I suffered a sub-arachnoid brain haemorrage. I am out of hospital now and the prognosis is that I will eventually make a full recovery. For now though, even the smallest task requires a subsequent lengthy recuperative rest, especially anything involving using mental faculties.
But it is a blessing to find myself surrounded by the kindness and love of those closest to me.
there have been many thoughts whilst immobile in pain in my hospital bed, but for now they will have to wait. Hopefully, during my long enforced convalesence I shall have the wherewithall to articulate some.


Kay G. said...

Okay, I know that I am just some daft woman from America but this is what I know: if you can write this post with something not quite right with your brain, then there must be a really wonderful brain inside your head.
Take care of yourself and let your loved ones surround you and let that loving attention heal you.
Sending best wishes,

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Pete:
This has been such a shock for us too.

We can only say that in the past two years of our own struggles with illness and recovery, it is the love and support of friends and family which really do carry one through. How wonderful that you are blessed with such kindness.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

Librarian said...

It was indeed a bit of a shock; when I researched the term "sub-arachnoid brain haemorrage", what I found sounded very scary, and I am amazed and glad to hear you are out of hospital already and well enough to post on your blog, even if it is just a short post.
How good to have people close you can rely on!
All the best.

PerlNumquist said...

thank you for your good wishes. I did rather pay for the effort writing that post with several hours of blinding headache. It seems my intellectual stamina is almost zero at the moment. But things are definitely on the mend. I am going try walking a bit today. Just a few tens of metres. Such a difference from my capabilities even seconds before my bleed happened.
but first: morning drugs. Many drugs: