Well here I am...

Well here I am...

PostBy: mkline On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:32 pm

...in the hospital after having a stroke on Monday night. Went downstairs and sat down to watch the news at 11 and slowly lost use of my right side. I tried to get up and from my chair and fell down. I wasn't scared or anything, just wondering what was going on. I'll check back in later.

Mike
mkline
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak x 2...Old and New
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove/Anthracite

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:40 pm

Dang.....Good you got to the hospital and are getting the necessary care.

Keep us posted.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:39 pm

Hang tough Mike. Prayers comin your way :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:49 pm

Glad you had sense enough to get to the hospital where they can get you squared away, we'll keep you in our prayers.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:07 pm

Hope it wasn't a very severe one and hope you have a full speedy recovery. You are in my prayers.
newbie in ny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:13 pm

Damn Mike,
I hope you are back in shape in no time. I will say a prayer for your speedy recovery.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: mkline On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:20 pm

Thanks guys. I'm doing a lot better and am even getting discharged from the rehab center that I've been at since Friday afternoon. I can walk well enough but am having a little trouble with my right arm. Of course I'm right handed so it's been a real experience. Tomorrow I get to go home and it will be great to sleep in my own bed again. I guess I have to stop living the good life and eat a little bit better :poke: and have to cut down on the :beer: .


Mike
mkline
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak x 2...Old and New
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove/Anthracite

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:24 pm

I hear ya about sleepin in your own bed--7 wks on my back at Cortland Hospital & I swear the beds are made for migets:) Good you're doin better my friend :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: labman On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:09 pm

Hang in there. Had one 25 years ago, and I was young then. being idle is the worst part. I haven't worked in 10 months now, been on disability, and it's driving me nuts!
labman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: harman mk II
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: MK II

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:34 pm

Mike, glad your doing better, for everyone else, fyi , when having a stroke time is important, you need to get help within three hours Max, after that its bad news.. If you don't know the symptoms of a stroke look it up, also how to tell if someone else is having one, you could save a life..
grumpy
 

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:26 pm

I'm Glad You Checked In,both at the Hospital,and here! Sounds like your on the Road To Restoration,Mike. Stay with the follow-ups,and Learn More about what hit You. This being Human Thing can wear a Guy out. See what You can do to treat Yourself Better. From what You've already shared with us,I do believe Your heading in the right direction. Take Care,and don't be a stranger. :yes:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:02 am

One thing to remember with any type of rehab mike is that those in the medical field go through this everyday. Some days you may think you are well enough to start doing more or eating things they suggest not but this is your first time around. Think of it as a gift from God & your getting a second chance instead of having "the big one" right off. Listen & learn.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:02 pm

samhill wrote:One thing to remember with any type of rehab mike is that those in the medical field go through this everyday. Some days you may think you are well enough to start doing more or eating things they suggest not but this is your first time around. Think of it as a gift from God & your getting a second chance instead of having "the big one" right off. Listen & learn.



Excellent advice. Hope you have a full fast recovery.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Well here I am...

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:22 pm

You received a gift, so I'd suggest you pay CLOSE attention to the lifestyle choices outlined for you. Some foods will be gone forever, less of all the things you have come to love, HOWEVER the meds and activities they advise will keep you around for a long time. Ramp up slowly to where you were, and if you are a smoker.....guess what......you aren't any more. The Big Dirt Nap is greatly overrated, and there are not ANY virgins where you were headed, so sit back, relax your lifestyle, and please share more about your journey. Just when you thought you had it made, something shows you that having a life is a task we all have to work to maintain. Good luck as you get back to normal, and remember how much better good health feels. We'll see you out walking, and exchange some Coal tidbits..... :idea: :!:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB