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- May 31, 2015
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It seems you've been through hell brother Rollie! You're in our thoughts here at my homestead and among all our great members here I'm sure. Try to take things one step at a time. While I can't relate to the brain lesion, I can tell you that with high blood pressure, two heart stents, one heart attack and left bundle branch block, I do have a rather colorful cardio history and can relate to your heart issue. My best advice is try not to worry too much about it! It is what it is and the good news is they found it and can now manage it. Also, take the meds they prescribe the way they prescribe them as messing with the dosages of some of these heart meds can really ruin your day.For myself its been pretty weird. Ok, I am hillbilly Jim. I haven't been to the doctors in years. I have a few minor issues but was healthy as a horse. So I thought.
One a Monday night I lay awake in bed without a minutes sleep, never even felt tired. That next morning I call into work. That night I take some poor man's NyQuil and get a descents night sleep. I get up at the alarm, go to the bathroom attached to our bedroom, and urinate. My next memory is when I wake up with my knees are on the floor and my torso is spread out over the bed. I figure that sleep medicine is really messing with my and I better not drive so I call in again. This is unusual for me as I am pretty much a sure thing at work.
I feel ok but not very energetic Thursday and Friday. Saturday I go to the gym in the morning an while not ill I just don't have much gumption so I quit early. That whole day I lay around feeling less and less energetic. Around 9 or 10 that night I asked my wife to rub my neck as I feel tight. She does so for about 10 seconds and I feel very nauseous. I get up and tell her I am going to bed and head down the hallway.
I remember some tumbling just for a split second and the next memory I have is my wife crying over my body. She said I stiffened up and my eyes rolled back, she thought I was dying. I finally start coming to and convince her not to call 911. I said I was just going to go to bed.
In the middle of the night I get up to urinate and after flushing I remember that thick nausea again, that was the last thing. My wife said I didn't even pull my underwear up I just went down, this time bloodying my head. When I slowly come to she is talking to 911 and I convince her we don't need to go by ambulance and I manage to get to the car and we go to the emergency room.
First, they find I am A-fib. Then they tell me I have covid. The next day they do an MRI and find a lesion in my brain. The covid I recovered from cept for my taste just didn't come back much. For the A-fib they gave me blood thinners and a beta blocker, a few weeks ago I was given a cardioversion to shock the timing back in place. It worked for a few days but then fell right back out. Going to the heart doctor tomorrow to see what we need to do.
The brain lesion is the biggie. I will have my fourth MRI done this Friday. I was told the most likely, though not certain condition , is a low grade glioma (slow growing brain tumor).
Hang tough brother. We're all here for you! Keep us posted on your progress please