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It came out of the blue last week. On Tuesday I sat down at the computer after dinner to file the day's sales transactions. I looked at the screen and felt lost. I couldn't understand how to do a simple task I'd performed daily for nearly seven years. I had to stop for fear I'd mess things up. I went to bed, and then everything was normal again the next morning.
Three days later I was walking across the parking lot after physical therapy. I felt myself tilting to the right but couldn't regain balance. Three steps later I was sprawled on the trunk of a parked car. It must have looked comical. I was disoriented as I gingerly made my way to the van 50 steps away. I was able to drive home and felt fine by the time I got there.
Maybe there will be good news for a change -- nothing significant, nothing to worry about. After all, I'm already on the blood-thinning drug (Coumadin) that would be prescribed for stroke prevention. Maybe my wobble in the parking lot was a brief bonk caused by that morning's PT workout. Maybe my confusion at the computer was due to the glass of wine with dinner.
Or maybe these were the first signs of Alzheimer's. Just kidding! Nobody's luck could be that bad, could it?
Originally posted by antar
It really does bring it home when these types of things happen. Thanks for sharing and we will all send our positive thoughts his way and yours too.