April 12, 1:15 a.m. Dear Friends -- I will be brief. I am writing NOT to be self-serving or bring attention to myself, but during the Easter weekend, I was carried via ambulance from my hometown, Hamilton, Ala., to Tupelo, Miss., to the North Mississippi Medical Center for what the EMTs said to be that I had a stroke. That was on Easter and I was in the hospital until the next Wednesday. I did have a stroke and during the stroke, my heart was kicked off-natural rhythm. So with the four doctors, three physical therapists, I was treated by some of the most gifted medical personnel I have ever known. The reason that I am sending you this is because I am not up to writing any hubs at the particular time and I have a heart specialist meeting on May 3, 2018, and I will know from there what I can do and what I cannot. But this, I do know. I am not a perfect man. Never said I was, but God IS. He stood by me in the shadows and fears that accompany such an event. And will continue to carry me the rest of the way. I hope to see you all very soon. Oh, and have a safe and happy Spring time. Sincerely yours, Kenneth
Thanks very much for this update. It’s so good to hear from you. I’m thankful that you have such wonderful medical professionals caring for you during this difficult time. Sending love, hugs, prayers and healing energy, my friend!
Oh my! I'm surprised you had the ability to even remember your HP community while you're in recovery! Thank you for letting us know. Sending healing thoughts your way. Given what we know about you, I hope your sense of humor will help speed your recovery. We'll look forward to seeing you back soon. Take care!
heidithorne -- thanks for the sweet post. I will elaborate on my stroke. One of the specialists told me that I had evidence that I had "several" strokes over the year and he, the specialist didn't have the answer, but in my heart, I knew WHOM was ordering my steps as well as you. He is whom I am listening to.
Kenneth, dear friend, I'm so sorry to hear of your latest setback. I'm concerned that you are having health problems, and I wish you a very speedy recovery. I'm sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. I hope to see you back in the saddle very soon, or perhaps I should say "the ole truck" as you are a true Southerner of me own heart. Love you!!
Hi, MizBejabbers . . . thank you so very much for your very sweet post. I am sitting here watching TV and trying hard to NOT lift things, write, or other activities that might cause my condition to be worse. Thanks for asking about me and you and All of My Great Followers, have a Blessed Night and weekend
Kenneth I have experienced some scary situations with my husband, he broken his neck from scooter accident, then back home three days and back to a heart hospital for quadruple heart bypass surgery, then later a pacemaker and defibrillator.The prayers of God's people and God sustained us, praying for God's guidance for your care. May God bless you and your family!
Dear Kenneth, Get all the rest and treatment you need. You are strong in Spirit and I know you will get through this. So many of us love you here at HP. Take a break if you need too, we will be here when you get better. And we are all praying and sending thoughts for your speedy recovery. Hang in there.
@ Margie -- thank you so much. I am resting and not doing things that cause stress or pressure. @ Jean --thank you so much for your support. I will get back with HP as soon as possible. And read the following . . . " I MISS YOU AND EVERYONE. LOVE YOU ALL."
Thank you for bringing us up-to-date with this very scary situation. So glad you're taking time off to recover from your stroke. You'll be missed, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take good care and we're looking forward to your return.
Kenneth, my friend, thank you for letting your fellow hubbers and followers know what you are going through. I am sure no one expects you to write any more hubs until you have a clearer diagnosis. however, I am confident you will get through this and be back on track writing more hubs in a month than I can in a year. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Get well soon Kenneth, it must be very hard times for you, but will pass over soon, just follow up your specialist and be positive, I know you’re very strong on head and by heart too. Bless you and take good care of you, we’d miss your poetry for sure.
Dear fellow hubber Kenneth, I am so relieved to see you post this. Thank you so much for giving us an update on your condition. God IS great and he has your back and front. Please take care of yourself, rest and no worries about writing or anything else. Hugs to you during your recovery.
I hope and pray for a speedy and full recovery for you, sir. God will always be faithful to those who believe and He will never leave or forsake you. Take care and hope to see you writing more hubs soon.
Strokes; the gift that keeps on giving. It's not if, it's when; just waiting for mine. Frankly, I think we should all be allowed to get prescribed suicide pills once we hit age 60. If it's not a stroke, it will be something else. My "something else" is already in progress, though docs are trying to stop it. When quality of life reaches a certain point, it's just not worth it anymore. Fortunately I'm still not there yet; but for all of us, it's only a matter of time. Enjoy life while you still can. Don't quit until the writing is on the wall and there's nothing left.
paradigmsearch, thanks for your words, and over the years, in a few of my hubs, I have stated that I AM NOT trying to live a religious life. I do claim to have a relationship with Christ and I will not apologize for that. Although I know that you might want to tell me about your thinking, but will my respect to you as my friend work?
Hope you recover quickly and get back to writing. I had a hard year last year - they thought I had a stroke - ambulance to the MRI, etc., but turned out to be a bad case of vertigo which comes back when it wants to. God bless!
Ken - so sorry for your difficulties. You seem to be someone who has a tenacious spirit and I know you will find a way to bounce back and re-engage in the writing you do whether it is here or elsewhere. At the Whistler Conference which is giving me all types of ideas some of which you may be interested in. I'll pm you. Best always.
@ lobobrandon -- thank you so much. I have a heart specialist meeting on May 3 and I will let everyone know what I am to do and not to do. But I am so thankful that Our Maker let me see one more day. -------------------------------------------------------------------- And Dear Natalie, you are so right. But I can confess truthfully that each thing does take its toll and I feel like sitting on the bank of some isolated river and watch the waves roll by. At least I can dream.
Kenneth, I had actually thought about calling you for a listening ear, but your problem is greater than mine, besides things seem to be getting better.
Strokes--nobody wants one, yet no one pays attention to the proper care of the body. Salt is a major villain. My article on Nagano: A Solid Gold for Longevity shows what the Japanese did to improve their lot.
Another tip: cayenne, aka capsicum, strengthens the entire circulatory system, including arterial walls. Black pepper has the opposite effect.
God bless you, my friend. You'll get through. Contrary to opinions in the replies here, it doesn't matter how old or young you are--as long as you can breathe, health can be improved and diseases reversed. The body is intelligent beyond our understanding.
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