Bighead Steve

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saw
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Bighead Steve

Post by saw » January 28th, 2022, 6:02 pm

my skull weighed at least a ton
I couldn't imagine what had happened
but....when I woke up for my nightly slumber
I had this gigantic head on my shoulders
and it was heavy as hell lugging it down the hall
but somehow I managed to find the hot water
because I was thinkin' maybe heat would help
and the idea of a stroke never presents itself
but there are clues, I don't understand the written word
as I sit on the closed toilet seat staring at the crossword puzzle
so in retrospect I had thoughts, I thought I'd try to read
and I thought the warm shower might make this go away
sounds odd, because I also believed my head weighed
about as much as a Pacific Walrus, I think some instinct took over
temporarily....and I thought I should keep moving
and so I began to pace back and forth, and I thought
of the computer, and I concentrated on this thin black tower
with small holes in the side, to breathe, I surmised
and I realized...., I ...was breathing....and that felt good to know
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Re: Bighead Steve

Post by stilltrucking » January 28th, 2022, 7:56 pm

breathing, reading and typing feels good too
my nightly slumber comes interrupted about every two hours by nature's call
i wake up to one foot on fire as i limp towards the head

you are okay now i hope

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Re: Bighead Steve

Post by creativesoul » January 30th, 2022, 12:14 am

Images of a giant head on a leash.

It does not sound fun.. but nice piece. Hope you are ok
reason is over rated, as is logic and common sense-i much prefer the passions of a crazy old woman, cats and dogs and jungle foliage- tropic rain-and a defined sense of who brings the stars up at night and the sun up in the morning---

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Re: Bighead Steve

Post by mnaz » February 5th, 2022, 5:14 pm

Yes, keep moving. Breathe as deeply as possible.

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Re: Bighead Steve

Post by stilltrucking » February 5th, 2022, 10:18 pm

but take it easy too
I used to live /still living by my Applewatch™ good tech helps that's my excuse for shopping

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Re: Bighead Steve

Post by Doreen Peri » February 5th, 2022, 10:30 pm

Very vivid descriptive poem!! I’m so sorry to read you went through this. How frightening!

Was it a stroke?

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Re: Bighead Steve

Post by saw » February 6th, 2022, 9:43 am

yeah doreen.....mini stroke.....they can't find out why ( Hopkins )......but MRI shows damage to left frontal lobe.....Honestly, I feel pretty good......back to my version of normal......but in the process, lost a great deal of my hearing......Went for a nice long hike along the river yesterday....life is good
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Re: Bighead Steve

Post by sasha » February 6th, 2022, 12:41 pm

Terrifying when something breaks and the machine just starts wheeling out of control. Since my own TIA, my balance is shot to hell - I can't look straight overhead without leaning against something for support. I guess these breakdowns are gonna happen more frequently the closer we get to The End.....

Glad to hear you've restored enough functionality to find a little spiritual peace in a riverside hike - too cold for that up here, but it's supposed to get up into the 40s later this week.
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Re: Bighead Steve

Post by Doreen Peri » February 8th, 2022, 6:31 pm

Steve, I totally forgot that it was a mini stroke that caused the hearing difficulties. I’m so glad you’re ok!

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