Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A personal note

Two weeks ago I suffered a stroke that has affected my ability to speak. It is funny that God would decide to shut off my mouth considering that I made a living in the 1960s and 70s as a newscaster, and as a salesman in the 80s and 90s. I'm also having trouble with my balance. My doctor says I need a wheelchair, but I am not about to go there. I have begun sessions of physiotherapy and speech therapy. I will continue to engage in the hobbies I love — painting, walking, reading and writing this blog. This experience has been terrifying and shocking at the same time. But I am determined not to let this stroke ruin my life. Still, I probably won't be calling you anytime soon. Feel free to e-mail me at free-daily@hotmail.com.