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Stroke!

by Ed Attanasio (writer), San Frickin' Frisco, Baby!, August 28, 2009

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In 6 seconds, life changed

I haven't written for Broo in a while. I had a stroke about three weeks ago, and my writing ability has regressed to a high school level.

I was writing one morning and all of a sudden, without any warning, I couldn't read anymore. I decided I was probably wiped out by working too hard (12-14 hours, six days a week) so I decided to take a nap. One hour later I woke up and watched The View. Barbara Walter and Whoopi may have made the stroke worse. Can I sue them now?

I knew I was in trouble when I couldn't recognize Mickey Mouse. At that point, it was time to get to the hospital. Five days later, I was out.

I'm happy, because the stroke was minor. My body is okay. But, now I am having difficulty talking and writing. I am going to have to go on disability for a few months. The prognosis looks very good--the doctors are saying that I should be back close to 100% after a few months.

I will try and write for Broo when I get time. I miss this site for writing and meeting writers. I don't want to lose my Broo King crown, so I will be filing pieces more often to retain my throne as most articles and page views of all-time.

 I can talk clearly, but finding the correct words can be tough at times, especially the multi-syllabic ones. (spontaneous, collaboration, smegmatis--these are hard words for me to say this days.) Soon, I will be going to speech therapy.

One phrase has been surprisingly easy to say since the stroke--Fuck You! Some words stay in your sub-conscious unwavering, especially the really important ones.



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Ed Attanasio is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Digidave on August 28, 2009 at 10:57 am

Ed

 I am wishing you a speedy and strong recovery. You are not just a talented writer, but a good soul: That comes out in your writing.

So for now, take it easy and do what you have to do to get better. We will be cheering you on from the sidelines.

Best!!!

Digidave

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By MsExec on August 28, 2009 at 11:23 am

Ed,

I'm so sorry to hear that, but thank you for keeping us updated.  I agree with Dave, please take it easy and I continue to look forward to reading your articles.  

With lots of love & best wishes for a quick recovery.

Sharlene

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By Lady D on August 28, 2009 at 01:00 pm

You will be back and better than ever.

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By Edward on August 28, 2009 at 02:21 pm

Get well quick, we're lost without you.  And as for One phrase has been surprisingly easy to say since the stroke--Fuck You! Some words stay in your sub-conscious unwavering, especially the really important ones, keep up that spirit during your therapy.

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By wolviela on August 28, 2009 at 02:22 pm

Hi Ed,

A bit clinical but you might find these useful and better prepared to speak to you doctor about treatments that are out there. Our hosptial received the silver award for stroke care excellence. Get better!

http://providencecme.org/SearchPage.aspx?s=stroke

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By Carmen on August 28, 2009 at 06:57 pm

I sure wish it had been George W. Bush who had this stroke rather than Ed as I’ve loved Ed ever since I read GW said WHAT??!

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By manny osborne on August 28, 2009 at 07:12 pm

Ed thank you for sharing with us, and I know you'll get better.

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on August 28, 2009 at 11:10 pm

ed, nobody here isnt gonna take your broowaha title from you! rest up and do what you gotta do to recover...youll be punchin' in no time...keep that fuck you attitude going!

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By Seema Upadhyay on August 30, 2009 at 02:39 pm

Hey Ed. Hope ur coping well. U will be in my prayers. Don't worry U will be the Broo King, the Broo team will guard ur crown ;-) Get well soon n speedy recovery.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!

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By Speedbump on August 30, 2009 at 05:08 pm

Best wishes for your speedy recovery.  Strokes are so bad I wouldn’t even wish one on a Republican.  Laughter, best medicine and therapy of all.  "You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax - tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough" - Pearl Williams. 

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By travelingseth on September 19, 2009 at 05:57 pm

Get well soon!!  Your writing here still seems good.

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