Out of the Hospital and Life is Returning to Normal

I would be lying if I said I was well, but I am on the mend. Today is my first day back at my desk and it is really just to clear out emails and pay bills that have stacked up and review notes. I can’t thank you all enough for your kind words and prayers.

I’ll start back to radio tomorrow, which might be pushing it a bit, but there is just too much going on to sit on the sidelines too long. I can’t do much more than that though. I’m still finding naps to be useful.

The doctors in the CVICU injected me with the medicine they use for stroke victims, a recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. It is a miracle drug that, if injected soon enough begins to restore blood flow pretty quickly. After several hours they started me on heparin. My arms are covered in bruises like I was playing Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen. From here on out I’ll be on a blood thinner medication for six months minimum and then whenever I fly. I can’t drive for the next few weeks and can’t fly for the next two months.

The medicines in the hospital restored about 40% of my lungs and I have a long way to go. I’m able to get up stairs now without huffing and puffing. Washing my hair is no longer a strenuous exercise. I am not gasping for breath merely typing.

This has been more of an ordeal than I ever expected to face. But I thank you for all the kind notes you’ve sent along. The alt-right was kind enough to name me the race traitor of the week, so my twitter mentions kept on going even as I have been gone.

Tomorrow I go back to work.

Lastly, I can’t thank Steve Berman enough and Philip Swicegood for really manning the ship while I’ve been away and the other writers here. I do appreciate it that I knew I could turn away to getting healthy without worrying about the lights being on here.

Also, as I have been unable to arrange sponsors for The Resurgent while in the hospital, we don’t have any coming up. If you, your campaign, or organization are interested in sponsoring The Resurgent for a week, please go here for information.

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