27 Feb 2015

Cerebellum brain bleed update

Many of you know I had a cerebellum brain bleed in Sept 2013 and was in hospital for 3.5 months. Slowly I am recovering, but it is taking much longer than I expected.

Amateur radio field experiments and building work are on hold, but I hope to resume these soon as long as my fatigue improves.

The main issue is I get tired quickly,  especially after anything that is physical. Even small things leave me exhausted, quite unlike anything I have known. I still feel drunk when I walk, my speech is poor and drinking thin liquids is not easy. The profound tiredness really gets me down. It would be so good to be able to drink a cup of tea or coffee, or even a glass of water, as I used to.

Most foods are OK now.

All limbs, eyes, ears and intellect are fine. I still feel unwell and not my old self yet. Although recovering slowly, it is taking far too long.


Todd Dugdale said...

Have you thought about designing kits? You could come up with the next Pixie, or something better. Sourcing parts is a chore, but you seem to have time.
There are a lot of neglected bands and modes as far as cheap QRP gear goes.
For example, 2M weak-signal gear is really expensive (e.g. FT-817 as the best case). A QRP 2M AM kit might get some interest. I can think of several other examples, but you probably can too.
You wouldn't have to build anything; just put parts in a bag and etch a board.
Hey, just a thought to try and get something constructive out of the situation.

Anonymous said...

"Post-Stroke Fatigue" (Google knows) is a fairly common affliction that is poorly understood - and often goes with little or no treatment. I would advise you to do your own online research on this subject Roger. You will probably come up with some interesting options to discuss with your Physician. Good Luck and 73's, David WB4ONA