Aug 21
bennybear
bennybear , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Half blind

On August 16, 2016, I was leading a bird trip for about 15 birders.  At 10 am, all of a sudden, I couldn't see anything in the left hemisphere of my sight pattern. The lady to my left took my pulse and the lady to the right gave me 2 aspirins. They took me to the Hospital In Pagosa Springs and gave me an IV of blood clot disolver and my sight returned instantly.  Then, Flight For Life flew me to Swedish Medical Center in Denver, for a 4 day stay.  Cat scans, MRIs and heart scans were all negative (showed no adverse conditions).  Every medical person I encountered was totally awesome.  I count this event as one of the most interesting and educational of my life.  I wouldn't have missed it.  Now I'm doing follow-up with my doctor and researching a cholesterol free diet.
1 Comment
  • Kerstin Wiggins
    Kerstin Wiggins,
    bennybear, thank you for sharing your story! I can't imagine how scary that moment must have been for you though I'm glad it sounds like you have things under control. And I hope you're still out leading bird trips!
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