I have very good news. My amazingly talented wife has been working on an opus close to her heart and even closer to her nervous breakdown - "You Picked Orange" - her blow by blow account of my stroke, and how it almost killed me and may yet kill her. Seriously, if you know anyone who has ever suffered a stroke, or loved someone who has had one, or might have one, this should be entertaining and maybe even helpful. She is a better, more original writer than me, and can speak to what it is like to be caught in a medical emergency without health insurance...And, best news of all, I have convinced her to begin posting it here, on Daily Kos, on my off days - Monday, Tuesday, Thrusday and Saturday.
Surrounded by my unhelpful family, by the helpful nurses and doctors, by administrators determined to let me die someplace else, by a healthcare system that has come to view human beings as valaluable only so long as you can provide them with an income flow, by crazy relatives, insane neighbors, looney therapists, and incompetant grasping creditors, she has written an hilarious account of me almost dieing from my own stupidity. It will make you laugh, I guarentee, even those parts that gave me a panic attack, like seeing the cat-scan of my brain mid-stroke. I am convinced everybody who has ever had a stroke will want to read these diaries, and every one who has ever cared for a stroke patient, or is caring for one, will benefit from the laughs and the information.
As you may have noticed from the few things she has posted, she is far funnier than me, and a better writer. So I am sure you will love this stuff. Not sure when she is going to start, so keep an eye peeled in this space - You Picked Orange. The explination of the title alone will keep you laughing for hours.
Please let us know if you think you will at least give it a read. Thanks,