Good news and bad news. Or maybe, good news and good news.
The bad news is that, starting with the Monday, 9 September post, apoplectic.me will be moving to a weekly posting schedule, every Monday. The good news: while this means half the apoplexy, as we approach Stroke-iversary, there will be twice the quality.
If that’s not enough apoplexy for you, don’t forget that if you leave a comment or otherwise expressly request, you’ll receive extra material and easter eggs from time to time in email notices of new posts. Unless you wish to opt out.
So, the past couple of Wednesdays, I’ve taken a class on using WordPress. Who’d have thought that, until this point, I’d been making it up as I went along, after some (well, a great deal) of help from Neal. Thanks, Neal; don’t think you’ve gotten a proper shout out yet. (Note: any ugliness and bad writing associated with this site are purely the blogger’s own.)
Anyway, eagle-eyed regular apoplectics may already notice a few small changes around here, such as a small navigation menu at the top of the site, populated entirely by the new “About Me” page, and properly embedded twitter posts. So, if there are any new bells and whistles that you’d like to see on apoplectic.me, drop me a line (note to self: start by installing convenient “Contact Me” link). But don’t send me a line about how the Romans didn’t use capitals.
Last Thursday, we took a trip to my daughter’s school, where we received a personal tour of class 5K’s recreation of an Egyptian tomb, including the kids’ replicas of artifacts and life-size murals. Very interesting it was, too.
Ever read apoplectic.me and think, “This is good, but it’s a lot of words and stuff”? Wish there were more pics of Stroke Bloke’s sweet visage to gaze upon/stare at like some sort of stroke patient freak show? Well, this post is for you. You’re welcome!
So, apoplectic.me went public to friends and family on Monday — or, at least, those whose e-mail addresses were readily accessible — and the early responses have been very lovely and encouraging. Please do keep those comments coming — it’ll motivate me keep up with the planned twice-weekly updates on Mondays and Thursdays. In the meantime, let’s talk about skinny, funny, well-accessorized young stroke patients with good ink. Continue reading Updates Mondays and Thursdays / Young Stroke Team→
Welcome to Apoplectic Me, a blog about my hemorrhagic stroke and the resulting brain surgery, treatment, hospital stay, rehabilitation, return home and recovery. I hope you’ll find this is a place you can come to feel less alone, and more amused, in the wake of a stroke, whether your own, or that of a loved one. The aftermath of my stroke was often bleak, painful and horrible, and I wouldn’t wish one on anyone, but it’s also been full of love, friendship, kindness and opening doors…. Continue reading A Stroke Patient Walks into a Bar, and Can’t Have Anything, on Doctor’s Orders→