“I think I'll go for a walk.”
Many of you already know this, since some friends have been really great about communicating everything, but on Saturday May 12th my heart apparently started fibrillating – beating so fast that no real circulation happens. I passed out and had seizure-like symptoms. Thankfully I was with friends, who quickly called 911. For fuller details, feel free to read the “What Happened” forum.
I basically wanted to write to let everyone know that I have been recovering amazingly well, and it's miraculous. I have definitely felt the love and prayers of many friends from around the country and I want to thank you all so much. I finally was able to read up on the rest of the above-linked forum and there were some really touching things in there. I definitely feel loved and I hope I do a good job to display the same to all of you.
I have been walking around pretty regularly the last several days; I feel quite normal, actually; an MRI last night showed no problems and my memory is fine except for during the event and the coma, of course (which I'd rather not remember anyway). I will be having a defibrillator installed in the next day or two, hopefully I should get a more firm schedule on that today. After that and a little bit of recovery, I'll be able to go home. I've recovered so well that apparently I won't even need any rehab after the surgery, since I can walk, talk, and all that jazz, just like normal.
Words cannot really describe how blessed I feel. Thank you for everything.