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 Post subject: Ben Hospitalized
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:07 pm 
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Ben notified me around late afternoon, his time, that he has been taken to the hospital - but as of now I don't know any more than that. He did say there were "tubes and wires everywhere". Let's hope he'll recover soon, and please keep him and his family in your thoughts.

As his ability to stay in touch dictates, I'll keep you updated.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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He's already back home and recuperating, thankfully. Long and short is it seems there was some physical episode that the brain took as a signal to shut down much of the nervous system, but what caused it isn't clear, and they checked everything they could possibly check and then some. One supposes the proper technical term would be a "glitch".

Anyway, he's not 100% yet, and is on alert lest the issue should reassert itself. But fingers crossed, and here's hoping Ben'll bounce back to continue his glorious reign of moderatorial despotism and tyranny for many years to come.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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And Ben must regale us with the details of his harrowing encounter with the unknown and unexpected. We could use a good story.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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Hello everybody. I'm back. I was decidedly not well on Friday (well, I collapsed, with very low blood pressure followed not too long after by very high blood pressure), and have been tired since then. But I seem to be OK for now, and the consultant who saw me at the end of Friday night said that she couldn't see a reason for this episode to recur.

So I ... no, we won't tempt fate! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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Glad to hear that you did not have to go on the cart!

Hope you are completely well soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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An Draighean wrote:
Glad to hear that you did not have to go on the cart!

Not yet, anyway, although I was on some very hi-tech trolleys/beds. I gather they're somewhere approaching $20k apiece. I also had wires and tubes all over the place, and loads and loads of tests. Everything really serious was apparently ruled out.

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Hope you are completely well soon.

Thank you for your kind thoughts. It's appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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Good to hear you are better! Hopefully it was a fluke.


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Scary. Glad you're ok


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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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Thanks everyone - awildman, busterbill An Draighean, PB+J and, of course, Nanohedron. If I've missed anybody, please accept my apologies.

And yes, it was scary, and I certainly hope it was a fluke! It's a strange feeling when you suddenly don't have control over your own body. I'm not used to that.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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What Ben hasn't said outright was that fluke or no, his situation was indeed life-threatening, and were it not for quick response and good care, we might have lost him.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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Nanohedron wrote:
What Ben hasn't said outright was that fluke or no, his situation was indeed life-threatening, and were it not for quick response and good care, we might have lost him.
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What Ben hasn't said outright was that fluke or no, his situation was indeed life-threatening, and were it not for quick response and good care, we might have lost him.


Yup. 100% agreed.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben Hospitalized
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I found myself in the hospital this past November. They're excellent places to stay out of. Glad Ben's stay was brief. May he make a fast and full recovery...just take it easy till then!

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Dan A. wrote:
I found myself in the hospital this past November. They're excellent places to stay out of. Glad Ben's stay was brief. May he make a fast and full recovery...just take it easy till then!

Amen, to the part that I've highlighted.

And thanks for your kind wishes. I am trying to take it easy, but, frankly, it's hard at the moment.

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