but it was most likely a complex migraine. still to be determined.
besides it being slightly painful, it was a pretty cool experience. it’s weird to me that the brain can just stop working like that. i was conscious and mentally aware of all the things i wasn’t able to do: speak, comprehend, write, read (these all overlap a little), breathe, see, remember things, etc… and my right arm and right side of my face went numb. i also threw up everywhere. it was pretty great.
for some reason, i had the capacity to think clearly enough and move my fingers to dial my aunt to pick me up. most of this conversation was incoherent babble and crying, but she came, so that was that.
the doctor said i was too young to have a stroke, but i had an MRI and an MRA just in case. i took a nice nap while i was getting that done, so pleasant. the best part was, i was able to bring my comfort blanket with me everywhere (yes, i am 19 and still sleep with one).
the boy, who is back at school already kept on sending me texts that i need to exercise more to prevent strokes. when i was actually physically and mentally able to read those texts, i told him that i’m preeeetttyyy sure those two aren’t related (at least for my case). also, it was pretty funny reading a text i sent to him attempting to explain my situation when i had my brain episode.
i got a cd with all my brain scans. cool as shit. i’ll see if i can upload them later.
well, i may be permanently brain damaged to some degree, but life is all about the experiences.
Ahhhhh just received your postcard right now. You are amazing man! I'm still dreaming of HK. This will keep me going till I get a chance to go. Thankyou :) my name is Mark Melville Miller by the way. Sorry for not specifying earlier. I hope you have a good day!
I’m glad that the postcard arrived safely! Maybe I’ll see you in Hong Kong one day. haha. Have a good one. Stay classy.