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Mike DeTorrice
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Hi everyone :

I wanted to fill people in to what happened to me. Here's a run down :

I went to visit an old friend of mine at his family's time-share condo at Mariott Desert Springs resort in Palm Desert, California. He has a mentally and physically handicapped younger brother who is a great friend, too and who was there, too.

We all had a great time and I was there for a week. Before I left, we all had a slight sore throat but nothing serious. Myself and Jim had more of a sore throat and his handicapped brother, less. Both of them are fully vaxxed and boosted. I felt good after I got home in about mid-July. I still must have felt that I should test myself and it came back positive for Covid, so I stayed alone and isolated. I still felt good and after a week it was again very, very faintly positive , so I isolated a bit longer. Within a few more days it was likely completely gone. This was probably the end of June.

About the night July 2, I remember texting my sister who is nearby, that although I felt good, I had a sudden dizziness feeling and laid down, but now I felt OK. Sometime during the night must have had some type of stroke and I texted sometime about 3:30 AM some jibberish and then "Help me" followed by more jibberish. I don't remember doing this.

By 6 or so she got the message and her and her husband came the couple blocks over. I barely remember struggling to open a door and they were also trying keys to get in. Once I somehow also opened a door, they and the paramedics got me to nearby Loyola Medical Center. I remember little of the following days other than I was eventually moved a room and then one right across the hall. I had apparently suffered a stroke . There, I began to remember better.
I am in recover at my sisters and and home. 3 of her daughters are nurses, so along with all my brothers and sisters (2 sisters and 3 brothers, along with 16 nieces and nephews) and am in good hands.

It will take a while but I am in recovery/therapy and trying to built back. I have a bit of a "notch" in my seeing, just above my main area of vision. I still have and love my cars and, although I don't know how I'll be right now, I still love guitar and photography and will try to get back those those, too. I make way to many typos now but I hope to get better. Thanks everyone.

Mike


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john barry
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Posted by: @mikedetorrice

Hi everyone :

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It will take a while but I am in recovery/therapy and trying to built back. I have a bit of a "notch" in my seeing, just above my main area of vision. I still have and love my cars and, although I don't know how I'll be right now, I still love guitar and photography and will try to get back those those, too. I make way to many typos now but I hope to get better. Thanks everyone.

Mike

hey Mike.....what a horrible chain of events !....but having caring relatives in such close proximity is so fortunate........your creativity has brought so much to these boards over the years.......................damn the typos,and a carefully moderated speed ahead Amigo 🙂 ....john


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David Green
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Mike, you have been through the wars with first Covid and then a stroke. Sorry to hear it and we wish you a speedy recovery. It looks like you are in the best place for care and getting back to a normal life. Best wishes to you.


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David H
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Mike,  Sorry to hear of your situation and thankful for your family.   If my good wishes are of any help, you sure have them.   Take care and I hope for your continued progress.   

                   David H


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Bob Jackman
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Mike, my prayers are with you my friend for a full recovery. We miss you and as JB states, "damn the typos"...we're just glad to hear from you.


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Ed Davis
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Mike, sorry about your illness. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Ed Davis
Inverness, Illinois, USA


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Skip Johnson
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I'll echo what Bob Jackman has said.  We sure miss you and wish you a speedy recovery.....

Skip Johnson
Tonawanda, New York


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John Bono
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Sounds like you're getting the best care possible. Thoughts and prayer are going your way. Wishing you a quick and complete recovery.

John Bono
North Jersey


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John Kuvakas
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Mike, we could care less about the typos, more about you! Get well, our prayers are with you, friend. 

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


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Paul Rouffa
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Sending positive vibes your way, Mike!


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Get well soon, Mike!


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Brush
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Add me to the list of well wishers. they said it all.


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100Ford2003
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Sorry to hear this Mike. My thoughts and prayers are for you to have a good, full recovery and soon ! 

God Bless you and your Family. They are always there for us. 

Steve


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Jack Dodds
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Very sorry to hear of your illness Mike.  Thankfully you are in loving care, which will surely assist you greatly in your recovery.  Please continue to participate here as you are able; your contributions are so valuable.  I wish you all the best for a complete recovery.


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Geoff Jowett
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hey Mike that all sounds dreadful but it seems some pretty strong survival instincts cut in there just when needed. All the best for a total recovery. Please check in regularly so we know you are OK.


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