Monthly Archives: October 2014

A quick yet personal update

So my post for Kamen Rider Fourze has been significantly delayed, as you might have noticed. And for that, I apologize. If you’re a fan of my work then you might have been excited to read more of it or perhaps just to kill some time. Either way, I promised an update that never came. Now, this is not entirely uncommon with me BUT this time I actually have a good excuse.

You see, almost exactly one month ago, my dad fell gravely ill. I was there when it happened, he woke up in the middle of the night with extreme chest pains and when it didn’t get better and his leg started going numb, the decision was made to call an ambulance. As it turns out, that was the right choice as major blood vessels had ruptured in his chest and he was rushed into surgery. They ended up having to replace quite a lot of veins and similar, plus one heart valve so I’m glad we got him in when we did.

They induced a coma through drugs to keep him stable and give his heart the best situation to heal. Although we were still scared, we were hopeful and pretty much just waiting for him to wake up so we could all go back to our daily, boring routines.

That was not to be, however.

It was discovered that during the surgery he had suffered brain damage due to oxygen deprivation. Shutting off the blood circulation was a necessary step to save his life and normally patients do just fine. Unfortunately, dad was one of those damned exceptions that prove the rule so there we were, told our dad was brain damaged but there was no way of telling how bad it would be. We knew the extent to some degree, what areas were damaged and so on. But it’s a tough thing to be told, that someone you love is hurt badly but you won’t know how badly for a long, long while.

So that was our situation for the longest time. Not knowing.

But they brought him out of his coma two weeks back or so and he started on the road of recovery. And as it turns out, he’s actually pretty okay. Our worst fears definitely didn’t come to pass and he’s even exceeded some of our most positive expectations already. He can see, he can talk and movement is slowly but surely returning to both sides. There are some issues, problems with his memory and he can’t read but that’s minor things, things that either comes back or can be trained back.

So with that weight off my chest, I feel my life returning to something resembling normal. So, with a bit of a push from me, I should have that Fourze post out in just a little while!

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