8:38 am - Friday - December 29th - Flagstaff - Why am I in Flagstaff, AZ? Well, it's kind of a long story, but the long and short of it all is I had a minor stroke. I woke up Thursday morning, poured some coffee, and began typing my daily missive about our Bright Angel hike, which you no doubt have read by now. While I was typing I kept making a lot of typos with my right hand. Then I began to notice I was kind of slurring my words as I talked with Elaine. I told her something didn't feel right, and maybe I was having a stroke.
We got dressed and she drove me over to the Grand Canyon clinic at South Rim, where they confirmed my suspicion. I was placed in an ambulance and transported over to the hospital in Flagstaff, where I am now.
I have had a very minor stroke, by now the symptoms have mostly disappeared. I was kept overnight for observation, and hope to be discharged later today. The stroke was blood pressure related, so I will be placed on medication for that.
I'm typing this on my phone and it is very awkward, so I will sign off for now with the promise to be more thorough tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by!