January 23, 2023

Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you… Right out of the starter’s blocks this morning, I have to tell you that I’m not going to be writing the rest of this week… In case you were wondering what happened to the Thursday Pfennig… Well, I wrote it, and was getting ready to send it out, and decided that my mouth was dry and I wanted some coffee… I went to get up out of my chair, and the next thing I knew I was on the floor, having hit my head on the wall, and I couldn’t get up. Kathy, knew immediately, that there was something wrong, when my speech was slurred, and she called the Paramedics, who arrived instantly, and began to work on me. They loaded me on a stretcher, put me in the ambulance, and rushed me to the hospital… I was having a stroke… The next thing I remember was waking up in the ICU, and being able to talk correctly, grab something with my left hand, etc. The ICU nurse, Madison, explained to me that I had emergency surgery, for a blood clot on the right side of my brain. It was surgically removed, and now the question was going to be what damage it had done. Well, it turned out the only damage that remained was mental… So… In the end, I’m fine, walking, talking, as if nothing ever happened… But my state of mind is not ready for prime time, and the first time you get a Pfennig, you’ll know that I’ve recovered sufficiently…  So, that’s all for now… I apologize for all this missing time, but this could not be expected, and I’m just happy to still be on the earth… Good bye for now, and Please Be Good To Yourself!


Chuck Butler