By now, most of you probably know that I suffered a stroke on June 6. (And if you don’t, now you do.) All things considered, the stroke could have been a lot worse — it could have killed me — but instead just took a pretty good chunk of my vision and my ability to walk.
It’s been four weeks since the day the stroke hit, and the past month has taught me that progress comes slowly.
It’s still hard for me to be at a computer for long periods of time — sadly, the very activity I need in order to do my job with any efficiency at all. I’ve contacted some of you individually with my regrets that I can’t work on projects that I’d initially committed to. For that I’m truly sorry. If there’s one thing I value above all things, it’s keeping my promises and commitments.
The neurologist today said I’m doing much better, but that I need to take things easy — returning to a full plate of work too quickly can delay my recovery.
As such, I plan on being better by September, inasmuch as one can plan on such things. I want to be back to normal, working a normal schedule, taking new projects, and otherwise just fine by September 1.
Between now and then, though, I am going to be taking more time for myself to recuperate. I may not be as able to take new projects, and the projects I have may take a little longer to complete. I only ask for your patience with me, knowing that I’m fighting my brain’s conspiracy against me at every turn.
Thank you for your continued support, and your understanding as I recover. I truly have the best clients in the world, and this life situation has confirmed that many times over. I appreciate all of you.
It’s going to be a long fight, but fight I shall.