I had a massive stroke last week and am back home now and in recovery. I have some weakness in my left leg and some difficultly speaking but that is improving. I am waiting the surgeon that operated on my brain to give the go ahead to start speech therapy. I have to go down to Saginaw and have another CT Scan and see my surgeon the end of this month. I currently have 2 MM of space between my brain and my scull where removed the blood from my brain. My surgeon said it will take 6-12 months to fill back in. I can’t drive for the next six months. My helicopter ride to the hospital in Saginaw cost $45,000.00. This all came about as the result of a head on collision I had on the 20th of December. A guy coming around a curve slide into my lane and hit me head on. It totaled my car and his crew cab pickup.
Ronald J Sortor, Webmaster
My recovery is progressing well. I was released from Physical Therapy further follow-ups by the Brain Surgeon last Thursday. I am free to do everything that I was able to do before my accident, stroke, and brain surgery except drive my car. I have an appointment with a neurologist in July to see if I am going to get my driving privileges back. I have started doing some of my business work again as well as hiking in the forest and doing my lawn and garden work. I am planning to finish repairing one of the trellises for my grape vines and pruning the vines today. If time permits, I will also plant my potatoes today. It looks like it is going to be a nice day with a predicted high temperaturte of 70 degrees F. I have posted two photographs below. One from the day I return home after my brain surgery and the other from this morning. Jesus must love me because he sure has responded to my prayers.
- Right After Brain Surgery
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Additions to the Honor Roll in 2019
Kirschmann, Robert - Dec 2017 - Stockholm, ME, Squadron: Loring AFB, Altas AFB
Siedlecki, Walter A., March 4, 2019 - Bossier City, LA, Squadron: Turner AFB (62-67), Altus AFB (67-68), Chanute AFB (Instructor), Barksdale AFB (75-77)
Members Identified and/or Updated in 2019
Cassels, Bryan, 11030 S Nogales Hwy Unit 9, Tucson AZ 85756, United States, Phone:(520) 403-0668, Email: email@example.com, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (71-72)
Garcia, Johnny, Address: 13720 43rd Ave SE , Mill Creek WA 98012, Phone: (425) 892-5020, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Squadrons: Wurtsmith AFB, Wright-Patterson AFB, and Fairchild AFB
Hamblen, Gary T., 24935 Coventry Dr., Caldwell Idaho 83607, Phone: (309) 824-9111, Email: email@example.com, Squadron: Beale AFB (60 -64)
Kalvig, Paul W., 922 Kay St. , Vicksburg, MI 49097, Phone: (419) 483-4194, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Squadron: Wurtsmith AFB (63-67)
MacLeod, James A., Catonsvile, MD, Phone: N/A, Email: N/A, Squadron: Barksdale AFB (68-75)
Moore, Steven, Thornton, CO, Phone: (720) 408-8546, Email: email@example.com, Squadron: Beale AFB (72-75)
Roaf, Steve, 7376 Colonial Trl E , Surry VA 23883, Phone:N/A, Email: N/A, Squadron: Barksdale AFB (69-71), Wright-Paterson AFB (71-72)
Roeske, Robert A., 1050 E 10th Ave., Blythe, CA 92225, Phone: (760) 544-3547, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Squadron: Beale AFB (61-64)
Smith, Jeffrey, 25741 Aldus Drive, Land O Lakes, Florida 34639, United States, Phone: (239)777-0239, Email: email@example.com, Squadrons: Chanute AFB (73-74, Beale AFB (74-76), Wurtsmith AFB (76-77)