OK..I tried posting a reply and it didn't "take"... I will try again.
thanks to all for their expressions of sympathy. I am doing OK here at Cockrum Corner... which is what we have named the place, studio and all... since we ARE located on the corner of two intersecting roads.
To answer questions...the VA is the Veteran's Administration... a department reted to assist vets with medical and other problems, including housing and such.sometimes it works better than other times. the VA in NY was functional and took care of Dave as best it could. the VA down here in south Carolina is marginally functional and takes care of nobody...even recent Iraqui vets!!! it is a disgrace! the feds famedd out the franchise to people who apparently robbed the till and refused to give services... so the feds recently took the franchise back and hopes to straighten out the mess..too late for Dave, of course... but he is not the only vet to die from their neglect and malpractice, I guess...no hope for it though.
A "stroke" does concern the brain and central nervous system. It is a broken blood vessel in the central nervous system and can cause many problems, from paralysis to blindness...as in the stroke of the optic nerve that took out my vision... to death... depending on where it is and how bad. I am working myway back to sight slowly but surely... It will never be one hundred percent, I know that... but it gets better every day, so we shall see...no pun intended.
sorry I have not been posting lately... I am busy trying to whip this place into shape for the small memorial afternoon we are having here at the homestead for Dave on May 7. Friends and family are gonna sit around, remembering him, telling stories about him and then we will go out and plant him where he wanted to be by the pond. there is not impediment to burying ashes on one's property in SC... so he will stay here where he wanted to be. I hope to enlarge the pond around his "spot" to make it an island in thepond... a decorative element that may preserve his resting place after I am gone and the place is sold...hopefully. anyway, he wanted to be here and so he will be.
I do hope to get back to posting regularly onNightscrawlers as I miss the interaction with all you wonderful folk... but I have been so busy lately getting things straightened out here that I haven't been on the net for a while.
An aside to the supermods... can youfix my thingie again? I am back to pale blue format and it never works when I try to fix it. Rivka is having a similar problem...hers is stuck in Black mourning format and it is depressing to her and she can't seem to get it out of that mode... so could you fix hers, too? she was wondering to me if it was stillin that format for everyone and i told her I was getting the regular blue format so i would ask the super mods to fix... so could you, please?
Other than that, all is well here at cockrum corner...I am gonna attempt to start a new thread... but you KNOW who it is gonna be about, don't you?