It's Actually Brain Surgery
Events as I remember them................And yes it may jump around a bit. Sorry.
Well. Today is March 6th and it has been a while since I have actually written, blogged or done anything that I would consider creative.
So today I am going to be creative and start my story of what happened to me. Some of this will be a shock to you, some of this will not since a lot of you were right by my side as this was all happening.
Wednesday February 19th started as a normal ordinary day. I woke up and got the day rolling just like every other day. So here is what I remember.....
2-3 pm on the 19th of February I can remember sitting at my desk and talking to T on the phone as she was returning home from an appointment with the kids. I was eating lunch at the same time. I hung up with T as she pulled into the driveway and I finished eating my lunch which was some fish nachos.
I remember waking up in a hospital bed looking at my T, my parents and my buddy John who drove from Ohio....T told me my first words when I woke up in recovery was "WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO ME?!!!"
I still to this day am not really clear on what happened. I was at work in my office one minute and the next I am fucking waking up in a hospital bed with everyone staring at me. Shit hooked in my arms, my head...Yeah my damn head. I had a tube coming out of my head. IV's in both arms. I remember sitting up and trying to get comfortable. I can also remember wondering about the kids. I hate being somewhere and not knowing where our kids are. I see T and no kids. Damn. What has happened to me?
"You had a seizure at work!" T tells me. "AT WORK!" I said. For the love of God, all the places for me to fall out and something happen. WORK..That figures. 12 years hard work, millions of hours and I have to have a damn seizure at work. oh well. I'm at the hospital now.
The very next thing I remember is a nurse pulling a catheter out of my dick. Yeah, what man wouldn't remember that. That is never a great feeling but when it is finally out and the feeling of pee'ing and relief hits, that is a beautiful thing. I was then able to stand up against the bed and pee standing up with T and John and my dad holding onto my arms. I was standing. Felt great to be out of that bed. I wanted to walk over to the toilet and pee but they wouldn't let me...Screw that. I am not laying in bed and pee'ing in a cup.
Then I find out more bad news........Where to start. I found out that I had lost something very dear to me.
My damn Garage Games One shirt from the 2013 Games. I was so pissed to find out that they had to cut my shirt. But thanks to Joe Bragg and his awesomeness he contacted the store that handles the Garage Games merchandise and they had me a shirt, the same exact one and a pair of shorts sent to my house. That was awesome. I loved that. I had lost a belt and I think some jeans, but I was alive. That is the great news.
I had hot nurses' and doctors and male nurses' were hot too. YES... "Scott you had a seizure and brain surgery" I was being told. Ok. That explains the 30+ staples in my fucking head. Man, I'm sure T is scared shitless, the kids are at home with her mom and my parents had to rush a flight in from Texas. I love how everyone jumps for me but not like this. Why do I have to scare people. John "MassHole" Massie drove from Ohio...Damn.
How did a semi ok below average CrossFit Athlete like myself have a seizure with no warning? No headaches or anything.
Well. This is Part One. I will do more and more will be added as I can recall and as I am told. I do find it funny that I was told over and over that I was very combative with the ER staff as they had to try and wrestle me down to get me taken care of. I knew I could kick all y'alls ass. Just not in CrossFit. lol
Probably not my best writing I have ever done, I just want to include you all in my story as I can remember it best and keep true to myself....Try to stay funny in the hard times.
More to come.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
It's Actually Brain Surgery
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Can it be February 7th already please.
I know I ask for a lot for myself mostly since I am selfish and all but please for the safety of my home and family can February 7th hurry up and get here.
For those of you that don't know on February 7th this much anticipated and anxiously awaited feature film is hitting theaters ....
Everything is Awesome
Monday, January 20, 2014
Well it is that time of year again. The CrossFit Games Open 2014 has begun with the registration process starting. So grab your $20 head on over to the wonderful site that CrossFit has set up. (CrossFit Games Open) It's easy to do, anyone can do it and you don't want to be left of of the party. Just ask Lisbeth Darsh who wrote this piece The Party We All Get To Crash.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Is there something that kind of defines your family?
Well maybe that was not the best way to put it. Maybe not DEFINE your family but rather grabs a hold and digs into your family, makes you stop and say "That is us!"?
I think for us it is the letter C. We went on vacation somewhere a while back and T and I saw photos and portraits of different letters. They literally had so many different styles of each letter in the alphabet. We of course started looking at the letter C. We love the letter C. (If you couldn't tell)
From that point on whenever we are in public and we spot a letter C we always take notice.
And someone who I will not name just bought a big massive letter S that is on the fireplace mantle.
Me, I love representing the letter C. I have many hats that have a C on the front. Some of teams that I don't even like or have never even cared about but the C looks so cool, so I wear the hat.
Is there something that defines your family that you see in everyday life?
Kiss The Baby
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I am a musical person. I have no musical talent except for making up my own rhymes and lyrics to songs that usually make no sense. So all in all, I really don't have any musical talent. But music does something to me. I find it easy to use music in a variety of ways.
One thing about the goal I set for myself for 2014, (which you can read here GOAL FOR 2014) is that I used to feel down and discouraged by the door that didn't open, the door that would shut in my face or even the door that just wont seem to open enough for me to escape the room I'm in NOW.
Have to change that.
So, I heard this song for the first time in Despicable Me 2. Didn't think about much then but the more and more I heard this song over the past couple days, something inside of me clicked on and said "YES". This song is my 2014 Goals Songs. With this song in my head I can and will remember that I am what this song says.
Check it out. Turn it up loud. Watch the video and love it.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
So, I get home last night and one of the kids had heard about a call I had for a job.
He was asking me if I was taking the job. Asking me if we were moving and getting a new house.
Had to explain to him that it wasn't enough money to switch jobs and that I was going to keep looking. I was telling him that I had to make a certain amount to be able to provide for everyone. It was a good chance and it was nice to have some interaction with someone about a job, but it just wasn't enough.
"I will give you the pennies out of my piggy bank"
Monday, January 6, 2014
OK. I hate "New Years Resolutions". Why would a person wait until a set date to make a change that is meant to change you for the better. You are doing if for your body, mind, spirit or maybe all of the above. Maybe you don't like something about yourself and you want to change. Maybe you want to help others and offer them a change.
I love making GOALS. Making GOALS sounds so much better. GOALS can also change or be adapted and increased or decreased. Increasing your GOAL will make you feel great. You have accomplished something. Decreasing your GOAL is OK too. You are not failing at something by making a slight adjustment to your GOAL. You will hit that adjusted GOAL and then you will feel better and then you can make the change and enlarge that GOAL.
Small, medIUM, and LARGE GOALS can be set. Try it.
Throw the word "Resolution" in the garbage. Make yourself some GOALS.
I have one GOAL for 2014. I am starting small. Just one. But what is great is that this one small GOAL if met, rather WHEN this small GOAL is met it will lead me into a future that will allow me to make medIUM and LARGER GOALS.
This one GOAL is to............
FIND A NEW JOB.