I have a little bit of news to share with all of you. Last week, I was in my Portland condo and suddenly found my legs getting weaker and weaker.
I was in the shower at the time, so I got out, shaved and brushed my teeth. Why I did this, I don’t know.
A few minutes later, I couldn’t stand up. It suddenly dawned on me that I might be in trouble. I used my right leg to push myself down the hallway. I then opened the front door and called for help.
A few hours later, doctors at Oregon Health Sciences University told me that I’d suffered a mild stroke. My brain is nimble as ever, and I can talk without difficulty. I can even text. My overall health is good.
However, the left side of my body is very weak, and I face some weeks of rehabilitation to get on my feet and resume my usual car-addled life.
SCM and ACC are percolating along, thanks to our stellar staff and top-notch group of freelance writers. In fact, we sent the March issue of SCM to the printers last Friday.
It’s a little awkward to share health news with thousands of people, but it’s always better to get the full story out there. Many thanks to my friends and family, as they’re helping me start the road back.
And I’m coming back. My left foot and leg will be a little weaker than I’d like for a while, so I’m in the market for a 2009 Porsche 911S PDK. I’ll never stop looking for another car!
I’ve had to cancel my plans for Arizona Auction Week and Rétromobile, but I anticipate getting back onto the collector-car circuit sooner rather than later.
I’ll see you out there soon. Meanwhile, help me find that Porsche!