I've had 3 of these and fear I'm having a 4th right now and there is nothing that can be done about it. A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow) – either focal brain,spinal cord, or retinal – without acute infarction(tissue death) My left arm/hand is a bit numb as though it's "asleep", we've all had that feeling now and then. It will pass in time, a day or 2 or 3 perhaps. If I got to the e.r. they will keep me for observation and I don't want that. Been there before and they kept me 3 days. Good insurance don'cha'know. Food is lousy, always get in a shared room with someone choking or snoring all night. ewwwwwwwwwwwww Been in at least 3 rehabs for alcohol poisoning and once my blood alcohol was a .40% twenty four house AFTER I quit drinking. Must have been .50% at the peak. .40 is a medical COMA, over that is dead. Psychiatrist asked me "how is it you're alive?" I dunno. In Florida I had a pancreatic attack. THE most painful thing that can happen with the innerds. Horrible. I told the doc " I'd rather die than go through this pain " NEVER, EVER, say that it Florida. I didn't even come close to meaning it. They called the POLICE, an AMBULANCE, and took me right to a MENTAL hospital. Really????? A nut house? BAKER ACT don'cha know? I sure didn't. Kept me locked up with real nut cases they did. I was smart enough to be calm and gentle and nicely object saying I wasn't crazy, just sick. Uh, huh, didn't work for a second. Doc says "everyone in here says they aren't nuts." "Here take this." a pill you see. "What is it." I politely asked. "Just take it, 40 milligrams of Librium, FOURTY!!!! I took it and didn't care where I was,................. An hour later a nurse come by with another FORTY. I took that also. An hour later .......yup! 'nuther 40, then another 40......I didn't give a hoot about anything. Didn't want to leave either............................. Methinks it was totally an accidental over dose but I guess 120 mills of Librium won't kill anyone....I guess....it didn't..... I loved it...what a trip....wish I had some but it's really hard to get that kind of stuff in Ohio now. Then there was the time a fellow shot and killed 13, wounded about 30 more, shot at me TWICE shot a guy a few feet from me in the guts, shot a foreman to my left in the guts and chest, shot another in the guts, then blew his head off right in front of all of us. I went into shock and didn't even know it.....................my face a bit powder burnt..... that was back in 1970, 71, or so.............. Damn I had nightmares for months over that...... Still do sometimes...I felt so helpless watching those guys bleeding, crying, screaming............. one young guy had just taken my machine as I was to go to medical for a minor injury. The poor kid took a bullet to the back and yelled "that guy shot me with that blank gun".... blank?????? denial isn't a river in Africa................ My mind is broken.......p.t.s.d. ................it never, ever goes away........... I'm bawling again......my shrink says I need cry and cry and cry 'till I can't cry no more. it never goes away........no wonder Dennis blew his brains out. Poor bastage..... That ain't my style.....too many guns to shoot, too many deer to harvest yet....rabbits to hunt, squirrels to hunt, fish to catch, gonna make me a pot of my world famous potato soup... with leeks, ham, and bacon.............yum! I quit crying for now...........#$^^& life sucks a bit from time to time. I find I can "talk" to you folks because it isn't personal and you can see me breaking up and bawling and I pray you aren't ashamed of me ...being a 70 year old man that I am. I'm not so tough am I? I'm sensitive, it' o.k. to feel......i.k. to cry ......all the years of stuffing my feelings........... Ever hold an old woman run down by a drunken hit skip driver that left her in the street to die, bleeding from a fractured skull, bleeding out of her eyes and ears........ MY GOD that's freakin' awful...... and at that time I can't show emotions,....tough cop you see....must maintain control...........must be in control, and now DECADES LATER I FEEL IT all over again!!!!! I recall a WWII combat veteran who became an infantry officer, killed many Italians and Germans................Lost most of his men to combat............. After the war he became a very successful business man, earned good money, had a wife, kids went to college, successful ...........................then blew his brains out My father, 3rd Armored, light tank. 4 man crew, little 37 millimeter cannon wouldn't stop any German Armor but good for protecting infantry and taking out machine guns and light artillery. Eventually, when I was about 15, dad spoke a bit of the horrors..........just a bit. Sitting on a farmers porch taking with a buddy when an 88 landed close by. It shredded dad's pants but he didn't get a scratch. The shrapnel shredded his buddy. Once, just once, dad spoke of machine gunning children. Little children, 6, 7 or so years old. Killed then on sight as they ran to the light tanks begging chocolate, "G.I Hershey bar????" He freakin' shot them.... cut 'em with with a .30 caliber light machine gun he did. Why? Because they were wired with explosives by the German S.S. that's why. G.I.'s would give candy and food to kids. Human you see. Germans, the S.S., not very human, that's why they are S.S. They S.S. roasted at least 6 million Jews, and Catholic priests, and Jehovah's Witnesses and some captured allied airmen..... The Pols that fought for the Nazi's were even worse. Allies executed them when they tried to surrender. You see prisoners were not taken unless allies were ordered to take prisoners. D-day invasion..no prisoners. Shoot on sight. Life is hard. It's harder if stupid.