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PostSubject: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:21 pm

About an hour before the game, I started getting a migraine and decided to lay down for half an hour. My wife woke me up and said the game was getting ready to start. That's the last thing I remember for a while.

Shortly after waking up, I had a seizure, the first of my life. I fell off the bed, hit my head on the wall, and somehow broke my foot in the process. When I came to, I was sitting on the edge of my bed being stared at by my wife, daughter, my son and his girlfriend, my father, a neighbor, and two guys I didn't know, who turned out to be EMTs. I had no idea what was going on.

The EMTs explained to me what happened, and that they were taking me to the hospital. My first thought was that I'd miss the Steelers game. I protested, but in my condition, it was more of a defeated whimper than a serious protest.

Long story short, I missed the game. But I knew the outcome from overhearing people at the hospital. Over the past few days, I've seen some highlights from my hospital bed and have read some comments here at SX and on various news sites. I got home today and discovered two things:

1. My life is no different because of the seizure. Although it's too early to know for sure, it appears to be an isolated incident.

2. My life is no different because of the Steelers loss. Losing sucks, and winning is always preferable, but my life would be no different today if they had won.

Well, there is ONE difference. I had to leave the hospital today in a walking boot. I guess I was channeling Ben. And I guess that makes me a drama queen.    Ben LOL

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:32 pm

Wally,

You may consider yourself lucky in more ways than one.

You missed the game.....believe me, no loss there.

Your seizure is hopefully an isolated medical event, and considering the circumstances I wouldn't label you a drama queen.

Feel better!
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:31 pm

Damn dude I hope you're ok.

Honestly after a point in my life I stopped putting so much importance on the outcome of Steelers games and started looking at it as what it is: entertainment. Yes a win is awesome and a loss sucks, but in the grand scheme of things it isn't all that important. Your health on the other hand..
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:36 pm

Wally

Yikes - Hope everything works out positively

I enjoy watching the Steelers but with the passage of time I recognize, as stated by Fire Arians, it is only entertainment and not something like health and family that really matters



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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:48 pm

Damn Wally, I am sorry to hear about this incident. I'm glad you are okay and doing better. Next to family, your health is the most important thing in life. Get well buddy.

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:54 pm

Scary man! But glad you're alright! Don't worry about the game, I wish I could rid my brain of that travesty. Hopefully your seizure was definitely an isolated incident.

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:27 pm

Hope your OK!

Get well!
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:29 pm

Wow well at least you missed the royal ass kicking the team took at the hands of Marsha and Billicheat! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:33 pm

Put a band-aid on it and get your ass back out on the field.

Get well
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:02 pm

Given what happened to you, be glad you missed the game. Just another day of Pittsburgh having no clue how to beat the Pats*.

I always remind myself of that every night, win or lose, even after a loss. As soon as the game is over or I've shut it off, my concern automatically turns to what's going on in my life.

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:19 pm

Holy Moly bud! Glad you came out on the other end mostly intact. Take care of yourself and monitor what may have caused it. While you were having a seizure at your hotel, the Steelers defense had their own seizure in the secondary so you didn't miss much of anything.

Be well friend.

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:22 pm

Health before everything
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:33 am

I sure hope you're feeling better friend. Like everyone else said it was not a must see game unless you're a Cheatriots fan and we know better.

Here's to you getting healthy and able to enjoy next season.
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:47 am

I hope everything is ok going forward. Get Well!
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:32 am

Wow, scary story... Glad to hear you're doing better now! Get well and stay healthy!
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:48 pm

I'm glad you are okay, Wally. A Steelers game is peanuts to good heath and well-being.

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:19 pm

Silver lining is you missed the worst Steelers performance I can remember. They looked unprepared and were derailed as soon as Bell went under.
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:29 pm

how scary wally! am glad you are o.k. its something i would certainly follow up.

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:33 am

Thanks for all the kind words. Between my health scare, missing the Steelers game (only the third Steelers game I've missed in about the past 25 years), and Ben's postgame comments, this week has been surreal.

I'll be off work for a while as I try to get my health situation straightened out. Hopefully Ben and the Steelers get their crap straightened out as well.

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:08 am

Wallace108 wrote:
Thanks for all the kind words. Between my health scare, missing the Steelers game (only the third Steelers game I've missed in about the past 25 years), and Ben's postgame comments, this week has been surreal.

I'll be off work for a while as I try to get my health situation straightened out. Hopefully Ben and the Steelers get their crap straightened out as well.

Wally,

My hope is that you get back on track and so does the team. Next year we can fire Haley. Beg BA to come back or promote Fitchner. affraid

Seriously get well soon man so we can be back to second guessing all that is Steelers football.
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:16 am

solardave wrote:
My hope is that you get back on track and so does the team. Next year we can fire Haley. Beg BA to come back or promote Fitchner.

What?! I've never heard of that idea before! Why didn't we think of that earlier!?

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:02 am

IowaSteeler927 wrote:
solardave wrote:
My hope is that you get back on track and so does the team. Next year we can fire Haley. Beg BA to come back or promote Fitchner.

What?! I've never heard of that idea before! Why didn't we think of that earlier!?

Because we're not that smart Iowa.
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:32 am

Glad that you are ok and are on the mend. We hope to have you back at full strength by training camp!

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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:51 pm

Wally we warned you years ago about drinking that nasty Busch light...

seriously bro , take care of yourself.
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PostSubject: Re: My game experience    Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:02 pm

stay strong my friend.

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