Dear friends, this week it was discovered that I have had a pretty serious stroke. Serious in that the part of my brain that has been affected was fairly large. Through the Grace of God, however, I have had zero noticeable effects of this stroke.
I spent 4 days in the wonderful care of doctors and nurses at St. Francis Hospital as they tried to figure out why the stroke happened. Despite their diligent work, they could not locate the source of the stroke.
They have referred me on to the Mayo Clinic, where I will visit in a few weeks. The Mayo Clinic specializes in cases like mine that defy the normal battery of tests and procedures.
I know that before, during, and after (and always) that there are lots of people praying for me and for their priests. I appreciate that, and ask for your continued prayers.
I am very much at peace, and have been given medication to ensure that until I can get further diagnosed, I will not have another stroke.
I have been given the green light to carry on with my priestly ministry as normal with the encouragement from the doctor to take it easy.
Thanks again for your ongoing prayers.