02 September 2006

In which there is a pause for an intake of breath before the last leg of the project and in which I explain about the brain hemorrhage

I've spent the last month working on the design of the book that will document this project: Staircase Poems. Linda Shevlin & Padraig Cunningham, two painters who have a graphic design company called Pure Design have gone to great lengths to appease my persnickety and perfectionistic tendencies during the design process. They've been saints really. The book is now in the hands of the printers, so there is time for a large intake of breath before the next and final job of figuring out how to post the thing out to 10,000 households in this area. An Post may or may not be helping us with this...more on that later.
But I mentioned the matter of a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage in a post back in June and have yet to explain. I had one. On February 2, 2006. I'll let the tone be set here by the medical website writer because, as for me, I still can't quite find the way to talk about this. Yet. But I hope to. A film-poem (a couple of them) are in the works on the subject. So here's what happened me as explained by www.shands.org/health:

A small percentage of subarachnoid hemorrhages have a nonaneurysmal pattern to them. They occur spontaneously and are usually localized ot the area of the brain called the perimesencephalic cistern. The prognosis for this type of hemorrhage is excellent. Unlike the majority of hemorrhages that are caused by arterial ruptures, this type is thought to be a venous or a capillary rupture.

I spent a week in Beaumont Hospital's neurological ward and got the finest of care in every way. Thank you one and all.


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