Well, about a year ago, I dropped off the grid.
Here's what happened.
I started losing focus and had a series of migraines, something I had never experienced before.
As it turns out, those were not just migraines, but mini-strokes.
I lost the ability to speak for a few days, and when it came back, I stammered badly and had a serious stutter on top of it. Words did not come to me easily and I went from having an eidetic memory to being barely able to remember basic everyday functions. I was having frequent seizure like episodes which increased until I was having several times a day.
My wife called in her father and sister and moved us to Colorado where she could have assistance caring for me and our infant daughter. Under doctors orders, I could not be left alone.
Shortly afterward, my wife had a miscarriage. Most likely this was due to the stress.
My health in general crashed. My diabetes raged out of control as did my blood pressure. I also fell into a deep depression.
The end result is that I am now under doctor's orders to abandon IT work. My mind no longer works fast enough to handle the work, and my emotional state is far too unstable to handle the stress.
Now, I am looking for something new to do for a living.
I'll answer any questions anybody may have.
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