Charlie Daniels reports that he is doing fine as he continues to recover from the stroke he suffered while snowmobiling in Colorado a week ago, and he would like to share some details with his fans. He warns, "If you begin to feel a stiffness in your limbs or face or if one or more of your limbs start to become difficult to control, immediately chew up a couple of aspirin and head for the nearest hospital or clinic. Don't procrastinate or try to tell yourself it's going to go away. You only have three hours from the time you feel a stroke coming on to get a shot of tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator) into your system to break up the blood clots that are causing the stoke. So don't play with your life, get help."
Daniels shares, "The fingerprints of God were all over my experience." He explains that there were so many things that made him know that God was ordering his steps. He elaborates, "We could have easily been snowmobiling a lot farther away from the hospital. The fact that [snowmobile buddy] Cy's vehicle had no snowmobile trailer to remove saved us precious minutes. Everything worked like clockwork; there was a plane available to take me immediately to Denver." Charlie adds that the mind-boggling part is that Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango had only been stocking tPA in their pharmacy for about three months. He notes, "If they hadn't had it, there would have been no way for me to get the shot in time to prevent the stroke from doing major damage. As I said, nothing less than the hand of God." He wants to thank all of you who prayed for him, and he's looking forward to seeing you on the road.
The power of prayer. Charlie is definitely a lucky man. ~Vanessa