The hospital is sending Larry home today. He is feeling well enough to walk around and annoy the nurses, so they have to get rid of him. I’ll talk to him tonight and find out what is going on. When he called me, his voice was still bad. I am wondering if he is going to get or even need any therapy. He was moving around OK when I saw him last night. I assume that they gave him another MRI and the stroke is not getting worse.
I was thinking that Larry might use the small amount of brain damage to good purpose. The part of his brain damaged deals with muscle coordination and I think it will be difficult for him to play the guitar for a while. His fingers won’t have the coordination that all of his practicing gave him and he will have to train new brain cells to move his fingers on the guitar. This might be a good thing and he could relearn how to play without any of the bad habits one picks up when first starting. He already “knows” how to play, not all he has to do is get his coordination back and he might gain speed, accuracy and control by having to wire the new circuits.