so, as a few of you know, ive spent the last few weeks layed up in a hospital bed, undergoing various tests, ct scans, ultrasounds, xrays, byopsys and blood work, enough to bankrupt me im sure, all because i got a little lightheaded one night after work. heres the story, got home from work two weeks ago monday, did some things, went to make something to eat and while in the kitchen, i started spinning, not the room, but it felt like i was spinning, really trippy like, went to the couch and sat down. things settled. got up and BAM, hit the floor. sat back down, .......woke up the next day on the couch, and tried to stand up to pee and everything went fuzzy and i felt like i was on a bad acid trip (or so ive heard....)....called my daughter, she took me to the ER. they thought it was a heart attack so they did a CT scan of my chest, and found some masses in my lung, did a second lower scan and found more masses in my liver. so began two weeks of tests, poking, prodding and pain. long story short, ive been diagnosed with an advance sarcoidosis, in my liver and my lungs, and will begin a life long treatment of medication and bi-annual testing to make sure it isnt spreading. Im not out of the water yet though, i have to have a brain scan and a eye byopsy done, to make sure it hasnt progressed to either of those places, as if it does, i am assured i will go blind, and there is a high risk of it being fatal. once those are done, it will set a benchmark for the bi annual tests so that any progress can be tracked. the specialist says he believes we caught it early enough that it can be controlled. never cured, but he beleives if it is isolated to my lower organs we should be able to prevent it from spreading further. so as far as treatments, medication for the rest of my life, a very strict change of diet, and reduction of as much stress as humanly possible. will be a few weeks until i will be released to return to work, but for now, thats what i know. some of you were interested, so, im putting it all out there for the ones that did. moral of the story, dont let things slide with your health. no one is invinceable, and sometimes. the smallest things reveal the biggest problems. PLEASE, PLEASE, i beg you, dont turn this into an >insert religious diety here< set of responses, im not religious, and wont be when this is done, especially when this is done, and while im not knocking you, its just not what i want to hear because i dont believe it and wont. anyways, this was easier than resending it to the people that have been in the loop. seriously guys, watch your health, when something isnt right, DONT blow it off, ive been doing that for years, and now, im regretting every single time. you will never get it back once its gone, so do whatever you can to hold onto it!!!!