Many of you know our friend Elise Matthesen, longtime Minneapolis fan, musician, writer, and creator of art jewelry. Elise has been visiting us in Brooklyn, as she often does.
Late last night, at our apartment, she suffered a sudden impairment of vision accompanied by a strong and lateralized headache. Teresa called 911 and the three of us rode in the back of an ambulance to Lutheran Medical Center, where they’re now saying they believe what happened to her was a small stroke.
She’s still in the hospital; we don’t know how long for. She’s comfortable (if very tired) and seems unimpaired in speech or thought. In keeping with the usual hurry-up-and-wait hospital routine, we’re waiting for word from the Real Doctor, which may come down this afternoon.
Needless to say, various plans for today and the rest of the week are up in the air and will continue to be up in the air until we know a bit more. We’re posting this on Making Light on the theory that this is one of the best ways to get the news out to most of our and Elise’s friends.