Survivor Story: Charles
Eating Lunch in Park
It was early afternoon on August 2, 2007. I am 55. Michael, who was
sitting at a park table cattycorner to me, was also hit, indirectly, and was knocked
down. He is 54. There was rumbling in the distance and intermittant
light rain. The lightning bolt was the only one in the several hours before
and hour after the incident. There had been rumbling in the distance the entire
day. After a couple of weeks I developed insomnia which has been resistant
to medication. I am easily fatigued by work and have short-term memory impairment.
My foot still aches and tingles. As long as 7 weeks later my
neurologist was telling me not to go to work for at least 3 more weeks.
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