July 14/17 around noon I died, according to all involved.
I was in the right lane on the QEW and was headed up the Burlington Skyway to Hamilton going around 100 or so.
As I was starting to ascend my head started turning to the left in say 5 second increments. It would then swing back straight. The speed at which this action accelerated was incredible and I will say the increments of head swinging were at least 1 per second. I don't know how long it lasted but I remember vehicles going by on my left but it like a blur and they were sounding their horns.
At this point I could not move. I could not take my foot off the gas or put the brake on or signal or steer. I was Seized as in having a Seizure.
I do recall thinking that this must be how I'm going to die, more along an accident because I didn't know what was happening to me medically.
Next thing I know I have someone yelling at me to squeeze their hand if I can hear them. I know he did it a few times and I finally did. I opened one eye and saw the word police on his vest.
A big cheer went up when I squeezed his hand from the Paramedics who were working on me.
I'm hazy on all the details but what the OPP told me there was a big rig truck driver could see me in passed out as I drifted to the left towards the median.
Apparently he stayed to the left of me to block traffic from passing me on the left and getting pushed over to guard rail or me sideswiping them and causing a chain reaction of collisions.
At this point I was unconscious I wasn't putting any pressure on the gas pedal so I basically stalled at the top against the barrier and the trucker jumped out and put the car in park so it wouldn't roll back.
That's pretty Phucking impressive that this person was so alert. I have new respect for Truck Drivers andwill be getting ahold of the OPP this week to get more details and I want to nominate this guy for some kind of award, Hero Trucker or whatever because he helped out more than just me.
He and some others helped the cop pull me out.
The cop said I was gone.
No vital signs, no breathing and blue as blue could be, no pulse, eyes rolled back.
The reason the cops and ambulance were their so quickly is because people were phoning 911 because of my slow incline and drifting which took about 20 minutes until I came to a stop against the median
Next thing I remember is someone yelling at me to squeeze their hand if I could hear them. Eventually I did and he said so loudly and a cheer went up.
I opened my one eye and could see POLICE on his vest.
Turns out I have a fluid build up on the Brain which has been caused by a cancer spot.
I spent the week in Hamilton and got home July 21. I will say excellent care in Hamilton which is a teaching hospital and I had 2 neurologists watching my case.
I have an appointment Monday am with a brain cancer specialist so we will see how that goes.
I do not recall my life passing before my eye's as they say although when I thought I was going to die before losing consciousness it may have happened.
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