So if you're reading this, you're at least interested enough to care what's happening in my life and I wanted to share this "Notice" with you.
To answer all the questions before they are asked:
I lose consciousness when I cough or laugh (laughing degenerates into a cough).
Most times It's just what I call a "grey-out". I will lose all function of my body (arms, head, legs, etc) but still remain "aware" of what's happening.
I've had 4 instances of full blackouts where I've woken up on the floor. I've suffered a few scrapes and a knock on the head, but so far "staying safe" has kept anything serious from happening.
So far there is no diagnosis, but the coughing is getting less frequent with treatment.
My spirits are relatively good all things considered, but this period of "leisure" has given me "space" to look at life and evaluate what's important and what's not. I've not come to any decisions yet and until my health issue is diagnosed I'm going to forgo anything drastic, but there will be changes forthcoming in my life.