Today was a breath-taking beautiful day. The sun was shining, it was in the 80’s F….yes the 80’s on the first day of March! A good friend of mine just got married! I’m so very thrilled for her, you may remember me passing along the candle lighter award to her….Congratulations Fiona and Jeremy…I adore you!
I slept longer than I have in a long time, I woke up with a minimal headache (my normal every day type of headache). I was still seeing double but it didn’t seem to last as long. I lounged in bed for a while with the window open and enjoyed my breakfast. Then I read a bit on the computer and decided to get dressed for the day. We were refinancing out house to a better rate, and we had to sign all the papers at the lawyer’s today, so I had places to go. I decided to start getting ready very early. About 2 1/2 hours early. Just in case. I wanted to do a little then rest, do a little more, rest…eat lunch….rest….you get the idea.
You would be so proud of me…I know I was. Darn I should have gotten a picture!! I French braided my hair. I’ve never been able to do that! It has always turned out lopsided or with straggling hairs, but usually it is a “Dutch” braid. A French braid lies flat against your head the Dutch braid is kind of backward, it looks like a braid stuck to your head….it sticks out. It’s kind of neat, but not what I wanted. And…imagine this, I did it on the FIRST try!!
I tried on a few things to wear, but the one’s that I don’t look like a blimp in were too hot, I admit I was getting sad and upset. Then I thought of a white tank top with an orange cap sleeved sweater over it that has one button around the abdomen that makes me look much thinner. I actually put on makeup!! I got ready, got dressed, and got down stairs….all by myself. I was beaming with pride.
Stuart and I decided if I felt well enough after our visit to the lawyer we would have a date night and go to Fishmonger’s. I LOVE crab legs. I know he just got them for me on Valentine’s day…but it was so nice to have a date night with my hubby. In a restaurant right across the street from where we met.
Fishmonger’s is one of those little seafood restaurants that make you feel like you are on the Carolina Coast.
I am having a very hard time with my hearing. Stuart needs to step up his ASL practice. On average I have to ask someone to repeat themselves at least 3 times, and after that I just drop it. It’s too embarrassing. And it’s usually just some small talk. I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it here, and I’m too tired to look back and finish this so I’ll give you the short version. Saw Audiologist on Monday. She thinks I’ll need a cochlear implant soon but the requirements change with insurance companies. We have new insurance starting this months. (they are going to love this) The first question Stuart is going to call and ask is what
their criteria is for covering a cochlear implant? The surgery cost between $30,000 and $100,000 and our out-of-pocket will be $150 Yay!!!
So I may have told you…forgive me.
So while we were out, it came time for my medication. All of a sudden I had a sharp pain in my head, I asked what time it was, exactly time for my medication! I asked if we happened to remember….ooops, nope. So I was 2 hours late taking it. By the time I got home, I was not able to walk unaided, I was slurring my words, I had to really concentrate to understand things…..it’s kind of funny, in a way I feel like I’ve taken some drug…like a downer or something. But it’s all being caused because I missed my medication. Ahhhh!
Right now I’m running a fever again. Every night, only at night. Strange huh? I take some Tylenol it goes away.
I still have a lot fo figure out with all of this, and it will take some time. It is apparent that I’m getting better with the side effects and I’ll probably get even better when I get some potassium (Diamox is known to deplete potassium.) I have been trying to eat a banana a day, but it’s hard when that’s the cap on the amount of fruit I can eat in one day. So we went to buy some and the store was out. How rude!
I’ve been watching these cooking shows and now I’m just dying to cook. But I need to be more steady on my feet for that. Perhaps I see some slow cooker meals in the future. (much less dangerous, I can just instruct Stuart.) I bought some herbs recently, and got a free ounce of Saffron….oh….what will I do with this delectable spice?
Also, if you have never heard of or tried Pot Herb – it is a mixture of Chives, Chervil, Parsley, Thyme, Marjoram, and Bay leaves. This was delectable in Chicken Soup..and just on chicken….I can imagine so many things to do with this blend…why have I never heard of this french blend of spices before?
What a difference a day can make. Do I feel this much better from all the well wishes? The joyous feelings I have for my friend? The fact that the Topamax was uped? The beautiful weather (you know I got to take the top off!!), or have I once again, simply decided enough. I can’t stand to live with you like that! Get up! Pick yourself up…even if you need help, and find something that satisfies you. even something small…and build it up again.
That’s why I say those silly expectations I had for this life…they must be fluid now, and change as I do.
Thank you all for believing in me.