Saturday, May 31, 2014
This has been an adventurous week... I drove, not by choice and it was a little frightening but we got home. Not planning to do that again. You see Papa got stung by a stingray at our weekly beach outing. We decided he is for sure a new level of B.A. now. It is extremely painful and there is no treatment for the venom so you just have to wait it out while your body metabolizes it. The lifeguards were great and super helpful. We love Ocean Beach :)
My spirits have been better this week, I think the medications are starting to stabilize. I do find it interested (and a bit frightening) that even missing one dose or taking it late gives me chest pains and sends my blood pressure up. I am not sure that you could really call me stable, at least by my terms since I am not seeing any end to all these drugs. But I am here and that is what is important. We are making some insurance changes so it is likely I won't get in to see other specialists until July at the earliest. I will update when I know more. My legs are getting stronger, but they are still now cooperating so strength isn't the issue. I am enjoying good walks daily, after a time my hips and knee joint on my left side decide they are done. No changes in my other issues of vision and focus. But again, I am here and that part makes me happy. Please keep us in your prayers as we work out the financial part of this new territory.
This week we have fun times with friends planned and Sam's birthday to get busy on, school planning to get started on and some school things to finish up for the year...slow and steady.
The Dr. has been super busy working at Legoland. He is loving his job and I am so excited for him. It really is just what he needed. It is weird him not being here most days. Hopefully he will sit for the CA High School exam within a few months so he will be done DONE on his high school career! Life is marching on! So weird. So cool at the same time. Bittersweet for sure but I have to say, I couldn't be prouder of this guy. To think there was a time when I worried he would never leave home. He is excited to get busy on his mission to serve the Lord. Wonder where he will go?
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
I feel prompted to keep up with my progress somewhere, this place is a good start. I need a place that isn't work related, that's just us. Raw.
On April 28, 2014, our lives changed. I had what doctors are still calling an emergency, I think you could pile stroke and mild heart attack on it. I arrived with blood pressure of 260/170. I spent 9 days undergoing all kinds of tests. We know I have some brain damage and heart damage. We don't know how long it will take to heal. It may never totally heal. I can't drive. I shouldn't be alone with the little ones. Handwork and reading aloud seem to be harder, my left leg seems to have a mind of it's own when it comes to walking - at least I didn't bring home a walker.
Our lives will be different now. New dreams need to be forged. I am lucky to be here. I love my husband. I adore children.