The past few days have been sort of disconcerting for me. My mind…. it ain’t what it used to be. And it’s getting worse. I’m really praying this is only temporary but since it’s happened before, I’m not holding out much hope.
I am having a very hard time processing information. The computer in my head collects the data, sees it, hears it, smells it… but it can make no sense out of it. I notice it’s worse with spoken communication. Reading is a bit difficult, watching TV requires lots of rewinding (thank goodness for DVR). I know how frustrating it must be for Coach. I KNOW how frustrating it is for me. I sort of look at him with this blank stare when he talks to me. Most of the time I have to ask him “what?”… once he repeats it 2 or 3 times, my brain finally kicks in and can process what he’s saying. I don’t like this one bit. Of all the symptoms, I think the cognitive ones scare me the most right now.
I finally got an appointment with the new neurologist down here in the valley. I hate that I have to go see someone new but I can’t do the drive by myself to see my good ol doctor. So….
Also, I got a call from the lawyer’s office yesterday. It sounds like either today or tomorrow I will go sign the contracts required to call him my disability lawyer. This whole entire process just really stinks. The money is taken from me so quickly but trying to get it back is near impossible. And it’s my money afterall. Sheesh.
Coach & I are both suffering from some allergy issues right now. It’s pretty funny at times. We have a sneezing symphony going on in the tin can. The most annoying of it all though is the watery eyes. I feel like I’m crying all the time… and since I do that anyway, well this just sort of makes it a bit worse.
I find that I’m very jealous of breast cancer awareness month. I’m inundated with pink. Everywhere I look, everything is pink. I’m jealous. How come we don’t see this much orange, or purple, or any other color during whatever awareness month? The head coach told the players he won’t have it. They can wear one pink armband but he won’t allow them to go overboard with it all. I agree & disagree at the same time. Coach told one of the kids who was all decked out in pink yesterday that he had better see him all decked out in orange in March. Way to go Coach!
I guess I just wish that we got the same amount of media coverage & recognition for MS as the cancer folks get. I don’t think it will ever happen though. The rate at which people are dx’d with MS is much lower than that of cancer. It’s not a popular disease. Unfortunate that any disease has to be popular.
Thank you all for the birthday wishes! My day was nothing out of the ordinary. At the end of the day, we didn’t get to go out for dinner or anything. Coach didn’t get off work in time. I pouted. I don’t know why. I don’t really need to celebrate birthdays anymore. I’m old enough to be past that. But somehow, it makes a person feel good to have a little something special on the anniversary of their birth. Maybe next year.
I’ve been working on lots of pictures. I haven’t been posting them here though. I figure most of you don’t give a rat’s ass about looking at hundreds of football or volleyball pictures LOL I have reorganized the menu system of the “photos” tab. Every week I add the game photos there. So if for some odd reason you are interested, you can visit over there and take a look. I wish I could figure out how to do an RSS feed for that page but so far, no luck.
It’s naptime…. see you on the flip side!