It has been way too long! I have had a bit of a trying week and have missed everyone in J-Land tremondously. I have been so behind on writing in my journal and reading other's that I have become overwhelmed. I decided not to put too much pressure on myself and write in my journal here first and let everyone know that I am okay and then I wanted everyone to know that I will be visiting their journals very shortly. I get antsy missing a day not reading so not being on for a few days was really very hard. I have been very fatigued lately and am not sure what to attribute it to. That has been very common for me the last few years. With a few chronic illnesses going, it is hard to know what is what. The best I can do is just take care of myself mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. That is a hard task when you have no illness. With two large storm systems coming through, a day-long trip out of state, as well as smaller rain systems, my body just did not want to cooperate. It felt as if somebody turned on a faucet somewhere on me and drained out all of my energy. I never truly have much energy, but when the little I have is totally depleted, I am in trouble and it is hard for me to do just about anything.
I went to my neurologist's appointment on Monday to have a check-up basically. They were going to lower the dial on my shunt, thus lowering the pressure of my cerebral spinal fluid in my head and spine. Needless to say, after six hours being there, they discovered that I do not have a programmable shunt and they could not lower the pressure. The doctor was very confused about this and said he was going to talk to my neuro-surgeon about it. So I stayed off the computer and telephone for three days to get a phone call back. No phone call came. I called to remind them that I was supposed to get a phone call. No phone call came still. I do not know if they put in the wrong shunt. My chart was filled with incorrect information, including the type of shunt that was inserted. That was very disconcerting to me. I am hoping that the neuro-surgeon has a good explanation. I am wondering if they are even going to tell me the truth. I am also wondering if I am going to have to have a new shunt put in eventually. Don't like it at all, but I can't sit around fretting.
So, do you like the new pics I put in. I am really enjoying my new digital camera! My Daddeeoo gave me the camera. That was so swell of him. Such a wonderful, wonderful gift! Yay! Thanks, Daddy! I am going to give you pics of my favorite place in town next week if it does not rain. It is the park I talked about a couple of weeks ago. I am so excited!
Speaking of my Daddy, we had this conversation not too long ago and I was wondering what your responses would be... If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? You can pick the entree, drink and dessert. Now you have to eat this for every meal, forever! I picked black beans with kielbasa on brown rice (the way my Mom made it growing up with spices and onions cooked all day), fried purple cabbage (can you tell I am part Hungarian?), orange juice diluted with water (I drink it all the time and love it, my favorite drink), and vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup! I am sure I would get sick of it, but we all would get sick with anything we picked. I think I want this meal right this very moment! MOOOOMMMM............