It seems that this week's installment of "Up Close with Val" was a bit difficult. I thought it might be. No one was correct. I am going to give you all a couple of clues and put in a picture that might be just a tiny bit easier. This "thing" is found outside and you may or may not have one of these in your hometown. There also have been songs written about these! Good luck!
My appointment went pretty much as expected on Friday. My neuro-surgeon believes my shunt is clogged and malfunctioning and has set me up for a test for next Thursday. Yikes, I have to go back to Baltimore again. He is running dye through the shunt to make sure it is really clogged and not working and is putting an anti-clogging agent in it as well. He said this agent only works 15 percent of the time. Not a good average in my opinion. If he can't get it working I will have to have another shunt inserted. That means another surgery and another bald head! If I can get the shunt to work by Thursday I won't have to have any of this done, though, so I would LOVE prayers and good thoughts and vibes sent my way!! Thanks!! I am so very grateful for all of your prayers through this journal and through emails and IM's!! They mean more than you all will ever know.
Hey, don't forget triple click October over at the Breast Cancer Site!!
Have a great Sunday! xox
Senator Franken did the right thing - I don't feel happy about writing this. I don't have a song in my heart and I don't want to include another photo of Al Franken looking downcast as he exit...
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