Happy Monday, all! So, it's been a frustrating week or so. My shunt has been malfunctioning. It has causeed alot of headaches, migraines, vision problems and backaches. For those of you who don't know, I had a ventricular-atrial shunt inserted a little over a year ago for chiari malformation and pseudotumor cerebri. I had two brain surgeries. It was a long haul. If you want to read about the two conditions they are in my "Favorite Sites" in my side bar under intracranial hypertension and chiari malformation. Anyway, the shunt diverts excess cerebral spinal fluid from my brain and spinal column into my atrial (heart) area. It has worked beautifully until this past week. I had forgotten how bad the migraines could get and how my face swells. I am in good spirits, though. I will let everyone know how my appointment goes. I am just hoping it can be fixed without having further surgery!
I am late for this week's installment of Krissy's Scavenger Hunt! This week's subject is "your favorite bracelet". I chose my silver, garnet and marcasite bracelet. I don't wear bracelets too often, but this one I wear more than the others and I LOVE the red/orange color of the stones. I love gems of the earth!
While I am speaking of gems of the earth, I wanted to show you a ring I had designed. I had it designed because I had been searching for years and years for the perfect ring. I have a large size finger - size 9. It has been hard to find a ring that fit me that I liked. There is a local jeweler here that makes jewelry so I decided to pick out my favorite stone and a simple setting (I love simple settings!). I wanted a ring that I could wear every day that went with everything.
So, that is it for the day. I must get off as I have a headache and I have lots to do today. Have a super week all!! xox
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