This week is going by quickly for me. Chelsea arrived on Tuesday and we have been visiting. I got to feel the baby kick. Alot. Awwwww.... He (I think it's a boy) is an active little thing. It's really nice to have her around and talking about baby topcs.
I had an appointment out of town with a neurosurgeon at Hershey yesterday as I am looking for a new doctor. I am giving up on Johns Hopkins to care for my chiari malformation and pseudotumor cerebri. They have really disappointed me. Since they put in the wrong shunt it has been downhill. They won't admit to putting in the wrong shunt. The doctors seem too busy. They lose things. They never call me back. I can't get a hold of them. My own g.p. can't get my records from them. And it goes on and on. So I went to Hershey yesterday to see if they could care for my neurological needs. It was a no-go. They really don't want to follow up on someone else's "work" and they said they didn't do follow up chiari care. I explained to them that I had the wrong shunt put in. I guess they didn't want to deal with the mess. They told me to either go back to Johns Hopkins or get all my records together and go somewhere else. I mentioned the Chiari Institute in New York. The doctor said this was the best place he had heard of and he recommended it over anywhere else. So I am going to get a hold of the Chiari Institute and see how they feel about my visiting them. I am going to do all I can do over the internet, by phone and by mail. Perhaps I won't even have to go. Maybe they can even find me a doctor locally. I am just so tired of traveling to doctors that are out of town. It is such a stress on my body and a stress on the drivers that I have had to round up. Wish me luck! Oh, one more thing, I saw Krissy yesterday. For those who don't know, she and John are back in Hershey at the Hope Lodge. Well, Krissy is at the Hope Lodge and John is in the hospital. John has a few things wrong with him and needed to be re-admitted. He could be in for a few weeks. If you want to read about what is going on with him visit my sister's journal. She is able to write occasionally as the Hope Lodge has a computer.
On to "Wordplay". I wanted to talk about foreign languages today. The one language I was taught in school was Spanish. I took it for three years. My ex-husband is Puerto-Rican. We lived with his family for a couple of months. You know, I learned more Spanish in those couple of months than I did in the three years I took classes. They didn't know I knew what they were saying, but I was picking it up quickly, and they were saying some not-so-nice things sometimes. Gee, that wasn't so good. Shame on them. I have forgotten alot of the Spanish that I have learned as I haven't used it in about ten years. I do know some American Sign Language. I can sign the alphabet and some words. How about you?
Can you speak any foreign languages? How did you pick them up? Did you learn any in school? Please write down a sentence or two or three so we can see the language and please translate it! Can you speak more than one foreign language? Do you know any sign language or Braille? Have you taught any languages to anyone? If you could learn another language what would it be? Do you have any foreign language stories? Please leave your participation to these questions in the comments section. If you want to do this as an entry in your journal please come back and leave your entry URL so we can go back and read it. Thank you!
Finally, please visit the Breast Cancer Site every day this month. They are doubling the clicks this month. That means more free mammograms for those who can't afford them! Thanks so much! Have a good day everyone! xox