Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Responses, Diary Update, Seizures, Hair
How good to see some responses to various bits of this blog! But I can see I may fall into what is for me an almost irresistible trap – wanting to reply to every response! I’ll try to discipline myself on that…. or at least limit myself to a sentence or two max. But your responses will be an indication of what interests people most and that helps. I hope no-one took too seriously my wee story. Never let the truth interfere with a good yarn!
I’ve decided to keep these really brief and people can tease out details in comments if they want. Tracey continues to recover from her surgery but it’s a slow process [not quite as slow as donating a kidney though –that took over 2 years]. My blood pressure seems variable and I need to watch this as I’m not too keen on the prospect of stroke or a coronary.
I am now pretty familiar with the sensations that precede a seizure after dealing with them for close to 10 months. Last night I had all these sensations plus mood swings, but we quickly put the arm in its sling and I did what I do mentally to deal with seizures. Though I am certain the damaged part of my motor centre wanted to play havoc with my right side, it didn’t happen. That's a win in my book, and a big one. It’s exactly 3 weeks today since the last one. Fingers crossed.
HairI don’t know why, but keeping my hair is a bit of an obsession with me. Vanity? Probably. Maybe because it’s so much part of identity. Anyway, it keeps fighting back. I thought I was going to lose it all under IV chemotherapy, but it just got thinner and thinner [and the back of my neck got colder and colder] and now is a rather strange but visible covering just about everywhere it should be, except where my skull was blasted by radiotherapy earlier in the year and never grew back. But if I’m going to lose it, why not on my face, and save shaving? It is an luxuriant there as ever. Play fair now….