Ok, it's time for me to get off my butt and post something! Not that I have anything wonderful or entertaining to talk about - I don't. So, I'll just fill y'all in on what's been going on during my absence from the wonderful world of blogging.
Work, work, work. Doctor appointments. Spousal problems. Kid problems. The grass 2 feet high in my yard. Need I go on? Yup, blogging had to take a backseat for a while.
I saw my new neurologist last week. He seemed nice enough but he made me do the strangest things. He had me pushing different muscles against his. (oh. that didn't sound right...) Example: He had me hold my arms out and as he pushed them inward, he told me to push outward. That type of stuff. Then I had to stand with my feet together, arms out and eyes closed for a few seconds. No big deal there, either. Then walk across the room on my toes, then my heels, then normal. Again, no problem. I kind of laughed during all this because I felt so silly. I mean, I understand the reasons for them, but I still felt stupid.
He then told me it was time for my yearly MRI and that now I have to have bloodwork done beforehand to make sure my liver is ok. Seems 1 in 10,000 people have liver damage done by the contrasting gunk they inject for half the MRI, so now the bloodwork is a standard thing. Ugh. That means I have to see my regular PCP. I'd rather go to a barber and have him perform a blood-letting.
The new Brain Doc also said my blood pressure was high and to have my PCP check that also. I am not surprised at all.
Now, during all this time, me and the whole family have been fighting a mean case of bronchitis. I'm feeling much better, but last Friday, my right ear suddenly got all plugged up. Bad. I thought it was some heavy duty disgusting wax build up and tried drops and irrigating it. Nothing. So today I had enough and called to make an appointment with my PCP for that and the blood work and the blood pressure and whatever else is wrong with me that I'm sure he'll discover. Well, I can't see him until late next week. Damn! I seriously am going crazy not hearing, so I decided to go to the Urgent Care Center.
I checked in at 6:30pm and was out at 7:30pm...still with a clogged ear, but now with 3 prescriptions! One for Flonase, one for an antihistamine and one for high blood pressure. Seems my ears are clear afterall. He thinks my bronchitis got my eustacian tube all funked up and that the spray and antihistamine should help shrink things back to normal. As soon as I picked them up at CVS, I tore them open and took everything. I cannot wait for my hearing to come back!
So, that's been the exciting part of what's been going on in my life.
Oh, and my son and hub cut the 2 foot tall grass last Sunday, so now my yard looks all purty. My veggies are growing good, but nothing fruiting out yet.
New neighbors moved in next door (where they tore down that old BBQ pit) and they seem nice enough. No kids, though. I'm a little bummed about that. It would've been nice for Aidan to have some friends next door.
Speaking of Aidan...pre-k is going MUCH better now. His lower lip only sticks out a little bit when we drop him off in the morning. No more screaming fits - YAY!! I even have his Halloween costume already which is major for me. I am usually running around last minute trying to put something together so I am quite proud of myself. I'll have pictures on here when Halloween comes and not before. It's a way cool costume ;)
My old pup is doing good. Quite good, in fact. She has become a food thief and has been caught more than once actually eating off plates on the dining room table. I could kill her! I try to shame her, but she has no shame. She is proud of her thievery. Grrr...
I need a vacation. I'm counting the days until Cacheapalooza at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. 3 days with nothing to do but hang out with friends, do some caching and just chill out. I just hope we can get a cabin! I don't mind tent camping, but last year we had a storm come through and lots of folks in tents got really messed up. I decided then and there to stick with the cabins!
Well, it's getting late and I need to hit the hay, so good night and I'll probably be back tomorrow with a Google Earth Challenge!