Gail and Vicky,
Navy is correct. I have been around sporadically. I have only posted sparingly. I was very ill will bronchitis/pneumonia. I was down for four days with a fever of 101-102. When the antibiotic finally kicked in the cough did not magically disappear. Not only has the cough disrupted all my sleep but my breathing is not good. A week out from starting the antibiotic and I still get very short of breath. I coughed so hard I did something to my vocal cords. For several days I sounded like Minnie Mouse on helium.
The great news is that I do have a BRAIN!!!!! I have a MRI that says so! I showed my kids because often they ask me where was my brain when I say or do something off-the-wall. The MRI shows that I have some small scattered areas of ischemia most likely due to inflammatory problems associated with either the lupus or other of my autoimmune diseases. There is more testing that can be done to try to determine the cause of my visual changes. That would be a CT of my eyeballs. However the neuro-ophthamologist and I decidedd there is no rush and I need time to get better and also try to enjoy the holidays.
I so appreciate your care and concern. It really does mean a lot to me that you care. I am sorry I didn't see this sooner. I hope you are doing well.
PS The hemorrhoid is currently minding its manners. I will be presenting it to the GI when I see him next because it has to go.
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