Hello HW family,
I thought it was about
time that I post something! I apologize for having been so scarce the last month or two, but, well, life is hectic with school & all. I know you all understand. I've missed you all! I try to at least read a little when I can, but that's been a major task for me lately. Pain-wise, everything is the same; still miserable to say the least, but I'm hanging in there. I do think that the coordination of my eyes has gotten a little worse again, though. Maybe it's just because I'm always so exhausted; that always makes my eyes a thousand times worse. Plus I'm using my eyes very heavily at the moment. Whatever the cause, there isn't anything that can be done about
it & I'm sick of being let down by my doctors, so I'm doing my best to ignore it & move on. But that has been a contributing factor to my lack of contribution, as it's been harder for me to get through a lot of posts.
I'm still waiting to hear back from the neurosurgeon. It's been over two months since I've seen him. I called his office about
3 wks ago to let them know that I'm still here & waiting/see if he'd made any progress in his research. I was told that he still had my chart & that someone would check on things & let me know. Well, I never heard back, so I called again last week & spoke to his secretary. She remembered me & promised that he'd give me a call this week. So, we'll see. I'm not letting myself get my hopes up about
anything, because more than likely there isn't going to be anything that he can do (if you remember, he's researching the possibility of a nerve stimulator and/or gamma knife surgery). But maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised, in which case, I'll have a lot to think about
I think some of you may also know that I had to suddenly have all my wisdom teeth taken out about
a week & a half ago, thanks to a persistent & nasty abscess. The surgery & the recovery have so far gone very smoothly. It was a piece of cake compared to everything else I've been through over the last several years! My teeth actually felt a lot better after the surgery than before it, when I had the abscess! I'm glad that something health-wise has finally gone right for me!
I hope you all are doing well! Hugs to everyone.
Oh, we also had some major excitement here on campus the other night. Lets just say it involved over 3 hrs of lockdown, the campus being searched by multiple police choppers w/ search lights & infrared cameras, armed state & city police, search dogs, and the SWAT team. Fortunately, when all was said and done no one in the campus community was harmed, but it was pretty scary for a while. Fortunately (or unfortunately) thanks to the Virginia Tech incident a few years ago, we now have a fantastic emergency alert
system in place & the school did a really good job of keeping everyone safe & informed. I can't wait to get out of this city. I am NOT a city girl!
Post Edited (skeye) : 10/25/2009 4:54:11 PM (GMT-6)