I just realized that I hadn't posted my most recent projects. Here is the finished hat and scarf that I made for Kara. I originally thought it was going to be odd giving them to her while we were in Florida but it turns out that it was so cold while we were there that they probably came in handy! Look at this stylish model!
Remember that DisneyWorld commercial that used to air back in the 80's? Or maybe it was the 90's. Not really sure when, but it showed some parents telling their little kid to go to sleep. All the while, the kid's in his bunk bed rolling around under the covers and calls out "But I'm too excited to sleep!!"
That's me. :-D
In less than 15 hours I'll be in DisneyWorld for the very first time. Gonna have to find me some mouse ears!
As Jeff posted yesterday I spent a good portion of the day at the Cleveland Clinic trying to get what I thought was my BPPV (vertigo) under control. It turns out that the BPPV triggered a migraine like I've never experienced before and was now the cause of my dizziness/headache/sensitivity to light symptoms.
After 2+ hours of receiving IV meds to try and break up the headache, I was sent home and will probably have to go back Monday and Tuesday for 2 more treatments. They typically do this type of treatment for 3 consecutive days, but they don't perform these treatments on the weekend (go figure). To keep the headache from getting any worse, they sent me home with steroids. They wanted to give me some migraine meds but I have an allergy to sulfa which is what most of those contain.
While I still have the headache, it's not nearly as bad as it was and my dizziness symptoms have subsided. Now it's more of a feeling like what a sailor might experience of being on a ship for a few weeks and is walking on dry land again. Oddly enough, yes, this is an improvement...
And here is my new best friend, Dr. Cherian, neurologist extraordinaire:
I've always believed that old saying that life has it's ups and downs, and mine is no different but lately I've been experiencing it to the extreme. I desperately want to feel like myself again, and just when I think I'm taking steps forward I drop back again. I don't have the extreme spinning vertigo but it's always there making me feel off-balance and I can't do the things I want to do. Yesterday I was feeling pretty good, but was afraid to go see a movie with Jeff so I ran some other errands. If watching tv can make me nauseous, I know I'm not ready for the big screen.
Luckily I'm still able to do the things I like, but only in small doses. Here is one of my knitting projects that I'm working on (a pair of socks, modeled by Oliver) but since it's done on small needles, I can work on it for about 10 minutes before I have to put it down.
I'm also working on a scarf for a certain Minnesotan, but I don't want to spoil the surprise by showing any progress photos. :)
Doing computer work also gets to me, but luckily I'm not at the PC too much for my job right now.
I'm supposed to go through physical therapy, but my neurologist is very particular about who he wants me to see and that person is booked solid until late November so my first appointment isn't until November 24th. I'm just hoping I'll be able to do everything I want to at Disney in a few weeks. We'll supposed to go to Cedar Point today but it's mainly to just walk around since it's closing weekend. I'll miss not being able to ride Millennium one more time, but until I can get off the current rollercoaster I'm stuck on, I won't be riding much.