You'll find that, aside from my crabbing about my failing health, I DO manage to get some fun things done around here lately! Hope you'll click your way over there (from the sidebar links) and check things out.
|After 3 years, the redbud tree is actually blooming. |
(Note the LOUSY mortar job on my chimney.
It serves as 2 reminders:
1) even the 'good guys' can screw up and
2) stress can cripple you if you don't do something about it
I can, in retrospect, think what MAY have happened. Severe neck pinch (and nary a Vulcan in sight!) which caused my right side to start to go numb. All the rest: nausea, shaking, fear, fast heart rate, feeling faint were likely the result of a (totally understandable) panic attack from the sudden numbness onset.
It took me several hours (and a long phone call with a friend, Lauree - who has been a ROCK during this whole health fiasco) to get me through the worst of the panic while the adrenaline worked out of my system and the pain in my head/neck subsided.
This morning my face is numbish and neck is very stiff. One thing during our phone call last night,she encouraged me to get some PT for my neck. It may help things and it can't hurt. I do have an order (Rx) for same from the neuro-surgeon and will call the therapist today (Update: evaluation appt May 9 - yay!). I also have (FINALLY!) a follow-up visit this Friday to the neurologist who has left me dangling after my tests taken back in MARCH.
Otherwise, the sun is shining and I'm supposed to mow the lawns today. I'll have to think about that one... (Another update - yep, I mowed. Only partly and with lots of breaks.)