Sunday, January 7, 2007

Another Week Ahead...

     It's Sunday evening and all I can think about is how much I did NOT get done this weekend!  My laundry remains piled high in the basket...my home remains looking as if the high winds we've been having here in the Northwest actually ripped THROUGH the interior, instead of outdoors...and I'm quite certain there are other assorted tasks I simply can't remember that remain "undone" on my list!  But alas, I am tired...

     I return to work again tomorrow for five days of my "reduced schedule" status.  Instead of putting in the usual 9.33 hours, I have only been clocking in between 6 - 8 hour days...this has certainly been ENOUGH.  By the time I get home, I am absolutely fatigued, dragging my leg with me, and feeling a bit nauseated as well.  I suppose this is why Dr. She Who Will Not Be Named suggested I only work SIX hour days for a bit...but, as usual, I defy her! LOL

     I CAN report in that my FUO (fever of unknown origin) has resolved...I have been afebrile for almost a week now.  That certainly boosts my spirits and my physical functioning...it is quite draining to feel feverish every day and the excess heat did NOT assist my fatigue.

     I have not gotten any results from my CT scan of my nose hairs (actually my sinuses and mastoid bones, but it felt like they must be looking at and separating every hair in my nose based on the bizarre positioning and time it took to complete the test!)...in the medical testing business, no news really IS good news.  It is standard to call within the first 24-48 hours of the testing if there's something "bad" showing up...I'll take no call to mean nothing is wrong.

     I DID get my hearing tested last week on Friday after a lengthy phone battle with my insurance carrier, who kept providing different coverage information each time I called...must be a "New Year's" kind of thing...or a cost-saving one!  Anyway, I am a bit HOH (hard of hearing), but it turns out when I'm not responding to people it really IS most likely because I'm choosing to ignore them!  LOL  There was also nothing significantly wrong with my ears/hearing.

     Madam "Z", my physical therapist, also put me through some more vestibular testing (inner ear) in PT this past week...come to find out, my repeated statements (and denials) about my vertigo and NOT having nystagmus (rapid movement of the eyes usually seen with MS vertigo) were not actually "accurate".  I donned a funky pair of goggles that had tiny eye cams in them while she twisted and turned me about to try to create my dizziness/vertigo.  While the cameras were rolling, so were my eyes!  Technically speaking, I have an upward, right "tic" in my eyes when experiencing vertigo/dizziness...AKA, friggin' nystagmus!  I am now certain to have my "Junior Medical License" pulled...

     This coming week, I not only am to work five days in a row, but I also see Madam "Z", Dr. She Who Will Not Be Named, AND I go back for more vestibular testing with Dr. Huh?  I'm thinking my laundry will either wash itself or I'll be wearing dirty underwear...

     Back to "resting" again...

2 comments:

mumma4evr said...

just turn the undies inside out and wear them again...
becky

mdmhvonpa said...

Tip: The local wholesale stores in our area sell underwear in packs of 5 ... I find that by stocking up, I can go 3 months before resorting to swim-suits.  Upside for you is that you only have to buy a single suit unless you like the bikini-look.  Personally, I shy away from thongs and speedos.

;)