Saturday, April 05, 2014
It has been a wild and crazy week, well couple of weeks, and if you get right down to it, over half a year.
In a very small nutshell - Our van was breaking down, and couldn't get it to pass emissions and it is leaking oil. We have been trying to get the problem resolved since about February - with no luck. The deadline to fix it is Monday. That is the extension.
Last week we heard from Christians in the south that want to glorify God by helping us with our vehicle. I anticipated their helping with the repairs. Instead - they told us to look for a newer reliable vehicle.
We just drove our "new" 2011 Subaru. It was given to us as a blessing for Ron's ministry. I am flabbergasted! I am in awe. I am in utter thanksgiving to my maker and the one who provides, the one who owns everything.
In the midst of all this, on Wednesday, while at work, I began to lose time, to not be able to connect the dots of thought and words and pattern. I couldn't remember the year, I couldn't remember the make or model of the car we were getting, and I couldn't remember my boss's name, nor her assistant.
I ended up being brought home, where I couldn't remember what medications I take, nor what they are for. I was getting pretty nervous, scared.
So Ron took me to the ER and they did a workup for stroke - I passed the blood work, the CAT scan, the myriad of physical therapy, speech therapy tests they did. I did lose those thoughts for a few hours, but then could recall what they were. They first called it a TIA, but ruled it out with the tests they did. They still have told me to take a baby aspirin daily though.
They did find that my potassium levels were kind of low again, so they gave me the pills, and now I am eating my bananas, potatoes, and whatever else will fill that gap.
My MRI shows some kind of clouding - something either indicative of age, tertiary Lyme disease, or MS - so will be seeing a neurologist and speech therapist this week, as well as my primary care physician before I can return to work.
Meanwhile, I am tightening up eating potassium rich foods, cutting back on rich stuff that may cause a problem. Working at getting better sleep (the night before, I suffered a severe lack of sleep), and reducing stress even further.
What a week, full of trials, tribulations, and victories.
I must revert my bad eating habits, and make sure I remember to keep on making Getting Healthy IS my Job.