Barbara is still ALIVE sort of…
Saturday, August 21, 2010
My apologies to all for not posting and keeping everyone up to date! I had an ongoing computer malfunction. My keyboard broke a long time ago and I just recently got a new one, and go figure, the new one I bought was defective. Hence I repaired the new one, something I was trying to avoid in first place! That’s life…or at least it’s mine. Not much has been going right this Summer. I’m not complaining, just reporting.
Most of all I’ve been and am ill. I was doing fantastic in June (besides my bad shoulder) and was so happy. Towards the end of the month I began to get severe dizzy spells. I finally went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Benign Positional Vertigo. It’s an inner ear disease which causes vertigo, dizziness, and fatigue, and there is absolutely nothing benign about it. Further recuperation is highly variable in terms of time, if recuperation does occur. What bothers me most is not the dizziness but the fatigue. I have a hard time just keeping up with daily matters. However I am better than I was a month ago. I also was very depressed in addition to the physical limitations. I‘m learning to live with it however.
As if this were not enough I probably got a “bug” a couple of days ago, and am at home in bed with all the symptoms of a stomach flue. On the other hand it may be a severe IBS attack. Whatever it is, I am incredibly tiered and spent the last couple of days mostly in bed, but am beginning to feel better.
Anyway this is how life has been going for me. More has gone wrong, but I’ve listed the worst. Of course it’s miserably hot here in Tucson at this time. Yet I’m surviving. I wont let it get me down. However as far as my online presence is concerned I need to set priorities and use the little energy I have on day to day chores like cooking and cleaning. I made another doctors appointment. I want my health matters more aggressively dealt with. I’ve done some research and am informed and know what to ask and what to demand. Once I feel better I’ll be back online. Advice is appreciated.
Weight wise I was somewhere in the 180’s but am back to the low 190’s. I’m working on that. I think currently if I can just stabilize my weight I’m doing very well.
I sincerely miss everyone. I truly just don’t feel well. The moment I feel better I’ll be back. I’m sorry.