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Monday, October 08, 2018

I got home late Saturday evening. Boy, was I tired and hurting. This traveling is something I love however since my last concussion in January, it has been a challenge. I was told by a couple of my doctors that the effects of this last one plus the fall causing additional injury to my old "bad" concussion, that the combined effects could be temporary or they could become permanent. All I know is it's 8 months since that fall and I don't do well on trips but it's actually when I get to my destination that the problems start.
First off, I'm very prone to motion sickness now. So before I get in the car I take Meclizine for the motion sickness. If I'm lucky I'm good for 8 hours. If not, I'm very dizzy, nauseated really bad, and have to lay down. Hopefully I'm able to eat before I lay down which helps. I got sick going down to Florida - 15 hours in a car is just too much but we had to take a major detour due to Hurricane Florence's landfall being right after we left NE Tennessee. So the detour was through Atlanta.
Going back to my brother's from Florida, he had the bright idea to check out an alternate route so we would know what this route was like and avoid Atlanta. That turned into 15 hours in the car. I was down for the count as soon as the car was unloaded.
I love my brother, however, he has absolutely no clue what I'm going through. He's the type that rarely has even a mild headache. So with my mountain of problems, he's clueless, absolutely clueless.
So the trip home to western Kentucky wasn't too bad. We made it before my motion sickness meds wore off. So I wasn't too bad. Just in a lot of pain. Things had to be done at the house, so I started them which made my back hurt even more.I finished the majority of that yesterday. Today I'm just not worth anything. I hurt head to toe.
I hate depending on anyone because like today, I wanted to get my flu shot and go to the gym. So far it ain't happened.
I'm an emotional basket case too. Yesterday was the anniversary of my husband's heart attack and death. Tomorrow is his birthday and the day he was buried. This being October and my emotions are in super high gear.
This week is just about getting myself back together so to speak. I haven't even unpacked yet. We're still in the extreme heat alert territory that we've been in everyday since May 1st. Wednesday a cold front is set to come through. Rain, wind and much cooler temperatures. Looks like fall will finally get here. So much I want to do and need to do but I just don't care right now.
I have appointments with my therapist and retina specialist coming up. I'm tired of doctors.
Oh a good note my blood sugars have much improved. Also I only gained 1.2 pounds over the 5 weeks I was gone.
It's just my pain levels are through the roof. I'll be gentle with myself this week as much as I can stand.
Sending you all love, hugs and prayers,
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    399 days ago
    Glad you're home safe. I hope your pain gets better. emoticon
    399 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sending love and warm healing vibes.
    399 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    With all the pain and other problems happening to get from home to Florida and back home, do you think it would be better for you to fly down and back. It would be quicker than the long car ride. hope you get to feeling better soon, but until then rest and heal instead of needing to get things done, they will wait.
    400 days ago
    I am glad you are home safe.. I missed you
    400 days ago
    I'm glad you made it back home. Be good to yourself and take it easy!!
    400 days ago
    Brothers seem to never get it..love them any way. Take care.
    400 days ago
    I hope you were able to at least enjoy your trip. Hope you will be feeling better. God bless. emoticon
    400 days ago
    I love your choice of words "I'll be gentle with myself" I am going to adopt that phrase ok? I am glad you get to travel some. Hang in there.
    400 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon. Hurricane Michael is to come through Maryland Wednesday night into Thursday and then the Fall temperatures will begin. Hubby turns off the central air at night and the house goes to 77 degrees, too hot for me. I use a fan and sleep in the living room in a recliner.

    I am reading a book From Grief to Glory, less that $6 from abe.com by the author, James W. Bruce, III.

    400 days ago
    Although you were sick for part of the time, I hope you were able to have a good time. Motion sickness is no fun. The weather here can't make up its mind. Hot one day and very cool the next. Hope you get cooler weather there soon.

    So sorry for your loss and the emotional memories that you have. Hope you can find some relief for your pain. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    400 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Ramona I hope you were able to enjoy the time you were down here in FL. Terrible to be in pain from the trip but hope that made it worthwhile. Of courses you also got to suffer with the heat down here too.

    Do be gentle to yourself and take time to recuperate from your travels.

    401 days ago
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