Ready for the Big Top
Had a great Christmas over at my sister's house Saturday. She cooked a low fat non-mammalian meat meal where I was able to eat ever single dish that was offered without pain or fear of hospitalization....and tasty to boot! Thank heavens for cooking challenged me, she is going to write exact how-to recipes so I can duplicate some of the dishes. I am not a person who can cook with a pinch of that and a touch of this. I need measurements, and exact steps.
I got some automated clown toys for Christmas. When asked what I wanted for Christmas a few months ago I stated I wanted Clown Happiness. Somehow anything with a clown on it makes me happy and goofy!! I am always a little goofy but viewing clowns always boosts my happiness levels.
I have a balancing clown on my desk at work that I mess with when I need to think and cruelly balancing the clown on his nose for hours makes me a happy camper. Now I have a clown that shakes his maracas, and one with crossed out eyes in the shape of x's that rides a unicycle. I may be starting my own little clown farm.
Yesterday The Headache took on a new dimension - pain in the left side of my face that was worse when I was chewing or swallowing. I had about four hours of misery from this, with bolts of nerve pain shooting across my face from the region of my left ear. It left as quickly as it came. I have "jabs and jolts" type of ice pick pain, but this was a new one. I am a little bit fearful that I may be getting some inflammation of my trigeminal nerve. Argh!!!!
Dr. Kildare's and Nurse Goodguy's nurse left me a message Friday. I do not have low vitamin E or copper concentrations in my blood. This rules out any metabolic cause they have come up with so far. Still waiting for communication on what my future treatment plan for my legs looks like. Hmmmm. Wonder if they have looked at my records at all yet. Likely not.
I will get with my PCP in the next couple of weeks to see what I need to do painwise and otherwise for The Legs. I think Dr. Kildare is out chasing other rabbits and has lost track of mine. Ah well, back to the drawing board! Wishing I could have kept dear Dr. Welby - he sounded intelligent. Sigh.
Very tired. I have not been taking medication for pain this last week or weekend so I can be higher functioning. Not good for me sleep wise. I will try and sleep well tonight so I can get up and go to work tomorrow. I'm ready to take off in my clown car and get down to business..