Friday, May 31, 2019

Summer Flower Fun

Outside with flowers and a cool building. 
Yesterday was better in terms of head/shunt pain issues. Last Saturday specifically was the worst day in a long time, four hours of pain until it finally went away in the afternoon. My medical device gets temperamental depending on the weather and phases of the moon. I was fortunate enough earlier this month to go exploring with a friend and encountered several flowers and architecture.

It's been a while since I completed a book and earlier this month, I finished working on one.  A short post about it can be found here.

6/1/19 - I don't know what it is about Saturdays. Last Saturday was a bad shunt and head pain day. Today is also Saturday and it's another bad chronic pain day. I tried again to take medication in the afternoon, and not much of an improvement even after 6pm. Continuous eye and shunt pain both at the same time.

6/2/19 - Shunt, eye and distal catheter pain in stomach at various time during the night, especially early in the morning like around 2am.  I could go on a profanity laced post about my shunt, I'm not going to though. I have a better idea about expressing my extreme frustration with my medical device.

More on that later...

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Markers and Spring

May is stroke awareness month. This week it's been lots of dizziness, shunt pain and the occasional pain behind my eyes. The eye pain is mostly behind my right eye, where I had double vision for a year and twelve days after my brain injuries. I had surgery to correct my eyesight in 2015. 
Group photo of volunteers Spring Day of Caring

Earlier this month was my local United Way's Spring Day of Caring. As usual, it was a good way to get out and distance myself from chronic pain issues. I received a free shirt and two sandwiches... I saved one sandwich for the following day. 

Additionally, the coloring group at my local library this week helped me distance myself from pain issues.