Well this is challenging – working on my laptop makes me dizzy. Maybe I am saying that wrong… I get dizzy when working on my laptop. Weird.  I am going to talk to my optician tomorrow to see if it’s my new eyeglass prescription. We’ll see.
Yesterday I spent an hour outside with my family. We fed some ducks and relaxed by the lakeside. I must admit I got nervous because I worry that I’ll get worn out and have trouble making it back to the car. But I did just fine, and today I am going to go to church and see how that goes. Seems like everyday things that I used to do are now big deals. Aint life great? Yes it is. I actually put on make-up today so I won’t scare anyone at church. That was interesting. One eye is as usual but the other one is swollen so they don’t match. But if feels good tobe able to put make-up on so when I look in the mirror I don’t scare myself!

4 thoughts on “Make-up

  1. wOW, I am impressed. I do know how doing ordinary everyday activities can be very fatiguing and sometimes overwhelming. Have you obtained a handicap permit yet? You do need one, especially before the snow arrives. If you need help with that let me know. They are awesome and quick here in Park City. Actually it is in Kimball Junction underneath the library. There is a form you take to your doctor which basically they state whether you need a temporary or permanent disability and they check one of the reasons listed. I recommend this because from my experience there good days and bad days and if you overdo it you are more likely to have a bad day. It seems to be all about learning the new you in stages, and recognizing that there are limits and a process to progression. For me I am currently working on limiting outings and have put an every other day plan as a maximum for the time being, with a limit to the time out. Plus I used to do as many errands as I could when I was out and now that is somewhat limited also.This is a good way for me to manage fatigue and measure progress. It has been a lot slower than I expected, but I just have to remind myself that each day is a gift that I was quite close to not having and those gifts could end any time. So I am trying to get a little more prepared. I have days when I feel great and they are special rewards that give me lots of hope and strength. Like you I am still making appointments and following up with providers about my questions and concerns and what can be done. It is such a positive learning experience.
    I have a retired nurse friend who had a slight accident and hit her head, sustaining a closed head injury. She had really seldom ever had headaches but started with daily problems from them. I mention this just because she had previously spent most of her time on computer, watching TV, or doing knitting or crochet. She was not able to continue this and went to her doctor and he helped her set up a time limit program with progression over time. I am not su

  2. I am not sure how long it took but she is fine now.
    Maybe you could try doing computer for just a few minutes in the morning and afternoon.Then gradually see if you can get more used to it and slowly increase your time. A time management plan for TV might also be worth experimenting with due to eye strain and brain fatigue. It uses a lot of eye muscle activity making all the transitions that are thrown at you from a TV and especially the rapid frame changes of advertising more difficult.
    Your idea of checking on your glasses prescription is very good. In fact you might ask them how frequently you should have it checked due to your condition. I suspect you will find it changes more often during your recovery than in more normal situation where you would go every 1-2 years. That would be a good thing, meaning that you might experience change and improvement periodically. Maybe there is a way you can develop to measure that at home and decide if you should go in.
    Imagine how much you have learned from this and how much it will assist your career and teaching knowledge and understanding of the recovery process, maybe even the teaching students of empathy and how to understand patients’ recovery and trial and journey back to health. It just seems like it is not just a matter of travelling back to a baseline but also adding a whole new dimension. I can picture you writing and publishing about this process. I am imagining rose petals of all colors floating on the ground as you take each step. I am cheering you on. Hugs.

  3. It was sooooooo nice to see you Sunday! You had me in tears. ;). I pray God continue to bless you on this path of healing. Love you, lady. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Xoxo

  4. Please tell me that youre heading to keep this up! Its so sierpuor and so important. I cant wait to read far more from you. I just feel like you know so a lot and know how to make people listen to what you’ve to say. This blog is just as well cool to become missed. Wonderful things, seriously. Please, PLEASE keep it up!

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