Time keeps on ticking by. The world keeps spinning. We keep walking around the sun. Nothing stops for grief. At first I was majorly offended by this idea. There I was a recent widow and people were going about their lives. Facebook was my proof. They were posting about the most trivial things. They were … More Time Keeps Passing
It is Mother’s Day. I love seeing all of the pictures of babies and reading the stories on Facebook. I love the gifts where kids are asked questions about their mom and the blanks are filled in or where they made flowers out of paper. I look forward to a few paper flowers of my … More My Third Mother’s Day
Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am the strongest woman I know. I have to remind myself that I kick ass and take names. This past year was the hardest ever and we are still standing.Grief is always there just under the surface and you are always dealing with it- in each moment, … More The Strongest Woman I Know
We just had our first Thanksgiving without Mr Loco. He was the king of Thanksgiving. Our house was open to anyone looking for a place to spend the day. Mr Loco was in his element hosting Thanksgiving. He LOVED making food for friends. He loved a reason to hang out, tell stories and laugh. He … More Finding Reasons to be THANKFUL
I have a short list of things I would like to do in memory of Mr Loco. A few items on that list include planting a tree, a park bench, something at the zoo and something in Hawaii where we honeymooned. Sometimes things happen that spur you into action. Well, circumstances fell into place and it … More In Memory
I’ve been going to physical therapy every Monday & Friday since I was released from the rehab hospital. Every month, they have to reassess patients for fall risk and progress toward reaching goals.
When your body starts doing weird, scary and painful things, paying for care is the last thing on your mind. Or at least it was for me – I was more concerned with actually getting treatment, which was difficult enough. It’s not that I didn’t think about it at all – at $100 for emergency … More The Big Money
When I had my first EMG test, my neurologist looked at the initial results and remarked, “this is bad, very bad.” I had no conduction below the knees, and very slow conduction along my ulnar nerve, which controls the pinky finger.
I went to the neurology office Thursday morning for the nerve conduction test that I mentioned in the previous post. To make a long story short, the neurologist and his assistant zapped my legs and arms with low current electricity and measured the time it took to travel through my nervous system.
I’ve been home from rehab for a little over a month. The current state of my condition is that I have some parasthesia and reduced dexterity in my hands as well as neuropathy and nearly complete paralysis of my ankles & toes.