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March 21, 2011

Tired but positive

Filed under: — brendan @ 19:44 GMT

The test results of the Friday probe were fine, with some further followup tests due to double-check their findings, but they expect them to come out okay too.

It’s hard to catch, but I’m finding my eyes are slowly—slowly—improving.  I can see some things a little bit better than I could like a week ago.  Didn’t really start comparing until today.   If I cover my right eye, my left I can see the LG brand name on the bottom of the TV suspended from the ceiling.  I wasn’t able to do that last week.  I don’t know how long it’ll take, and still have issues with the eyes being able to focus, but that’s reportedly part of the process.  I can see Obama on the news, at least intermittently.

Had a long wait for an MRI (they want to be able to have a specialist further verify that things are/will heal up properly relatively on their own as part of th natural process).  I forced myself to walk around so I wouldn’t conk out, but boy did that drain me.  I may go to sleep relatively early and let them wake me up when it’s time to do the blood transfusions (two of them tonight).

While inside the MRI unit, they put big headphones over my ears—playing Radio Nova, the Dublin rock station which I would play all day long while working at home.  Woo hoo!  I have a hunch they tailor that particular thing to each patient. 😉

I’ve been given the challenge to drink eight ups of water in a day. If I can maintain that, they don’t need to hook me up to the IV for fluids.  I’m going to give it my best shot.

Tonight I’m going to try playing Pyramid, a game E and I alternated playing recently.  Better than listening to much more news, I think.  The goal is to get rid of pairs of cards which sum up to 13; no card card be sitting on top of one to remove it.  An alternative to Solitaire (or could even be a variant of it, actually).  All of this from an awesome book E gave me for my birthday a couple of years ago: Ultimate book of Card Games by by Scott McNeely.

P.S. As ever, apologies for any typos, grammar errors, or misspellings; it’s difficult to copy-edit beyond a certain level with the WordPress interface.  At E’s suggestion, I’m going to try to composing in an actual word processor next time and see if it has a better interface.


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