Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Up and around but still dizzy

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Well, I know if I said that to my daughter she'd tell me I've been "dizzy" for twenty years. :) My brain feels a lot like the jumble of pictures and paraphernalia on the bulletin board in my kitchen (above).

I have to be very careful when moving quickly as the room starts spinning around and just performing one simple task feels like I've run the Boston marathon. Other than that, as my husband said to me this morning... "Welcome back".

Perhaps it is a good thing to have such an experience now and then. I get frustrated over my lack of energy and consistent tiredness but believe me, I'd have gladly accepted limitations like that as opposed to not being able to accomplish anything but keep my head on a pillow.

I remember arriving home from the hospital the last time I had this "perfect storm" happen and feeling a sense of euphoria once I could cook a meal and do dishes! I'm looking forward to making a complete recovery and actually driving to the grocery store again.

If I begin to get frustrated over little things again... remind me of this past week. :)

Very soon we will be chatting again about deepening our pantries, recession proofing, books, tea, and other very important of our life as we journey each day, finding comfort in the fact that we are not alone.

Once again... I'm typing and squinting and not able to focus to clearly so forgive anything not picked up by spellcheck.

Note: If you click on the picture above, you will be able to see into "me" and all the unique things that I love. My son-in-law tells me the women in picture above (who are quilting) are not drinking CocaCola as the advertising suggested... but something stronger.

Hmmm... those bottles do look a lot like a different beverage. Added: Yes, they do look like the old Coke bottles but not to those less than a certain age. :)


freetobeme - Anita said...

Well, they look like the old coke bottles to me! Glad you're on the road to recovery!

lynda said...

we choose to think they are old coke bottles. ( : I am glad you are up and around. 2 friends in a week with health crisis. I am praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog, and your words are a balm to my spirit...thank you......and I've started reading all the older posts. Blessings to you as you recover. Cathy

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are intching towards feeling normal. I enlarged the picture and I have the picture of the little girl with the bird in our home...I have seen one looking the other way with a different bird and I keep looking for it...They are so innocent and sweet. We love nature too. I can't tell you how much your advice and guidance have ment to our family. I love your play list too and always turn it up! Jody

Anonymous said...

Sorry inching!! Not intching!:-) Jody

Anonymous said...

So glad that you are feeling better. I have been reading your blog for over a year now. I look forward to visiting with you everyday and appreciate you. I feel like you are a friend even though you have no idea who I am.
God bless you and your family and your health. Jennifer

Susan B said...

Brenda, I am so gald that you are feeling some better. Please take care and take it easy! I was going to comment on how much I liked the picture of the womem quilting...I didn't even notice that they had bottles...coke or not!! (lol!)