Friday, October 15, 2010

Sequencing, part 2

Here's a scenario:

You have a runny nose. You locate a tissue. Then you blow your nose.

What do you think happens if you have some sequencing issues?

This time I won't include a photo.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pep talk

Yesterday my father took me to the acupuncturist, Mr. Cheng.

Although my sister and father warned me that this person would be all business, he seemed very kind. Both times he ushered us to the office, motioned me to the exam table, and then said, "here's a chair for Daddy."

He examined my arm, and then he basically said, your recovery is up to you. Then he put a lot of needles in to me. Afterwards I confessed to my dad that some of the needles seemed a little too close to my spine. Fortunately, I didn't see most of them.

These days I've been having a really hard time, especially with sleep issues. But a gentle reminder, delivered with sympathy, helps me: my recovery is up to me. And of course, with a lot of support from family, friends, and therapists.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Methodist Episcopal, part 2

On last Monday, I  had an appointment at the neurologist. She seemed satisfied with my progress, although it's disheartening for me. My strength took a backward step since the seizure.

I had to do the usual neurological tests. In one of the tests, I'm supposed to close my eyes, put my right hand straight out, and then try to put my right hand on my nose.

When I opened my eyes, my right hand was about to crash with my left shoulder.

I hate this test. It's one thing to lose your keys. But it's another thing altogether to lose your hand--even for a few minutes. It's profoundly embarrassing.

At least, I did better on an another test, an apraxia test: I could say "Methodist Episcopal," even if it wasn't flawless. Maybe I'll switch denominations.