Friday, October 06, 2006

Oh yeah, this thing...

So I am very sorry to all the people who try to keep caught up and here it is almost 3 months since my last post. Don't worry, I have been reprimanded by plenty of people.

I somehow made it back to Abilene and am taking 2 classes. It hurts a lot sometimes, even though I'm on medications. It's just down to the point where I feel like I can do some things on some days. So Tuesday and Thursday mornings, I take 2 classes and that is it for now, and for some reason seems like I'm taking a full load or something.

So it's not that I haven't had anything to post, it's pretty much the opposite. I have had so many thoughts that I've wanted to put out there but I'm either struggling to keep up in my classes or exhausted from them or in pain, or some combination of any of those.

This week, pain, but I'll at least tell you a good story from yesterday. It got to the point to where I couldn't sit up very well on my own and slightly twisting my abdomen and back area was like a knife in my side. I ended up calling Dr. Brookoff (my hero forever), and he said I may have an infection and am in too much pain to notice it. So his first try is to put me back on steroids for awhile, but not as many or as strong as last time.

Anyway, last night, I started to feel at least a little better to where I could sit up a little bit and walk on my own without feeling too dangerous. When I came out of the bathroom, I felt I should share this story with my roommates, Julia and Morgan, and Morgan's boyfriend Donny, who have all be wonderful at taking care of me and babying me on my bad days, by the way.

So I went out into the family room and said, "So I had a misjudgment problem in the bathroom," everyone laughed nervously and then Julia immediately turned around and headed towards the room, as if she were going to clean something up.

"Hang on Jules!", I said. "Not like that. Let me finish my story...So I was walking over there and I misjudged the distance and just sort of kept on walking and hit my head on the wall!"

We all laughed at my clumsiness then Jules came back with me to my room. I was still laughing about her initial reaction, but got my words terribly mixed up and said, "I can't believe you were going to go in there right away and eat that....No! Clean! Clean!!!"

Oh dear. So that is my life most days. Clumsy physically and with my words and sometimes in too much pain to think, and sometimes the pain isn't so bad and I have some really great moments. Hopefully I can share some more stories with you later on if I continue to feel better.

Thanks for your prayers, readers. That means the most to me of anything at all.