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Saturday, September 20, 2014

serious brain fog

After going to the new doctor on Monday and having at least fifty gallons of blood taken out of my body, the verdict was that all the tests were normal. That is a good thing except still no answer for why I have Peripheral Neuropathy and why it suddenly flared up again. 


So they upped my medication last night. For me that means major brain fog for awhile. I feel like I have a hangover and that I am completely befuddled. I also feel like I just want to sleep. YAWN!!


There is a reason I am telling you this. It's because if I post something that makes absolutely no sense you will know why. (Okay, I know that I often make no sense even when they haven't upped my med.) 


On the up side, it is a wonderful day here. Warm temps and the sun has been making a valiant effort to peak out from behind the clouds. The leaves are starting to change and I am looking forward to getting out and getting some fall photos when the trees really get their colors going. 

My mom just called to say she is on her way over to play cards with me because she knows she can beat me in my diminished capacity. There is just something so wrong with that. 

I better go stick my head under some cold water. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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    1. The sad part is that she usually beats me even when I am not in a fog :)

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  2. Your Mom has a sense of homour like mine:) Take care it shall pass I do believe. Hug B

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    1. Thanks. She does have a good sense of humor. I;l get used to the increase. It just takes time. In the meantime at least I am sleeping good :)

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  3. oh my gosh, thats so funny! Your own Mom, lol, I'm glad your tests came back but I wish the peripheral nueropathy would be gone for you!

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    1. Thank you. The pain is better now so I am grateful that the medication works for me.

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  4. Yep, there's just something inherently wrong with that.
    Brenda

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    1. I got the last laugh, because somehow even in my fog I was able to come back from behind and beat both my mom and sister.

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  5. Way to go Mom! A woman after my own heart. :D lol

    Been there with the med induced fatigue. I hope the side effects wear off soon. Have a great week.

    ~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women

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    1. She's still got a great sense of humor at age 90. Hopefully the side effects wear off soon. I hate the fogginess and fatigue, but I do love the reduced pain. Hope you have a great week too, Cassandra.

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  6. I love the royal blue hat hanging with all the vintage clothes.. just the perfect pop of color.. I love all the Fall colors too.. Not much change around here but as the nights are cooler I am sure things will be changing colors soon enough.. I hope the cold water helps otherwise your Mom will carry the night...lol.. I guess it is okay to let your Mom win every one in a while even if she is taking advantage of the moment.. have a great evening... Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Patty. I love that little hat, too. It was a pleasant surprise in an old hatbox I bought at auction. I sold the hatbox, but just had to keep that hat. We never let anyone win at cards around here. We are way too competitive, and even at age 90 my mom does a lot of the winning. However, yesterday turned out to be my day :)

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  7. Laura, I love that you can laugh when things get crazy. What is Peripheral neuropathy??? Please tell. I hope upping your meds helps. At least your mom is able to visit and tease you. LOL... Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage that causes numbness or pain usually in the hands and feet. Mine is burning pain in my hands and feet that shoots up my arms and legs. It is most often caused by diabetes, which I don't have. They haven't been able to determine my cause. Hopefully upping the meds a little will help. I have a very low tolerance for meds so it is hard to find a dose for me. I believe laughter is one of the best medicines so I try to practice it as much as possible :)

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  8. LOL! Love you and your Mom's sense of humor... that ALWAYS helps! Hoping you get some results with the meds soon. blessings ~ tanna

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  9. Susie is so right!!! Laughter is such good medicine! Hoping your fog clears soon and praising God they have not found something dreadfully wrong! It IS frustrating, though! My daughter, Amber, has been through many experiences like this. I am always so ELATED and she is always so FRUSTRATED!! Blessings to you from Texas!

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    1. It is frustrating that they can't find the cause, because then they could treat that, and hopefully relieve the neuropathy. Unfortunately, it is often the case that hey can't find a cause. In the meantime we treat the pain and I hope that they will find a way to treat the nerve damage. And I keep on laughing :)

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  10. I feel so bad for you. Some "Mom Time" sounds good.

    Jane xx

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  11. It sounds like your Mother has a sense of humor similar to my own mother's, who has passed on.
    I miss her wit!
    I'm glad to hear your test were okay and I hope your symptoms pass soon, Laura.

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    1. Thanks. My mom has never lost her sense of humor. I am lucky to still have her :)

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  12. I love the apple and the books. September is school times and apples. Exactly. Oh honey, I feel your pain. Understand. The doc has not been in. My meds can not be called in. He let me run out. I'm a mess. Can't think, tremors and anxiety that is making my fingers and feet tingle. Of course, the mind is gone. I'm gonna give him a piece of my mind when I see him this week. I think it's his secretary's doings. She wouldn't work me in. I called two times. Feel better soon. Just ramble and show your photos.

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    1. I am so sorry for your pain. It is inexcusable for them to let your meds run out. I will be thinking of you today and I hope they get you worked in first thing on Monday. xoxo

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  13. Had to laugh picturing your mum on her way over to play cards :-). Warm thoughts, prayers and blessings from Norway. And, good luck at beating your mum in the card game, fog or no fog :-). Pam xx

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    1. Thank you, Pam. My mom is still driving around town at 90. She is luckily still very sharp, and I did manage to come from behind and beat her. :)

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  14. Sending healing thoughts and hoping the brain fog lifts soon. (Let your mom win. It will make her day.)

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    1. Thank you for the healing thoughts. She would be furious if I let her win. Believe me she wins enough without any help :)

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  15. Beautiful photos! I love your mom's humor - and that she loves the opportunity to beat you! LOL - my boys rarely beat me in chess - so they would love to play me when I'm feeling under the weather to say they've beat me. Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thank you. My mom is a pretty spry 90 year old. I am always impressed with people who play chess. I have never had the patience.

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  16. Oh goodness, I'm so sorry to hear about your situation! I hope your doctors will eventually be able to do more for your condition. That's frustrating to not know what is causing your condition.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. Unfortunately in about 30% of peripheral neuropathy they never figure out what is causing it. So it becomes a matter of trying to control the pain. Hopefully they will figure out a way to regenerate the nerves at some point. That would be wonderful for so many people. :)

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  17. I do hope you find some relief in your situation. Glad your mom could take advantage of the situation :)

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  18. That's so cute about your mom! Hope you're feeling good again soon :)
    Susan

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  19. I hope the fog clears quickly! So nice to have good company..Take care Laura!

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