I find myself here once again 4a pst wandering about the studio knowing I can’t really start much if anything. Especially after being 5 min late to my appointments yesterday. Just one more section, I kept telling myself. Kind of like reading a good book. Yes, I couldn’t detach from the paint quickly enough to shower and drive all the way across town = late…. To me being late is a big disrespect, plus it’s a waste of their time and my insurance dollars. So today even though gravity is pulling me with great verve I will not engage the paint…..maybe…probably…
Today is the official barium swallow test up at the regions top teaching hospital OHSU. It’s where my neurologist is at but today I go to floor 3 and drink weird stuff in front of a SLP speech therapist and an X-ray camera so they can get a baseline on my ability to swallow stuff. Yay!…….. No not really yay.. More like booo, if I wasn’t choking on half the stuff I swallow it wouldn’t be necessary.
Yesterday’s PT testing was as expected I showed up did my walk test,strength and balance testing then hit the pool for 1/2 an hour. Woke up today feeling like little monkeys are trying to rip the sciatic nerves out of my legs but hey, I kicked ass on my test!! It’s the driving today that’s the trick, sitting for an hour is next to impossible, sitting through dinner is next to impossible, you should see me on long flights lol I always warn my seat mates and get an isle seat because I’ve got to constantly stretch when in a seated position otherwise big trouble. Sadly I already have permanent nerve damage in my sciatic and a build up of scar tissue in my hips and shoulders hence the constant flow of pain meds. Trips me out to think I walked around for 1.5 years in screaming pain before anybody actually tested my nerves. Doctors are funny birds. I’ve learned never make your doctor feel inferior or they’ll never get you what you need because if it wasn’t their idea then it’s not the right idea…. Yes I now keep my mouth mostly shut at the doctors. No more research no more staying up weeks at a time reading 1000’s of pages on anything. It’s not worth it. Well not for me. I guess in my case less is more. Less chatter keeps me from getting in more trouble 😉
Oh I forgot to mention and please join me in saying goodbye to “New Moon” and “Sanguine Moon” as they are starting their journey to their new home later today once I get back in town.
Yes it’s true I do love the circle, one could almost say it represents everything we are in this life and more. I save my metaphysical rant on circles and they cycle of life for another day.
Well my dear friends it’s time for me to hit the showers and continue to fight the gravity well that is my studio. I wish you all the best if luck in your days. May you be successful at all you do and happy in heart, mind and soul.
Until we meet again.
Be brave Be Bold and Thrive in the life you have.