Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Jessica's Sidekick ...
Miss Zoey is extremely attached to Jess.Especially since she moved home.I mean seriously attached.The minute Jessica walks in,Zoey frantically waves and makes her way to her.Zoey outstretches her darling little arm and "asks" to be pick upped.At which time she does anything and everything NOT to be put down.Zoey squeezes Jessica's neck,buries her head in her shoulder and holds on for dear life.If Jess is sitting on the couch,especially if she is using the computer,Zoey high tails it over to the edge and makes her feelings known,in no uncertain terms,that she wants up.So cute.Their bond is beautiful and as a mother,so absolutely joyful to watch.
On an absolute side note,totally unrelated and something I don't often do here,I am going to complain.I mean I do complain here but not usually about myself.Tonight I complain.I think my body is letting me know that the stress of the last 9 months is catching up.I won't whine too much or go into every gruesome detail.Promise.Whining is not really my style.I tend to suck it up fairly well.Blessed with a high tolerance for aches and pains and overall sickness.But lately,oh boy.I have a few very real and chronic ailments that can pop up in varying degrees at any given time and right now one in particular is rearing it's ugly head in a major way.Currently and unfortunately it is Meniere's.Meniere's is a nasty disorder.Once I said that I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.I have re-thought that given the demise of a few relationships as of late.I know,not very kind but actually just kidding.Seriously though,this thing is kicking my butt.It is a daily struggle.Some days better then others.Some weeks and years,better then others.The last few weeks:bad.I am in a constant state of vertigo.My hearing,not good.My ability to think clearly and get my words from my brain to my mouth:really,really not good.Nausea:horrible.Headaches:Really horrible.Triggers:barometric pressure,some foods,especially those high in sodium,stress(hello!!!!)computer time,reading and certain stores.Yes,stores.For instance I am similar to a dog with acute sense of hearing.Strange I know.But true.I can ALWAYS tell when a store has a massive security system.Example:Target.When I am in a place like I am with this thing now,I have to get the heck out of there quickly or avoid it altogether.Sends me right over the edge.Bottom line is that I need a medication adjustment and a hearing test.The problem with Meniere's is that the uncontrolled episodes leads to permanent hearing loss.Meniere's is usually limited to one hear but in a small percentage it is bilateral.Lucky me,I,like Zoey,fall in the minority.I am not over exaggerating this thing.It is yucky.So,August 7th I go into the House Ear Clinic and find out what needs to get done because I can't seem to snap out of this particular lengthy episode.It is constant but has yet to drop me down.When I say drop I mean that literally.Once these membranes break I am sent to my knees,vomiting and in bed till it passes.I am a bit nervous that is looming on the horizon.So my blog friends,if I don't comment please don't think I am neglecting or not caring.I will read but won't be able to always comment.Somethings have to give until I get a handle on this and computer time is one of them.Sorry for the whine.I will try to limit the next whine.Next up:Lupus.
*My personal favorite is the picture where they are signing "I love you" to each other!