Tuesday, August 25, 2009
How I Look on the Evening of Good NEWS
Today was the day that I gathered my knitting, Phil and Lita ( my peeps ) and trekked on over to Seattle for another CT scan and a consult with my neurologist. There were some surprises. I learned in surprise number one; how much it hurt to have an IV miss a vein and have saline solution injected to who knows where, in your arm. I also learned that no damage from my TSI stroke showed on any of my CT scans or MRI's, thank God, but what the neurologist was REALLY worried about was the aneurysm that was behind my eye in the ophthalmic region of my brain. No one told me anyone was worried about this until today when by a mysterious miracle; it did not show on this more detailed CT scan. I guess not knowing saved me from the worry of knowing. I will be on medication for the rest of my life and yes, diet and exercise will become very important but with grace I should not ever see the neurologist again. With grace, I will never need another MRI or CT scan with that most foul iodine solution fed to me in an IV. I have learned so much in such a short time. Who my friends are,the love I have for my family, the meaning of patience, the acceptance of what can't be changed or undone, the love I have for this life of which I am entirely and most graciously thankful and blessed. It is a strange and wondrous thing; how the universe shows us answers and guidance to questions we did not even know we had.