Friday, September 14, 2012

Charm Stack & Visit with Neurologist

I have no finished product to show, but I do have a finished task.....
This is my stack of charm squares for a "low volume" exchange.  There are actually two different fabrics, but they are stacked in A/B, A/B order so only one shows.

The big event of the day was a visit with a good neurologist (after the rehab doctor decided to pull some strings, thank goodness!) Lately, the wait to see a neurologist in our city (or maybe the entire state) has been three to six months.

The neurologist thinks my headaches are due solely to stress.
Although neither of the other doctors would do so, he showed me my MRI and assured me that I have never, ever had a stroke (as the radiologist, the rehab doctor, and the worker's comp case manager were saying as they made excuses for not being more helpful)  and that there are two tiny spots in my brain from broken blood vessels consistent with my diabetes but my brain is not riddled with ischemic disease as they were saying.

I hope the relief of knowing that will help with the horrible headaches (although it hasn't helped yet). I didn't realize what a heavy burden that was, so I'm hoping things get better now.
I'm expecting that when I see the doctor again on Sept. 27 that he will say I can work full days again.

I also stopped at the Habitat for Humanity Resale shop and found a hutch for the top of my buffet (I've been looking for one for close to 15 years) and a small chest that will work in our main bathroom (so I'm hoping to get them sanded and painted in the next few days).  Big expenditure:  $30 total!  I have never found good buys like that before, so I am thrilled. (Of course, the hutch went into my car very, very easily and is balking at coming out--and Sweet Teen is at a football game, so it will have to wait until morning unless I get a sudden burst of problem solving ability and extra muscle.)

I'd like to think of today as my lucky day.

Happy quiltmaking......

17 comments:

doodlebugmom said...

So glad you had good news from the neurologist! What a relief it must be for you.

Nice score at the HFH store. I founds some vintage goodies at a flea market yesterday. I should clean them up and post some photos.

Rosemary said...

Great news from the neurologist, Dora! I wish I'd find some nice bargains somewhere. I'm not very good at it. I did get my kids some second hand furniture for their school apartments but that's about as close as I got!

O'Quilts said...

Wonderful news Dora...just great! How powerful is the mind..(especially our minds!!!) ha...and the rehab store too..Just a terrific day. I am glad for you.

Michelle said...

I'd like to think of your day as a blessing. What wonderful news you received!

Good score on the Habitat store.

Could your headaches be from sinus? I know I have been battling sinus headaches lately with harvest season in full swing, and not enough rains.

Take care and be blessed!

Shirley Tener said...

I am glad you dont have stroke evidence. I love a good fine too ! I love to paint furniture but due to my illness, I cant anymore. So I turned to quilting,

Auntie Em said...

Nothing like a second opinion (or third or fourth or fifth)! It must be such a relief to hear good news about your MRI. I'm very happy for you.

Barbara Woods said...

so glad about your good news

Dolly said...

So glad that you had such a blessed day. Good news on the NO STROK MRI. Yay, HOORAY.

No furniture at today's sale, but I did score a good brass and glass lamp/table so that I can hand-quilt this Fall/Winter. Blessed day for me too !

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yea! Good news! Stress can really cause lots of problems in your health.

Needled Mom said...

Great news!!! You must be thrilled to hear it.

Be careful with that furniture move or you will have a really big headache!!!

Cyn ;-) said...

Sounds like great news from the specialist. I'm happy for you and hope this news will help you destress and the pain will subside.
Oh golly... don't try and move all that furniture by yourslef! no sense stressing your back!

Paula, the quilter said...

What good news! Such a blessing.

Pokey said...

Oh, Dora, what a relief to have this prognosis! I'm still praying for the job issues, there must be something that the Lord has in store for you.
How cool to get your needed furniture pieces for such a good deal. Hope the time works out to get them refinished!
:-}pokey

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

The news from the neurologist is great news indeed! Here's to getting the headaches to leave for good!

Gayle Bong said...

Sounds like good news for you. That's great. But didn't any of them tell u it was all hormone related???
Can you explain the low volume/high volume swap?

Christine Carey said...

What a great day! I'll be hoping for more good news on the 27th!

Kathy said...

I love the HFH stores:) I could stop there every day of the week. I would love to keep up with each other come join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

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