OK, I started to write a song parody, along the lines of,
We tried to take Nana to rehab,
she said, No! No! No!
But family does read here, and don’t we all have enough trouble? The truth is, Nana is in the rehab
::tangent::Nana is in a rehabilitation hospital, on the stroke recovery floor. This information is provided as a courtesy to those who’ve grown up in the age of Britney and Lindsay, and may be thinking, as LG did, “I hope Nana does better in rehab than Britney did!”::end tangent::
and she’s doing mighty fine. In fact, girlfriend is showing off for the visitors now. When Jif went in the room last night, she slyly beckoned him with her right index finger, the one she had been unable to move two days earlier. Ain’t that grand? Makes me smile.
What else . . . what else . . . I’m aware that I haven’t done a WTF update in a while. There’s not a lot that’s new. Same symptoms remain, except even though sometimes walking is difficult, I don’t stumble and fall like I did earlier, so that’s good. New symptoms include pain in my bones (arms, legs, hips, spine) that keeps me awake, so that’s not good. The most recent tests (for which I’ve seen results) include a zinc deficiency, which correlates with neurological damage, but no one can (will) say whether the low zinc is the chicken or the egg. Take a moment to think about that. I’ll wait.
Yea, so I’m waiting for more test results. It appears I am malabsorbing various vitamins and minerals; trying to pin all that down and take it to . . . the freakin’ Wizard of Oz? I don’t know to whom I’ll take that info. All of the 20+ docs I’ve talked to seem stymied. Next stop is a dietician to help me figure out how I might attempt to supplement appropriately until someone can figure out why my innards have gone so screwy. So far, no matter how much I supplement, the levels that are low do not rise. Still, maybe I could be getting injections or taking nutrients in some other form.
I continue to be grateful for your prayers. I pray and I get acupuncture. That is my treatment for the debilitating illness/condition that I’ve had for well over a year now. I know the prayer helps. The acupuncture . . . I figure it can’t hurt, and it feels good to be doing SOMETHING.