Here is a very blurry picture of Adam horsing around on Jess's birthday. With this latest medical bout of Optic Neuritis, this is how he looked to me last week!
After a couple of hospital emerg trips, eye specialists and GP visits, a few days of IV steroids, and now just 10 Prednisone pills a day, he is finally much clearer! I still haven't been given my driving privileges back yet, but hopefully that will come this week. The funny thing about taking steroids when you have high blood pressure, tachycardia and MS is that it can play havoc with your body. Instead, my body decided that it doesn't mind steroids, and my blood pressure has been pretty good. The heart rate is still pretty wonky, and I have gained about 20 lbs overnight, and am having a bitch of a time sleeping; (went to bed at 5:30 am this morning) but it could be much worse. This week will be another round of tests, and doctors, but I am so happy to have such an improvement on my vision. Here is how he looks to me now..
Actually, my vision was so improved that when I went up to Jess's room to get something, I could actually see the mess that was there, and promptly freaked out (her words not mine) about it. Not a child anymore my Jess isn't, and as everyone knows I love her to death, but I am not doing her any favors in life by letting her be a 'little' girl when its convenient! So Jess, I do apologize if that 1/2 hour long phone conversation was painful for you (she didn't remember that the side effects to Prednisone are hysterical mood swings and rants...says so right on the pharmacy sheet) but you are an adult, and life is not always fair. You could have it so very much worse, so pick yourself up, dry your tears, and move on with determination.
I love you:)
Now, here is a picture of how Adam should be looking...when my eyes are all better of course!
I am back to stitching pennies, mind you its going very slowly, but I am happy for that. Thank God for good computer monitors, and changeable font sizes, my computer has been my lifeline this past week and a half. Thanks to all of you for your comments, emails, for being my eyes at craft shows (Jess), phone calls, drives to appointments and visits (Jake and Kerri), the many offers of help even though I wouldn't take them (Kathy) they are very much appreciated. And thanks to my hubby for taking me to craft stores and dollar stores without complaining about it even once...trust me, thats a pretty big deal. It has been a humbling experience for me, I DO NOT like to ask anyone for help, ever; its just the way I am. I fear that I probably wasn't as gracious about it as I could have been. Tomorrow is another day, maybe I'll get better at it:)