In other words, I’m back from the Hospital again. Last Sunday my face and neck started going numb on the left side. Don’t know what caused the numbness, but it’s here and not going anywhere. In the emergency room last night another doctor was asking the patient next to me to describe her dizziness without using the word dizzy. So I started to apply it to my own feelings. I’m not really numb. I can feel touch. What is feels like is that my skin is getting thicker. Like the nerve endings are receding into my skin. Anyway, two chest x-rays, two CT scans one MRI later and they still don’t know. So I go for a Lumbar Puncture on Monday morning. Just to make sure those sneaky CA cells havent moved into the lining of my brain. Can’t wait for this result. What fun we are having this week. Off to more interesting subjects.
Have you ever spent any time at all in a hospital? Time means nothing. It’s like they run on their own time schedule. All the clocks could be running backwards and the patients wouldn’t notice a thing. They keep you sleep deprived by waking you up all night to ask you questions. Every hour on the hour. Windows are tinted so you really have no concept of outside time. In those few glimpses of windows you get heading to your tests you get a distorted view of the outside world. You can order whatever you want from the menu whenever you want it. TV stations are confusing and their schedule is not any that I’ve seen before. Got home at 4:00 pm and could have sworn it was 11.
Had to go straight from the hospital to radiology for my treatment today. The good news is that my treatments are down from 45 minutes to 20 +/- minutes. Apparently I’m shrinking at an acceptable rate for them to be comfortable with the reduction in treatment time. Did have the girls take a picture of me locked into the beast.