Quick Update

Had my appointments today, here’s what was decided –

Primary doctor – he feels that everything that isn’t easily explained by Parkinson’s or hormones is probably leftover effects of anaesthesia. He wants to see me back in a week and in the meantime recommend trying melatonin for insomnia and contacting my neurologist.

Surgeon – was extremely impressed with how fast my incision is healing (my body better do something right). He started me on .25 milligram of estrogen, recommending I take a double dose today, half as soon as I returned home, which I did. Still right at 7pm, just like the past few days, I got extremely light-headed. No mood swings yet though. We also discovered my weight is down to 107 – 9 pounds less than my first visit with the surgeon 3 weeks ago. I’m​ supposed to see him again in two weeks.

I sure hope something we’re trying works.

– CW

Poetry Slam: Mute

Today I may be having surgery so I decided to post this. I’m not really sure I want anyone else to see this poem but I figured that​ if I don’t make it through today than you will know where I am, and that if I do come through this than you will know how I feel. I can’t decide which one of those two things is more important.




I am mute

I am mad


No words of Thanksgiving can be found

My vocabulary insufficient to describe this indignation


My hands are thrown up in frustration

Today​ I lower them without uttering a single syllable of praise

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If I Can Only Have One Thing I’m so Glad it’s Not My Health

I’ve been posting a lot of complaining on here lately, so today I decided to post what I’m grateful for. But first things first, my surgery has been scheduled (assuming insurance approves it) for the 26th. I would appreciate prayers for insurance approving the surgery and that it would be nice and simple. That everything would go well. Continue reading “If I Can Only Have One Thing I’m so Glad it’s Not My Health”

Blood Test Results

The blood test came back negative so it’s most likely not cancer 😀. So hopefully I will be having  a nice easy laparoscopic surgery soon. Which means this blog will return to its regularly scheduled programming of dementia craziness, with occasional interruptions to whine about my own health – so really things will stay exactly as they are now!

Hope your live is going great right now, and remember you are doing the best you can.