Friday, January 18, 2008

I'm baaa-aaack

I'm back from never-never land. Okay, it wasn't really never-never land, but it was a nice break from reality.

Today my dad's aunt moved out. My mom, my uncle and a friend of ours took my aunt up to her new place and got her all moved in. I'm thrilled that she got a place for her and for us. When her son gets out of jail tomorrow he won't be coming here. Not to mention the trouble she kept constantly stirred up.

Tomorrow my uncle checks in to jail. I don't know how long he'll be staying. It's not a state secret, I just never thought to ask. Since he's been here I've been gone so he hasn't had time to get on my nerves yet, but everybody does eventually.

It'll be great to be back to just the 5 of us again. I love my family, but it's been hard having extra people around so much. I'm looking forward to things falling into a boring routine. In about 2 weeks I should be complaining about how boring my life is. Right now the thought of that is exciting.

While we were away Donny and I took a night to go stay in Monterey. It was beautiful. We really need to get over there more often. We splurged and had dinner at Bubba Gump's. The appetizer and dessert were great, but we weren't thrilled with the entree. We split a bucket of trash and it just seemed to not be as good as last time we were there. My biggest objection was the deep fried lobster. Who does that to lobster? It ruined it.

Last Monday Donny had his monthly doctor appointment. We finally got the results of the EEG that was done last October. We also got the official results of the CT scan that was done on Donny's head last time he was in the hospital. His brain appears to be normal except for the fact that it's atrophying.

Yes, you heard me right, his brain is getting smaller. I almost laughed when the doctor said that it's atrophying. All I could think of is that I've been told that your muscles atrophy with lack of use. I started wondering if that's what happened to Donny's brain.

I've had a couple days to think about things and right now I'm not too worried about the brain problems. The doctor didn't seem worried and I think that I'll take my cue from him. Besides, what can be done about it? I don't see how this can be stopped or fixed, so why fret about something that I can do nothing about?

Tomorrow I see the doctor for a follow-up about the dizzy spells. I really think that he'll say that they're stress induced, which stresses me out. I've come close to passing out a couple times now and I'm starting to worry about driving. But if I can't drive then how on earth am I supposed to work and take care of Donny and keep up with all my other commitments? Although now that I think about it, there really aren't any other commitments. In an effort to save my sanity I cut out all but the bare necessities from my schedule. So now what do I cut when I need to reduce the stress in my life? I just don't know what to do.

Well, on that depressing note, I think that I'll go catch up on all the blogs that I've been missing.

1 comment:

mielikki said...

Yay! Jamie's back!
I think all of our brains are probably atrophied. It is the cost of getting older. .