Sunday, October 14, 2007
Out and About
The hubby is going back to work tomorrow and my sister is staying with me all week. Does anyone want to take a bet as to how much time she actually spends with me? :)
Let's see...lots of visitors this weekend and lots of food! Thanks for visiting and for all the yummy food everyone!
I took one extended necessary car ride today. I NEEDED a pedicure so my mom and aunt took me to get a pedicure and my eyebrows waxed...then we stopped on the way home to pick out the paving stones for my backyard, then I transferred cars and went with the hubby to Lowes to get a pressure washer.
Then I went to the hubby's softball game (they won!) which is at a park that is 2 miles from my house. So I suppose that was two car rides, but I consider them both necessary for my sanity. I took a nap in between if that makes it better?
I plan on going back to work in 2 weeks. I feel pretty good now - just a little tightness in my neck and I get tired easy. I'll probably work from home a lot at first until I'm used to sitting at my desk for hours on end.
I've noticed that I can smell things better now. It's kinda weird, but I smell the air freshener in my car when I never really used to before and I can still smell the flowers I got from Will's work and his parents. Pre-surgery I would only be able to smell flowers if I held them to my nose. I noticed this in Colorado at Margot's when there were 3 bouquets of flowers in my room at her house. I didn't think much of it though until I got home.
This is just my story of my experience with Chiari. Until I was diagnosed, I'd never heard of it, and I just want more people to be aware of it. I'm not a doctor, so don't quote me on any of this stuff - k? If you are looking for information about Chiari Malformation, a lot of the more informative posts are the older ones.