Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Poopie Paws

River is adjusting to both Turtle and I working full time, and hence, being alone for about 8-9 hours during the day. We've set-up a little puppy prison for him with pottie pads because he's almost house trained, but not quite.

So, I got home this afternoon and noticed that he had a small bm sometime today. No big, it was on the pottie pad. I grab the leash and took him for a walk and he did all his business like a good boy.

We ran back to the house, I give him a treat and went into the garage to throw away the poop I'd just picked-up from our walk.

I walk back into the house, via River's puppy prison, only to find him sitting in the poop waiting for me. Then, he ran into the kitchen....iiiiiccccckkkkk!

I've just spent the last half an hour cleaning up poopie paw prints off the kitchen floor and trying to tackle River to clean him up.

Lesson learned: Clean up the dirty pottie pad BEFORE I throw away the current poppie bag.


This past week has been a whirlwind, and it's been a wonderful, joyous one. I LOVE the office I've been transferred too; I LOVE the new advisors I'm working for; and I LOVE my new hours.

The stress of the past few months is finally lifting. I feel such relief!

Happy Accident: RELIEF!

Great News

The MRI shows that there are no new lesions and that my existing lesions are healing. Yeah me! We decided to do a short round of solumedrol because the whole right side of my body had been numb for a little over three weeks.

Even more good news--because I'm only doing 3 days of IV therapy at 500 mgs, I don't have to go on prednisone! YYYIIIPPPEEEEE!!!!!

Happy Accident: My broken brain is healing, well sort of.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Celebrating Change

Today's happy accident has been all about change. My company transferred me to a new office, which is closer to home and has more accomadating hours. I've been assigned to two new FAs; one of whom has had an illness similar to my broken brain; and the other has a family member with MS. All-in-all, I felt an instant connection and a little more at ease.

Lots of change to celebrate. Turtle's new job, my transfer....establishing new routines. Keep your fingers crossed it all works out.

On a side note...I see Dr. Wang tomorrow and find out if I'm having an episode, and if so, what do we do next.

Off to beddie-bye for me.

Monday, November 08, 2004

I Flunked

I flunked my three month check-up. I kinda had a feeling everthing wasn't okie-dokie when I steadily lost feeling on the right side of my body last week. It's an incredibly odd sensation not being able to feel my skin, especially when sitting on my derriere. I can feel the left butt check but not the right. It doesn't hurt, it's just disconcerting.

So, more MRIs today and probably another round of infusion therapy. Ya know what that means don't-cha? Yup it's time once again for the prednisone crazies. {{giggles}}

Poor turtle!

Wednesday, November 03, 2004


Turtle is gainfully employed and starts work on Monday! Woo Hoo! I can't you what a relief this is to both of us. I'm so proud of Turtle, he beat out 35 other applicants for the position!!!

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Off To Vote

Yippeeee, Turtle and I are on our way to vote. I've done my research, made my decisions, and now I'm going to exercise my civic duty!

Today's Happy Accident: Election Day

Monday, November 01, 2004

Back To Work

Yup, the alarm clock buzzed at 4:15 am this morning. I'm so proud, I only hit the snooze button twice: okay, maybe thrice.

Today's Happy Accident: Alarm clocks. I hate waking up to alarm clocks so much, that if I celebrate them maybe it will make waking up to them more bearable.


Halloween is my favorite holiday. Typically my costume is done in liquid latex and the object is to be as naked in public, as possible, without getting arrested. This year I didn't do a liquid latex costume. In fact because of my heat issues liquid latex may not be a feasible Halloween option for me again.

Anyway, the Halloween spirit didn't really hit me this year. I got a little excited about it on Friday, but all around, it was a very muted Halloween. I was feeling a wee bit melancholy that my broken brain was overshadowing my favorite time of year, but I snapped out of it enough have a blast glitterafying my face and attending a fun party.

Happy Accident To Celebrate: FINALLY living in a neighborhood with lots of children so I actually got to pass out candy to Trick or Treaters. It was so much fun seeing all the kids dressed up, I think I'll start a new Halloween tradition to get excited about.

Perfecting The Art Of Sleeping

I spent my vacation perfecting the art of sleeping. I refined my afternoon napping techniques so that I now enjoy flawless naps. It starts with Turtle laying next to me with River cuddled between us. Then Cirque and Boy snuggle under the blankets and curl up between my legs. Add the soothing ocean sounds emanating from my Sony Dream Machine and I've pretty much achieved nirvana.

Seriously, I really didn't think I could sleep that much: But I did and it was wonderful.