DVArtist Nicole Campanella's blog. Living in the Pacific Northwest sharing my experience with gardening, recipes and my art in extreme Halloween, graphite, acrylics, leather, and clay. Please join in with Friday Face OFF. Create a blog post, feature a face in any art medium. The faces can be human, alien, animal, and the strange and wonderful. Link up and share.
I have spent the last week trying to keep calm, get lupus under control, trying different things to reduce the numbness in my face and of course trying to get some sort of medical attention. I was able to get an appt. with my spine doctor so he can address the changes in my cervical spine. I was waiting to see if my PC would phone about my brain scan. Hmmmm Tuesday they changed my April 20th appt to today, which is Thursday. I have to say that it was a very good visit and I actually saw 2 providers. Everyone is baffled about the facial numbness. I explained all of the research I have done and spoke to a friend of mine who is an imaging tech. Get this, she has numbness on the right side of her face and it started several weeks after her last covid vax. My numbness started a few weeks after my last covid vax. I mentioned that today and she took copious notes and said she would look into it. I discovered if I take a very hot shower and take 1,200mg of ibuprofen in the Am and the same at night it calms my face. My PA said to stay on that regime. I told her I have appts with my spine doctor, and dentist. She set up an referral for a neurologist if nothing is found from my other appts. She did mention that possibly the syrnix on my spine may have shifted and its pushing on a nerve. At this point we are looking at all possibilities.
The good news is, all the hundreds of white spots on my brain are almost gone. Hurray for statins. The not so good new is that the 2 masses on my brain have grown. They were found on my brain in the 1990s and have been stable until now. I am suppose to report if I start falling, mix up my words and a host of other things. However, I really can't worry about those. Nothing I can do to fix them. So that's that.
Now for Friday Face OFF. I tried to focus on art this week but only was able to get 2 skulls made. If you want to see the method click here
I am pretty happy with them, especially the horns.