Friday, January 6, 2023
Friday Face OFF 1/6/23
First you must forgive me for not having a new face for FFO. I wasn't going to say anything until I saw some sort of medical provider but that is not going to happen until next week. OK, real quick. When I was diagnosed with lupus some 25 years ago. 2 small, slow growing benign tumors were found on my brain. I used to get a brain MRI every 6 months, then every year until Covid. Also at that time a syrnix (Syringomyelia) was found. This is indicative of lupus. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's a cyst within the spinal cord that fills with spinal fluid. I have been very fortunate that mine has been stable all of these year and has not grown.
More recent. I had a shoulder problem in Oct. and against all of my beliefs agreed to physical therapy. In the process one of the exercises included something that hurt my neck. I woke up in Nov. completely numb on my right side including my face. I called 911 to make sure it wasn't a stroke. It was NOT. I refused going to the ER and just spoke to my PT. She said it was a pinched nerve and started massage on my neck. That didn't really help but the numbness just came and went. PT ended in Dec. But over the weeks something has changed. My face, lips, tongue, right side of my neck, and arm are completely numb. I have tried for weeks to get a hold of my spine doctor but they are not even answering their phones. I have left several messages. My PC doesn't have an apt until the end of April. So the other day I went to the ER. OMG! what a mess. They got me right into a room but then 2 hours waiting for the doctor to come in. 2 minutes of speaking to me and he had to leave to get a phone call. Another 2 hours to have the nurse come in and tell me he couldn't get me an MRI and to call my PC. WTF???? I was so upset. I did call and my PC is out sick so I got an apt with some new just out of school PA on Tuesday.
I know what I need and I hope she listens and agrees. With all of that, I was just unable to make any new faces for today.
How about old pieces?
These are pieces I started with when I started drawing. So glad I have improved. LOL
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