Two Hours and ANSWERS!

cropped-20140427-1616161.jpgTwo hours of testing with my amazing Doctor who is a chiropractor but he is a Functional Neurologist (candidate) Vestibular Traumatic Brain Rehab Specialist.

There is a reason for so many things going on with me right now after this testing.  There is a name for the machine but I had goggles on and did lots of follow the dots.  Well the printout shows what it should be and what my brain is doing or not doing.   I fall over to the left if my eyes are closed and feet together.  So I have problems with my Limbic System and have Vestibular Balance issues.  I had to google what these things were.  I understood that the concussions I’ve had have knocked pathways around.  I have three exercises to do with my eyes, head and body.  I go back tomorrow.

I feel so good that there is reason for everything being worse.  I have an eye that continually pulses to the left and he explained that that alone can exhaust you.  I also think I’m the first in person case he saw like me because at one point he said to his assistant, “did you see that” and then “cool”.  He’s been my Chiro for years so I’m comfortable around him.

I’m happy that there was a cancellation because there was I was his last new patient until September.

Only $100 of the $500 was covered under my health benefits but if this helps me get better and back to life, work and loving things again, it’s worth the cost.  At least the follow up visits will only be $200.

Time to rest my brain before I do my second set of exercises.

I will keep you posted;

I’d also like to thank my sweet daughter who has been my chauffeur the past two days.  Thanks Se, Love you to the moon and back.

Journey with me…mini2z


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A Ray of Hope

Tea in the Green Sheepies mug is the Featured Image.

That Doctor appointment that I wasn’t able to get into for over two years and finally saw yesterday? Well I immediately LOVE him.  Hubby went in with me and he liked him too.  He read my previous report, took away one medication and adjusted some others.  The best part is he listens and he gets it.  He understands the autoimmune side and what it does to your body.  So for now I’ll be seeing him every two weeks.

Capping off the week with a good appointment after my first appointment didn’t go so good is a plus in my book.

today’s project of declutter and cleaning….

I have new homework from my occupational therapist.  She took some items from my Zero Day Project 101 things to do in 1001 days. I marked this complete and it says it’s sharable.  One of the other things on my to do list was to have a family game night.  (more in the next paragraph)

Hubby was working for father’s day.  The older kidlets were working and had weddings and other things going on.  So last night we had them all over for a BBQ.  Its nice to have all the kids (and yes Rachel you are a kidlet until you make me a grams)  over and staying and all enjoying our times together.  Well perfect time for family game night.  So Cards Against Humanity it was.  I think we played for over two hours and I ended up tied with my son as the winners.  Most of the family likes the living room the little changes.  Smaller coffee table, dining room table bench out front now. it opens up the space…

Today’s project is to clean the clutter off the china cabinet and the picture board to the right of it.

My cozy open space & two pupalups
bench in the front a few more things to find permanent homes for

Happy 4th of July to my Followers, Family and Friends in the US.  Remember most dogs do NOT like fireworks and it’s the day the most dogs go missing.   Leave them at home.

So what are you doing today?

Journey with me…mini2z


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My daughter’s friend gave me a drawing of an angel holding a handful of spoons. It’s  just beautiful! I was so touched and it’s sitting right beside my bed where I can see it all the time.  I feel so blessed that she said I was her muse and got her drawing again. How I didn’t break into tears is beyond me.  Thank you A!  You are an amazing sweet soul!

I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and the first thing he did was say you have an appointment with Dr B on June 26th of THIS YEAR!  I have been trying to get into this specialist for almost two years now and wasn’t taking patients but three doctors as a collective have got me in.  It’s NEXT WEEK!  Yes, I am excited.

I’m also being referred back to my Rheumatologist before I get put on the Plaquenil.  There is a shortage of it and it’s increased in price by 400 percent due to the shortages.  I have a slew of blood work to get done tomorrow.  I wanted to go today but I just couldn’t drag myself there without a tea.  I don’t like fasting blood tests but at least where I go she’s great with not bruising my already bruised body.  I have a free drink on my Starbucks so looks like I get a Latte tomorrow.

I also saw my fill in the chiropractor.  I’m probably going to make the switch over to his clinic completely because mine is getting into just neurological work with concussions. When I saw the occupational therapist and kinesiologist this past week it’s been discovered that I may have something going on from the whiplash and concussions I’ve had over the years. So my awesome chiropractor has been working for the past few years to be certified for what may be wrong with me balance, nausea, walking into things etc.  The fee is $500 and my insurance only will cover $100 of it but I think I need to spend the money to see if this is something that can be fixed.  I’m going with HOPE!



Is this painting done in mixed media just not absolutely beautiful?  It’s on its way to me.  I love the colours and just the vibrancy of it.  I appreciate art.  I can’t draw or paint but I create with my words.  Words have always been my therapy even when I didn’t share them with the world.   When I was in high school and writing poetry I came across a poem in the newspaper.  I think it was in an Ann Landers advice column.  It was called, “After A While”  Author Unknown.  It wasn’t until I was older with the kidlets new to the computer and came across the poem.  I had saved that interchange with the amazing woman who touched my soul and to this day Veronica A. Shoffstall thank you because of this poem I get myself flowers every chance I get.  At the time, I knew the poem as Comes the Dawn.  I’ve shared it at the bottom for you to read, love and enjoy.

mini2z – journey with me…






After A While
©1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall

After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn
that love doesn’t mean leaning
and company doesn’t always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren’t contracts
and presents aren’t promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman,
not the grief of a child
and you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow’s ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn…

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