Saturday, November 22, 2014

Why No New Posts on CD?

 Although I am not writing any new posts at the moment, I want to let you know what I AM doing. It's a lot!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ch-ch-ch-changes ...

It is safe to say that I have no patience.

I have been working hard at the blog re-design and I just could not wait until my intended January 1 unveiling. There are many changes!

1) Navigate between posts with your right and left arrow keys. That won't help you with scrolling down, and you'll still need to click to read comments, but this should make it easier to read past posts.

2) The drop-down menu at the top is still a work in progress. I am going through all old posts and labelling them. You can still read chronologically, or you can select all the posts with a certain label. Be patient if some of it is not finished yet. Not all of the blog posts are labelled and some of the labels are for posts planned in the future.

3) Like the Start Here page. It's up in the menu. LOL I'm working on it. That is not a "search label" page, but a description of what each of the labels are about.

4) Did I mention the picture of me ... wait, it disappeared. My goodness, there's so much to do. I'll get that right back in there.

5) Social Media - I'm trying to figure that stuff out, but yes, CD has a (terribly neglected) Twitter account, a Facebook page, a Google+ page ... and not a LinkedIn account. I think I need to remove that. But you can also subscribe in your favourite reader (I recommend Feedly or Bloglovin') or send me an email. Nice and easy.

6) The drop down menus, with the labels, is a heads-up for the kinds of posts you will be seeing during 2015. It was hard to pigeonhole all of my ideas into a set number of labels, but I think I did it!

What other changes do you see, and what do you think?



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One Scan Down ...


The CT scan was at 12:30. The technician and I had fun - the absolute nicest people in the world work at hospitals. We talked about what I should expect, that if nothing shows up on the CT scan, then that's that. They won't say "Oh, there's nothing on the CT, so we'll do an MRI" because MRIs are very, very expensive and there's an incredibly long waiting list.

Then I proceeded to have the most rotten afternoon, in which my credit card was declined (the payment just hadn't gone through - oops), the weather went from warm-enough-for-a-cardigan to freezing, and I locked my keys in the car. All this, by the way, after Miss P kept us up all night, so no one got any real sleep.  Everyone has days like this, right? They get better.

At 6:20 pm, the doctor's office called.

Monday, November 17, 2014

CT Scan Scheduled

First thing this morning I called the hospital's central booking and was told that no, no, none of the requisitions were in yet, and they had to go through the radiologist who would triage them. Call back tomorrow.

I explained that I have a history of brain tumor and that I had a seizure* and I'm a little bit anxious.

Yes, yes, everyone wants to be at the front of the line. Call tomorrow. (Well, she was more polite in her wording, but the meaning was clear.)

And so, a little after lunch, I had a second seizure that left me rather emotionally shaken. TWO in five days? Gimme a freaking break here.

When I was able, I called back to Central Booking. Lorraine answered. I explained to her that I know it's not tomorrow yet, but perhaps, since I just had a second seizure ...

"Well, we just got a stack of reqs in. Let me check for you." A few moments later, "You're here. Oh. Um .... the only problem is where to put you. We're booking a few weeks from now.  I need to speak to the radiologist and I'll call you right back."

When she called back, she said that they had an Inpatient opening and they're using it for me. Tomorrow at 12:15. Ha. Guess who got put to the front of the line?




* Brain tumor seizures can be, but are not always, Grand Mal. I have always had what are known as simple partial sensory seizures and complex partial sensory seizures. They can be as simple as staring off into space and losing time. (I've had those.) Mine generally involve my vision (aura, "movies" in the corner of my eye, everything going fuzzy), blinding headaches of relatively short duration, numbness or pins and needles in my face, arms or hands, and often disorientation, confusion, loss of balance, and the inability to speak or understand speech (that's called aphasia).

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